We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"They have a command center that makes it easy to log into and see all of your appliances nationwide."
"Easy to set up and easy to integrate."
"The most valuable features are IPS, MAPI, NAT, and VPN."
"Its detection, antivirus, and filtering features are the most valuable. The facility to connect by using the VPN connection is also a very valuable feature. It is very strong, secure, and reliable. We have implemented the Untangle solution in all hardware. It is also a user-friendly solution. It is easy to learn and easy to configure."
"All features are useful. We are using premium features such as bandwidth sharing, failover, web filters, SSL controls, antivirus, and VPN. We use these features to the fullest. These features are available in the paid firewall license, not the free one."
"The ease of use is most valuable. You can quickly train someone who hasn't seen a firewall in life. You can get people up to speed, and in a few months, they are able to manage this product very easily. It is a very user-friendly, scalable, and stable product. Its price is also spot-on."
"The main features of the solution are the control of the site-to-site network access and the overall features."
"It provides us with Layer 2 and Layer 3 security."
"The most valuable feature is the NAT-ing, the IP addresses... We can direct the traffic where it needs to go. We can control the traffic."
"It also provides us with layered security. It has onboard virus scanning features that allow it to scan before something gets to the host. It will also stop a person from going to a site that is known to be bad."
"Among the most valuable features is the ease of use — love the interface — of both the web interface and of the WatchGuard System Manager."
"I like that this product has very few issues."
"The policy monitoring and allowing different traffic flows are the most useful features for us; regulating which traffic comes in and out."
"They don't have any feature that allows you to drop the session."
"Web-filtering policies could be improved."
"The common center facility that Untangle provides should be available on-premises. There are great corporations here in Mexico that like the Untangle solution, but they don't like the fact that the monitoring and access to the appliance are in the cloud. They request for the common center facility to be available and installed on-premises."
"We seek the availability of the hardware in our region. The hardware-based firewall from Untangle is currently not available in our region. It should have threat protection on a real-time basis. This feature, available in Check Point and Sandstorm kind of scenario, is currently missing in Untangle NG Firewall."
"The pricing should be reduced because it is expensive."
"There is a slight learning curve."
"I would like to see more tutorials on setting up the Firebox."
"There are a couple of things I wished that it would do, but I can't think of those off the top of my head."
"There should be better integration and a way to configure multiple vendors into the same data center in order to offer more flexibility."
"The only downside is that it is missing an API, that you can use to easily collect information from it."
"The reporting is a little on the weak side. I would like to see a better reporting set and easier drill-down options."
"The few issues that we have had, such as not knowing where to go, they have been answered quickly."
"Once you start getting into proxy actions and setting up: "Okay, cool. Once this rule gets triggered, what actions have to happen?" I do know a few people who use WatchGuard and they still have to get assistance when they look at that. So I would file that as a con for WatchGuard. Proxy actions can be a little bit complicated."
"It is not expensive. The best part is that it is based on the pay-per-use kind of scenario. An increase or decrease in the number of people doesn't make any difference. We are really happy about using this particular scenario."
"The pricing model is better than with SonicWall."
"It is not expensive. It is cheaper than Fortinet."
"I usually tell people that it's really affordable as well, particularly compared to Cisco."
"The cost was somewhere in the vicinity of $2,000 to $3,000 for each one..."
"I think the larger firewall packages are much better because a normal firewall is not enough for these times. You need IPS, APT, and all the security features of a firewall that you can buy."
"It has a very good price. It is not the most expensive one, and it is also not the cheapest one. It is just spot-on in terms of price."
"WatchGuard had a very competitive price. It was only 10 to 20 percent more than a single instance device but with that extra cost it provided a second load balancing device... unlike other brands whose method of hardware and software licensing would have doubled our cost."
"The pricing of WatchGuard is probably a little higher than the SonicWall, but it makes up for it in dependability. It's worth it to me, especially since it's not much higher. For just a little bit higher price you get the dependability of the firewall with the WatchGuard brand."
"It's fair pricing, but it could always be reduced."
"They have an annual subscription license. Initially, we had opted for three years. After that, we went for another three years, and after that, we have been doing it yearly. They also have a license for five years."
Untangle NG Firewall takes the complexity out of network security—saving you time, money and frustration. Get everything you need in a single, modular platform that fits the evolving needs of your organization without the headaches of multiple point solutions.
Enjoy the flexibility to deploy Untangle’s award-winning NG Firewall software on third party hardware, as a virtual machine, or as a turnkey appliance.
Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily. Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.
WatchGuard's approach to network security focuses on bringing best-in-class, enterprise-grade security to any organization, regardless of size or technical expertise. Ideal for SMBs and distributed enterprise organizations, our award-winning Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances are designed from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment, use, and ongoing management, in addition to providing the strongest security possible.
Untangle NG Firewall is ranked 6th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 5 reviews while WatchGuard Firebox is ranked 3rd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 26 reviews. Untangle NG Firewall is rated 9.4, while WatchGuard Firebox is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Untangle NG Firewall writes "Good VPN features, helpful reporting and alerting, built-in content filtering, and excellent support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WatchGuard Firebox writes "Competent, basic front-end; the ports that I have assigned appear to be unattainable to outsiders". Untangle NG Firewall is most compared with OPNsense, pfSense, Sophos UTM, Sophos XG and Cisco ASA Firewall, whereas WatchGuard Firebox is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, SonicWall NSa, pfSense and Cisco ASA Firewall. See our Untangle NG Firewall vs. WatchGuard Firebox report.
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