My WatchGuard Network Security Review
August 25, 2020

My WatchGuard Network Security Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We have two locations and utilize WatchGuard firewalls at both locations. They are great at being able to filter out a lot of unwanted traffic and autoblocking probing attempts. Linking the stores is easy and super reliable. It greatly reduces our exposure to malware and phishing attempts.
  • Easy, intuitive configuration
  • Reliable
  • Easy troubleshooting with great easy to read logs
  • Secure
  • Great performance
  • SUPPORT - Their Support is spot on and easy to reach. Extremely knowledgeable.
  • Spam-filtering review--admin can't review spam for lazy users
  • Whitelisting/Exclusions in one area might be helpful
  • Don't change much. It is a great product.
  • Adding some configuring to the spam filtering on what to catch could be a lot easier.
  • Very positive--fewer issues means less downtime
  • Fewer issues means I get to focus on new things instead of maintaining the old.
  • Can effectively manage the network with fewer people
Worked with CTG of Amarillo for purchase. I program the firewalls myself since I'm really familiar with them. The reseller has always done a great job of getting me the right equipment for the situation and the right licensing.
My favorite to work with by far! Better than Cisco, pfSense, Linksys, Netgear, Cyberoam, and Fortinet.
Works perfectly--I like to activate autoblock deny rules first for anything that touches the ports 22, 23, and 3389 on the outside. Anything that touches those ports is up to no good if they come from the outside.
This greatly benefits us with a much simpler way to maintain licensing. I know in 3 years, I need to renew or it gives a good excuse to upgrade.
Ease of use and cost of licensing. I feel the protections are similar, even though I like WatchGuard's better. The price made it an easy sell to the other executives. I liked WatchGuard over the others in every category: price, reliability (same in all), ease of use, protection, and logging.
I recommend WatchGuard Network Security for almost every firewall situation. The only place I haven't is maybe for a home user on a tight budget with zero PC knowledge. They need protection, but can't afford it.

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