Unified Threat Management

Unified Threat Management

by WatchGuard

Who Uses Unified Threat Management?

WatchGuard solutions are built with small and midsize businesses in mind, offering solutions that provide security without adding complexity to your infrastructure.

What Is Unified Threat Management?

For over 20 years, WatchGuard has pioneered cutting-edge cyber security technology & delivered it as easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. With advanced network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services, WatchGuard enables small and midsize enterprises from around the globe to protect their business. As the cyber security landscape is constantly evolving, and new threats emerge each day, WatchGuard solutions keep you secure.

Unified Threat Management Details

WatchGuard

http://www.watchguard.com/

Founded 1996

Unified Threat Management Pricing Overview

Unified Threat Management does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Unified Threat Management Features

Network Security Software
Access Control
Activity Monitoring
Firewalls
Intrusion Detection System
Reporting/Analytics
Threat Response
VPN
Vulnerability Scanning

Unified Threat Management Reviews

Showing 5 of 12 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Verified Reviewer
Member
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/07/2018

"Our company uses the Watchguard UTM Firebox, and it is a beast of a firewall."

Comments: I feel very comfortable knowing our network and users are protected. Plus, I can easily modify the UTM with the help of Watchguard's support team should anything be needed.

Pros: Tons of features via its core offering but also through its additional subscription services like Gateway Antivirus, WebBlocker, Botnet Detection, and Intrusion Prevention Services. The traffic monitor is kind of intimidating but real-time and very searchable. I used a similar UTM before Watchguard and it did not have half the feature-set for tracking down issues with outside connectivity. We have had no attack issues since using the UTM. The support is very responsive and willing to take the time to address whatever the issue may be. I like this product a lot and feel very comfortable in its protection of our network.

Cons: I really don't have any cons for Watchguard other than it can be hard to configure all the features without their support team. There is a lot of information out there to do everything with this UTM but it is kind of tough to jump right in if you don't fully know what you're dealing with as far as firewall issues go.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/07/2018
Jason Z.
Owner
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/10/2019

"Great overall product for many applications"

Comments: I have experienced relatively trouble free use of all their devices in the small to mid range. They provide great degrees of administration, control, security, and customer service and support.

Pros: Full in depth functionality is excellent. you can get as granular as you like for very deep control or general network use. It has great ability to create any kind of policy you want, and a crazy amount of other features for security and protection.

Cons: Tool tips and basic explanations on settings within the software would be very nice. there are so many options that it can get very complicated without much study and learning on the subject. for anyone who gets paid by time, this can be problematic. I do not care for the web interface and always use the System Manager Application.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/10/2019
Louis J.
CTO
Telecommunications, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/04/2019

"Basic UTM with Poor Manufacturers Support & Poor Reliability"

Comments: WatchGuard is a leading vendor but lags behind its direct competitors, and it's reliability on the smaller range makes it questionable. However the pricing and basic feature set make it attractive to SMB's.

Pros: The GUI is user friendly and looks quite modern and slick. Generally the configuration is logical and easy to navigate. The pricing is generally cheap.

Cons: Reliability on hardware is poor, support isn't very helpful (e.g. they wont do a remote session to help), feature set is weak and generally the appliance lags behind its competitors.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/04/2019
Adam B.
Assistant Network Administrator
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/11/2017

"Best Darn Firewall We Have Ever Used"

Pros: We were introduced to Watchguard by a consultant after years with a Cisco PIX/ASA. We love the intuitive user interface and the level of security that has been provided by the appliance. The proof is in the traffic monitor!

Cons: The interface may be a bit scary for a first time user of the appliance, however the Wizards can be extremely helpful.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/11/2017
Verified Reviewer
Presales & Technical Support Manager
Computer & Network Security, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/08/2018

"Great appliance for SMBs, easy console and awesome support"

Comments: One thing that needs to be mentioned is the exceptional support WG offers. The engineers are great and answer to the point, or offer remote help. Also their documentation is very well written and detailed. Software is great, console(s) do what they're supposed to and the hardware is pretty good as well. I highly recommend it to small-medium businesses.

Pros: Web console is great for most of the options, it's fast and easy to use, even if you're not very experienced with networks. It doesn't have all the features (or not as clear as through WSM) but it does the job very well. We use it for protection of 3 sites and BOVPN.

Cons: As said, the web console is sometimes leading you to issues, such as faulty firewall rules or endless searching of where the option you're looking for really is. WSM (older/desktop app console) works great, but it's kind of old. Other than that, nothing else wrong!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/08/2018