Watchguard XTM


I'm working with a new office that has a Watchguard XTM appliance.  I'm not familiar with this device as I've mainly worked with Sonicwall devices.  Is this a good or as good/better than the Sonicwall TZ205?  Is it relatively easy to learn to use this device as I've worked with Sonicwall for years?  The device is about 5 years old.  If we keep it, what's the best way for me to learn to use it?  The owner mentioned that his subscription to it expired a few years ago so I'm not sure if they're using it the way it should be used.  Any pointers or recommendations are greatly appreciated!  Thanks!
Matt KendallTech / Business owner operatorAsked:
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Jon SnydermanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
We use both.  Admittedly, we prefer Watchguard.  However, both are pretty easy with a little training.   However, to be honest, renewal is not cheap for either.  If this will be a long term account and you are more comfortable with sonic, that may be the better choice.   Watchguard does make upgrading pretty cost effective and very easy though.    Unfortunately, If either brand is that far out of date, 90% of the protection is inactive anyway.  

pgm554Connect With a Mentor Commented:
They are a highly regarded company.
As for subscriptions ,there are several available.
Usually I just use the AV and site blacklist subscriptions.
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