Best Network Security by WatchGuard
December 31, 2021

Best Network Security by WatchGuard

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We [have been] using WatchGuard [Network Security] firewalls since 2004. We have used it to create VPN tunnels between offices and also MUVPN for remote users. We used its anti-spam and web security in [the] past to fight the growing spam emails issue as well as protect us from malicious websites. It's a simple and great product that you can use to protect your network.
  • Protects my network with security policies
  • Connects remote offices with VPN tunnels
  • Connects remote users with mobile user VPN clients
  • The logging could be better
  • Web interface is slow
  • Anti-spam policy customization is not available
  • Robust performance with no downtime
  • VPN between offices (branch office VPN)
  • Remote user VPN (work from home users)
We buy products from vendors but we configure [them] ourselves. They are so easy to configure. We have called WatchGuard tech support if we needed any help.
We implemented everything by ourselves. The documentation is really helpful, and their tech support was great in [helping] with the implementation.
We really like the way everything is packaged. With that, we can customize the installation of what we need and what [we don't]. It's easier to manage from upgrade to migration.
WatchGuard is less expensive compared to others. The management software is very easy to use. It's easy to upgrade and the trade-in also saves us money.

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We are using WatchGuard [Network Security] to protect our network. This can easily be accomplished by creating policies. Creating policies are very simple and straight forward. We can create as many policies as we need to accommodate individual needs. We have different departments that have specific needs when it comes to [protecting] users, allowing specific network resources, MUVPN for remote users, etc. The logging and bandwidth usage interface [are] there but sometimes it's really hard to figure out the problem we are troubleshooting. If someone is using high bandwidth then we have to use some third party tools like wireshark to figure [it] out.

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