WatchGuard Firebox

RATING:

4.8

(309)

About WatchGuard Firebox

WatchGuard Network Security puts IT security professionals back in charge of their networks with widely deployable, enterprise-grade security and threat visibility tools suitable for any organization, regardless of budget, size, or complexity. Protect users, devices, and data across your network from one platform. WatchGuard Technologies offers a wide range of network security solutions that are easy to use and affordable. Their solutions can protect any size organization from a variety of threats. WatchGuard's Firebox family of firewalls are high-performance devices that offer a wide range of security features. These features include intrusion prevention, URL filtering, gateway antivirus, application control, and antispam. WatchGuard also offers advanced protections ...

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WatchGuard Firebox Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for WatchGuard Firebox

1 - 5 of 299 Reviews

User Profile

Bob

Verified reviewer

Logistics and Supply Chain, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2023

Wholehearted support for WatchGuard Fireboxes

I’ve used them for many years now, having had a number of generations from the 200/300 to the 270/370 to the 290 series. They work well, are so easy to use, are reliable and the support is fantastic.

PROS

The expansive feature set at a very competitive price makes the Firebox a really attractive option. The ease of deployment and management is, I believe second to none. However, it is the customer service behind the product that really makes it worth the money. I can’t state strongly enough how great the team there is.

CONS

Honestly nothing. Even the odd little feature, if it could be improved, the team there listen and often it gets the requested tweak.

Reason for choosing WatchGuard Firebox

I felt the WatchGuards did the job better and for a better price. The other vendors are fantastic, and wouldn’t have been a wrong choice, but I felt for the price and feature set, WatchGuard were the best option.

Jamie

Retail, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2024

Watchguard

Incredibly easy to get up and running, plenty of KB articles if you do get stuck.

PROS

Easy to understand licensing. Cost/Performance ratio. Intuitive setup and management. Built in monitoring.

CONS

The web GUI looks a little dated, but thats just being picky. Overal the whole swap out has been smooth and hassle free.

Reasons for switching to WatchGuard Firebox

Due to a combination of upgrade and licensing costs.

Andrew

Financial Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2023

Watch my guard!

Seamless - easy to use - but would like to see watchguard allow a Palo Alto like UI. Web UI seems outdated.

PROS

IPS / VPN / Site to Site Tunneling (BOPVPN) / Mix routing mode

CONS

The firewall clustering deployment was my least favourite. I also don't understand why the Geolocations DB is outsourced to another company who contains incorrect IPs of geolocations. For example I had attempts from Nigeria make into my on-premise environment because the Geolocation DB provider failed to identify the ip from the correct geo location.

Reason for choosing WatchGuard Firebox

Easy to use.

Ted

Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2024

Quality Product That Allows Peace of Mind

As described above. I love the product and am very thankful to have such a great security option.

PROS

In my opinion, the security of this product stands out more than anything. Once properly set up, it creates a peace of mind that we've taken another step in the right direction for our security needs.

CONS

I can't say there is anything that I don't like about WatchGuard Firebox. I will be honest, at first, the cost related to it I thought was a little high, but once I noticed everything that it does, that cost is nothing compared to everything it does and protects. That to me makes it worth more than it's weight in gold. So much so, I have installed one in each of my office locations.

Reasons for switching to WatchGuard Firebox

I made the switch as my previous hardware was becoming old and outdated. With the change in times, and the fact that I administer a healthcare organization, I needed a product that was reliable and secure. I tried the WatchGuard product and never looked back.

Alyssa Beatriz

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2024

WATCHGUARD Review

PROS

BOVPN configuration is easy to use and easy to comprehend.

CONS

BOVPN has some issue when establishing tunnel with 3rd party.

Reason for choosing WatchGuard Firebox

not expensive and easy to manage while using the wg firebox.