WatchGuard [Network Security] Firewalls
November 12, 2021

WatchGuard [Network Security] Firewalls

Michael Sirota | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use WatchGuard [Network Security] at our office and all of our client's offices to protect the gateway to their networks. We also use firewalls to provide VPN access to remote users to ensure a secure connection to network resources. The WatchGuard [Network Security] firewalls give us the peace of mind that our clients are protected against external attacks on their networks.
  • VPN control
  • Policy based security
  • Management platform with single pane of glass
  • Better remote updating of systems
  • Economical solution giving good ROI
It is critical to have a plan. You must make sure that your deployment strategy will work with the end client as to not interrupt their business operations. Pre-programming the devices prior to on-site installation is critical to ensure a smooth implementation. Creating policies and creating a template for the devices also assists in the initial setup.
The Barracuda [Firewall Insights] firewall was similar in features to WatchGuard [Network Security] but was more expensive. The implementation team at Barracuda could not get the firewalls to work in our environment and the support they provided was not up to standard. We actually started with Barracuda and canceled the project due [to] the lack of implementation support. WatchGuard stepped up and their implementation support was stellar.

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WatchGuard [Network Security] is well suited for the small and medium-sized business market. The devices are reasonably priced and provide many features of more expensive devices. They are easy to set up right out of the box. They give small and medium-sized businesses the protection they require to protect against outside attacks.

WatchGuard Network Security Feature Ratings

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