2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your primary use case for WatchGuard Application Control?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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SC
CIO at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
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2020-05-19T07:27:04Z
May 19, 2020

We were primarily using WatchGuard to control applications that were trying to access offsite network locations. I am no longer using this solution because it was in my previous job.

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Scott Eastman - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Consultant at SysGroup PLC
MSP
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2020-05-17T07:17:00Z
May 17, 2020

We use it internally and we are an MSP for lots of other companies that use it as well. Our primary use case is to block applications.

RainerAlbrecht - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Gemakom
Real User
Leaderboard
2019-10-28T06:33:00Z
Oct 28, 2019

Our primary use case for this solution is traffic management. When the system recognizes that we are using something like VoIP, Skype, or Cisco Video Conference, then one can adjust the bandwidth. For example, we have it set so that VoIP has a limit of 120Kbps (Kilobits per second).

GV
Systems integrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
Sep 22, 2019

We primarily use the solution for protection.

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The solution is very stable. We've never had any problems with stability. Once a year we do a reboot just as a precaution. The solution never stops running otherwise.
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The most valuable feature of this solution is traffic management.