Your Next Firewall: WatchGuard Is Best in Breed
August 24, 2020

Your Next Firewall: WatchGuard Is Best in Breed

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use WatchGuard products in-house, and recommend, install, monitor, and manage them for our clients.

Not one infection or successful attack behind our well configured, up-to-date, industry-leading firewall and network security solutions.

WatchGuard is a Godsend for small business security.
  • Visibility and control of network traffic in and out.
  • Malware detection and elimination BEFORE it gets into the network.
  • Forward-thinking/looking/acting to improve the solutions to stay ahead of the threat curve posed by ever-changing attack vectors and methods.
  • Certifications require experience and thorough training.
  • Minor annoyances in configuration interfaces could be improved.
  • Completely integrate the portals used in cloud services (this is underway)
  • We could not obtain a single source product that has similar features and performance at any price. Lesser solutions are readily available for 2x or 5x the price but require bolt-on 3rd-party additions.
We are a WatchGuard Silver Partner.

At least 95% of our customers stay with us for more than 10 years. At our recommendation, nearly all of them have deployed a WatchGuard firewall and have not asked for an alternate solution.
Get what you want by managing only one license. Could not be better.
sonic wall, cisco, symantec, barracuda, azure, etc
WatchGuard solutions range from single-person offices to global operations with many offices. Throughput with full inspection and encryption is best-in-breed (Gartner) offering excellent performance for the money. Larger operations can rely on high-availability solutions in active/passive or active/active modes with seamless failover to keep the internet connection working if one device were to fail.

Many franchises deploy these products using ship-n-plug self-configuration for franchise locations, connecting to VPNs in the corporate office(s).

While network security is not a simple matter, WatchGuard does an excellent job of delivering security that is easy to implement and manage.

WatchGuard Network Security Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Visualization Tools
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server