Uncomplicated SMB Network Security
July 09, 2022

Uncomplicated SMB Network Security

tyler dalzell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security is the primary firewall and network security appliance for our company's network. WatchGuard has always provided helpful and reliable support.
  • Real time analytics
  • Intuitive GUI
  • Simple updating procedure
  • Stands out in an equipment room
  • This is honestly a tough question.
  • Your products are great.
  • Maybe they could be less expensive on the subscription side.
  • When we acquired WatchGuard, it was a more cost-effective solution than the alternatives
  • The licensing model that we have made us agile enough to handle the pandemic without another major investment.
  • Identifying network concerns before they become a larger issue
I first bought a WatchGuard 9 years ago. I don't remember exactly how that went down, but I'm still using them. So there's that! Recently we bought a second one to handle our in-house PCoIP needs separately from our primary firewall. I worked with Group Access who set up a call
Our needs for this new deployment relied on understanding the metrics of IOPS and the nature of latency-sensitive applications. Unfortunately, the metrics you have on your products; which are normally very useful in helping determine what appliance you would need, didn't help us decide which product we would want to get. Speaking to an engineer on your end about our specific setup did, however!
We're a company that likes to keep as much of its infrastructure local physically to the company, as much as possible. We're also a small company with a small tech team and WatchGuard gives us all the tools we need to do what we do. We have simple needs and WatchGuard has simple solutions.
WatchGuard security is decent. It responds to WAN and LAN threats well. It gives us the information we need to solve issues. It gives us the tools to set up operational requirements that we have.

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A great option for small and medium businesses of many industries. It's a simple-to-use appliance that has all the features you'd want in an enterprise product.

WatchGuard Network Security Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Not Rated
Visualization Tools
Not Rated
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Not Rated
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Not Rated
Stateful Inspection
Not Rated
Proxy Server
Not Rated