WatchGuard Firebox is #3 ranked solution in top Unified Threat Management (UTM) tools
. PeerSpot users give WatchGuard Firebox an average rating of 8.2 out of 10.
WatchGuard Firebox is most commonly compared to Fortinet FortiGate: WatchGuard Firebox vs Fortinet FortiGate
. WatchGuard Firebox is popular among the large enterprise segment,
accounting for 44% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a
comms service provider, accounting for 26% of all views.
WatchGuard Firebox Buyer's Guide
Download the WatchGuard Firebox Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2022
What is WatchGuard Firebox?
WatchGuard Firebox is a unified security platform that offers organizations protection from cyber threats through a powerful network security device that controls all traffic between an external network and a trusted network. The solution is ideal for small and midsize businesses as well as for distributed enterprises. WatchGuard Firebox protects the entire network from intrusions, phishing attempts, malware, and ransomware by using cloud and virtual firewalls, AI-powered malware protection, and enhanced network visibility.
WatchGuard Firebox Features
WatchGuard Firebox has many valuable key features, including:
- Policy management
- Strong security
- High performance
- Network configuration for multiple clients
- Built-in SD-WAN
- Application control
- Threat detection and response
- Network discovery
- Intuitive interface
WatchGuard Firebox Benefits
Some of the benefits of using WatchGuard Firebox include:
- IT administrators can create and implement policies for content filtering, VPNs, and network inspections.
- The solution is easy to set up, manage, and maintain.
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by WatchGuard Firebox users.
PeerSpot user Kelly C., IT Manager at a hospitality company, mentions, “One of the most valuable features is the Gateway AntiVirus. We scan all traffic as it's coming through. We also use spamBlocker to scrub spam. We use content filtering, which is critical in any corporate environment to make sure that people don't surf things they're not supposed to. WatchGuard has a very easy VPN and branch office VPN setup, so we use those pretty extensively too.It's very easy to use. In terms of performance, WatchGuard has always worked well for us. Regarding the reporting, I was in the Dimension server earlier today. It's very powerful. I like it. And the management features are easy to use. I like the fact that I can open up the System Manager client or I can just do it through the web if I'm making a quick change.”
A Director of Information Technology at a retailer says, “Among the most valuable features is the ease of use — love the interface — of both the web interface and of the WatchGuard System Manager. It's a stable platform. The devices are pretty rock-solid.”
Jason M., IT Director at a healthcare company, explains, “The policy monitoring and allowing different traffic flows are the most useful features for us; regulating which traffic comes in and out. In terms of the throughput and performance, we don't have a problem or any bottleneck there. We downgraded the size of our appliance because we're a small facility, and what we had before was actually too big. The one we are now going with seems to be doing a great job.” He also adds, “The management feature is pretty nice.”
Steve R., President and Owner at Peak Communication Systems, Inc., comments, "It saves us time in the respect that we now have the template built for it so we can get in and get it done. We've had much less problems supporting Voice over IP technologies from different companies. Because our client base has grown over the years, we're probably saving 20 to 30 man-hours a month now that we've got this on a good stable level."
WatchGuard Firebox Customers
Ellips, Diecutstickers.com, Clarke Energy, NCR, Wrest Park, Homeslice Pizza, Fortessa Tableware Solutions, The Phoenix Residence
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