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What advice do you have for others considering WatchGuard Gateway AntiVirus?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WatchGuard Gateway AntiVirus, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm not sure if I would recommend the product. My experiences are based on what we've seen in terms of response to our network environment. Maybe other companies have a good international network and maybe they would have not this issue. It's hard to say. In any case, we've had issues. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten. Maybe they shouldn't be in the Chinese market.

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Top 20Real User

We're a service provider and have been for a number of years. I'm a consultant. The solution is part of the firewall and the UTM. It's never really handled as a separate entity, though it is licensed. It's part of their unified threat bundle. I've used almost all of the current GUI interfaces. The antivirus has changed the backend engine a couple of times over the years. The current revision, I believe, is Bitdefender driven, but I'm not exactly 100% sure. I'd advise other organizations, when setting up the solution, to configure all proxies and policies prior to doing the subscription service setup. If the policies are pre-configured and your proxies are set up prior to activating the security antivirus or the Gateway AntiVirus, 90% of the configuration is done for you. You only find yourself manually doing it if you are building rules after the fact. As an antivirus and standalone product, I would rate the solution seven out of ten. The main reason is, as a gateway appliance, it does not have the capability to perform the same function as an endpoint antivirus. It is not a substitute for endpoint antivirus.

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WatchGuard Gateway AntiVirus has VPN access for all systems. It's a firewall and an anti-virus agent. It's fully complete for my company. I would recommend the solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at ten.

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