Thinking about Purchasing a Watchguard Firebox x550e- have questions
Posted on 2009-04-03
I am looking at replacing our current firewall will something else. We are a small business with about 40 computers. I would like to do AV/IPS at the border and must do web filtering. We also use VPN and SSL VPN would be preferred for those that travel as we seem to have less issues with hotel firewalls. Other corporate locations are possible in the next 3 years.
I have homed in on the x550e from Watchguard. It seems very powerful, has the feature set I am looking for and the subscription pricing is much less than an equivalent Checkpoint. I have tried Sonicwall recently and still was not a fan, Netscreen was way too much and so on...
On to my questions:
How is the administration. Pretty straight forward? I have many years in the industry but every manufacturer is different.
Has it been a solid product for those on here that use it?
I am a little fuzzy for SSO. I must use their agent yes? What do I additionally get from the client being installed.
How bad is the latency with WebBLocker?
I guess that is it for now.