The perfect security solution from SMB to Enterprise
Updated November 19, 2021

The perfect security solution from SMB to Enterprise

Giovanni Derosas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use WatchGuard [Network Security] on all our systems and also all our clients use WatchGuard as a primary security device. Mainly we use the WatchGuard firewall as edge security taking advantage of all possibilities given by the advanced features of UTM. The WatchGuard Dimension server is really useful for managing all the devices used by our client as MSP. We are proactive with updates, virus outbreaks, and security concerns thanks to this big and useful tool.
  • edge antivirus check and act as good barrier against malware
  • Is possible do avoid unwanted traffic thanks to powerful web filter
  • With Dimension our work as MSP is easiest. One single point to check
  • The SSL VPN is really easy to setup an to manage and based on OpenVPN
  • Improve dashboard overview in Dimension server
  • Make more easy the creation of site to site VPN between partner
  • Make more easy to find the page blocked by web blocker
  • Watchguard [Network Security] gives us easy but high security with fast ROI
  • Watchguard [Network Security] improves our trust between us and our client
  • Watchguard [Network Security] is a vital component in the security environment of all our client.
We are a Watchguard partner

The simplified packaging with one device - one license system is really appreciated by our client because it gives an easy way to manage hardware refresh, license renewal, and upgrade needed to satisfy the new business need.
We are a former partner of Sonciwall but we had switched to Watchguard [Network Security] because his policy selling is more clear for us and our client. All the services available every day are reliable and affordable and the renewal is easy. The possibility of trade up and red to red upgrade are an exceptional selling driver.
Bitdefender GravityZone, N-able MSP Manager (formerly Solarwinds MSP Manager), Arcserve Backup

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Would you buy WatchGuard Network Security again?


From a small office to a big company with branch offices, Watchguard [Network Security] grants the top of security with the easiest experience in management, with the possibility of management with client and web interface, granting a high and suitable level of administering security. Skilled and fast support, that gives you the possibility to solve the unexpected problem without headache. And with the new wave on the market for MSP, the free-to-use Dimension Virtual machine makes our daily management tasks easy and fast.

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

Using WatchGuard Network Security

5 - The people in our company love haw easy is connect with VPN with provider client and the flexibility of OpenVPN that allow all users to connect with his own devices, like tablet or phone. All is able to use the on premise stuff without pain.
The protection that we have with gateway AV and Web protection is optimal and grant to us a good level of security, all of us appreciate all how fast is the check and the speed of the connection is not impacted also for big file to check.
We are a MSP and all of our client are really happy with all the features provided, for that reason we are really happy to provide Watchguard to all of our client
3 - The management of all the WatchGuard solutions we have installed on our client are really easy to do. All the task are well documented in knowledge base and if we need to do some exotic configuration we where able to ask to the WathcGuard service desk and the support was all the time really great!
  • SSL VPN is great solution
  • Gateway Anti Virus work like a charm
  • Web Blocker is granular and well maintained
  • Firewall rule are easy to use
  • Dimension is a plus really useful
  • Connecting to AWS VPN is easy and well documented
  • we can mange all client firewall from our office
  • We can manage granularly the SD-WAN
  • DNS firewall
  • EDR
  • MFA
Because we and all of our client are really satisfied with Watchguard devices and the supprto they give and the function we have available to use.

Evaluating WatchGuard Network Security and Competitors

Yes - We replaced SonicWall and Arkoon UTM because the management, the support, the cost and the quality of the subscription service are best in class in WatchGuard in respect of the one provided by Watchguard. And more the possibility to manage both with client or web are a plus really interesting.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Respect the other brand the Quality and the features provided by WatchGuard are best in class with the right price for the service provided, and more the availability of free tool for VPN and centralized log is a plus in the offer that cannot be neglected.
We surely not change the choice of the WatchGuard Network Security as primary edge security solution. we are aware that we are using ine of the best UTM NGF in the market for SMB

WatchGuard Network Security Implementation

  • Implemented in-house
  • Third-party professional services
We perform the implementation for many customer, and we implement and customize solutions for all of them. Because WatchGuard Network Security is also used in our company as main edge solution, we are interested to be updated, skilled and focused in keep all the devices and customer it as safe as possible.
Change management was minimal
  • thanks to great logging feature we where able to prepare the firewall rule with a minimum or without disruption of services during implementation
  • Set up Site to site VPN require some time because some router configuration with multiple NAR require a refined setup

WatchGuard Network Security Training

  • in-person training
We participate to a in person training and the three days of learning was really useful and complete to gain skill to solve the major part of the problem we encounter during our life. And more the in person training give us the opportunity to create a network with other WatchGuard partner.

Configuring WatchGuard Network Security

I think he product's configurability it is the right for the kind of product WatchGuard Network Security is.
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code

WatchGuard Network Security Support

Every time we open a ticket the support for WatchGuard Network Security give to us the solution of our complex and apparently unsolvable problem. The answer was punctual and detailed enough to solve all our problem. And mor the ticketing system are really easy to use, with no worries or delay.
We had purchase premium support for WatchGuard Network Security because we need to have the best in class support. all the client that have subscribed the premium support are really happy with it. We as MSP are really happy to have such support as solution for emergency case.
We where blocked in an integration with Wildix phone in a network with high restrictions and we where blocked for days before ask to support that in a days give us the solution and make the client happy.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response

Using WatchGuard Network Security

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • The management of the firewall rules
  • The management of VPN
  • The log collection with Dimension
  • modification of the proxy rules
  • Modification of the port in proxy
The WatchGuard Network Security provide a web interface or a client interface, no matter what you approach is but you have two full powerful instrument to manage the firewall with easy interface (web) or with strong security (client). We prefer the usage with client but in fast change can be done in the web interface in a zip