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|Award-Winning WatchGuard Dimension Changes Set the Bar for Network Security Visibility|
|Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 04:04:14 PM|
Sleeker interface, role-based controls, and new management features make it easier and more intuitive for network IT pros to see threats and stop them instantly
SEATTLE – July 21, 2015 — WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function integrated security appliances, today announced a variety of visibility and ease-of-use enhancements to its award-winning threat intelligence platform, WatchGuard Dimension®. This release also allows customers to preview several brand new network control features designed to make it possible for IT administrators to translate network visibility into immediate action.
"Over the years WatchGuard has brought a number of game-changing innovations to the marketplace, and Dimension continues that tradition of innovation and bringing solutions to our customers that they can put to use immediately," said Prakash Panjwani, president and CEO, WatchGuard. "Visibility is security and by distilling oceans of data into the thimbleful of information that matters in real time, we've set the bar for how our customers expect to see and stop threats in their networks."
The company's Dimension platform aggregates data from all WatchGuard appliances across a customer's network and translates that data into visually rich and actionable threat intelligence. This release builds on the platform's award-winning visibility capabilities with increased performance, detailed system health reports, and new, visually stunning cyberloafing dashboards.
Dimension is intended to not only help identify security risks but to also enable IT pros to rapidly mitigate those risks. Dimension Command, a premium add-on to Dimension slated for release in late 2015, will unlock instant network control and security configuration capabilities within the platform. With the current release, WatchGuard is offering a preview to a subset of those control features including one-click configuration changes, the ability to 'jump back' to previous configurations, direct access to individual appliances through a web UI, and VPN management tools.
"WatchGuard has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to delivering easy-to-use solutions for empowering IT administrators to monitor and protect their networks. The addition of control features to our Dimension platform will take that power to the next level. We are excited to allow customers to preview some of that power with this release and look forward to constantly adding more features to this platform, which has received rave reviews from analysts and customers alike," Panjwani continued.
Dimension is offered standard with all WatchGuard Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) appliances, with the purchase of the company's support service.*
Below is a complete list of enhancements made available with the release of Dimension 2.0: