My fav. Firewall
June 24, 2022

My fav. Firewall

Waleed Alsadi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

We use the WatchGuard firewall with our clients to provide the first line of defense at their offices and we also use it heavily with site-to-site VPN and SSL VPN which came to a big use when Covid hit and users had to work from home. We also use the WatchGuard firewall mail filter for on-prem exchange.
  • Very good traffic monitoring
  • Port scan prevention
  • mail filtering and quarantine server
  • Dimension server for reporting
  • Your support team went from being very helpful and providing solutions and advice to providing minimal help and advise
  • license renewal should be automated via cloud
  • WatchGuard cloud portal for managing firewalls is really bad that needs a lot of improving
  • WatchGuard competitive pricing allow us to win the deal when clients have other FW appliance
We are a WatchGuard partner and our clients work with us to implement and maintain their WatchGuard Firewalls
The quick setup wizard is amazing, with VPN connections with other Watchguard firewalls and VOIP capabilities.
Yes, WatchGuard licensing is very easy and clear, each item in the license section explains the feature very well so it's easy to explain to clients
WatchGuard firewall is very easy to manage, quick, and easy to deploy and activate. Also running firmware updates on WG is always fast and has no issues.

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We always use WatchGuard firewalls for our clients in the construction industry as they open new sites on monthly bases and other sites close (project completed) and we find it very easy to get firewalls ready and configured to send to these sites and get them up and running whether they are on fiber connection or on 4G and it is very easy to move firewalls between sites, renaming them and the client up and running. For less appropriate scenarios is having a WatchGuard firewall in a data center, physical or virtual maybe we don't have enough knowledge with WG but we were able to achieve this using other firewalls.

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

10 - 
  1. Construction companies
  2. Podcast and TV companies
  3. ICT company
5 - System engineers level 1,2,3
Support team
Senior System administrators
  • Site to site VPN
  • Mail filter
  • QoS and VIOP
  • On prem exchange mail filter
  • SD-WAN
  • Virtual firewall in data centre

We love WatchGuard products and we have some loyal customers that will never change as its doing its job.