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WatchGuard Technologies Acquires Datablink and Adds Advanced Authentication to SMB Security Portfolio
According to the 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, 63 percent of confirmed data breaches involved leveraging weak default or stolen passwords, proving that multi-factor authentication is a critical component to any organization’s overall approach to data security. Unfortunately, cost and complexity has kept this technology out of reach for most SMB and mid-market organizations. WatchGuard has a proven track record breaking down that barrier across multiple security markets –network security, advanced threat detection and response, and wireless security. Advanced authentication is next.
New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers
WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report is designed to offer educational insights, research and security recommendations to help readers better protect themselves and their organizations against modern threat actors. Key findings from the Q1 2017 report include:
WatchGuard Technologies Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls...
WatchGuard believes that placement as the only Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant for the past three years validates its mission to deliver a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade security solutions that are easily deployed and managed for mid-market customers. WatchGuard’s security appliances run on the Fireware® platform, which is designed to operate leading security engines in every category. Some of the company’s most notable strengths include WatchGuard Total Security Suite, its all-in-one bundle of security services that offers protection for both the network and the endpoint, and WatchGuard Dimension’s data analytics and reporting capabilities. WatchGuard can rapidly address customers’ latest security challenges without being stalled by lengthy development cycles by quickly incorporating new security services into its existing products.
WatchGuard Technologies Earns “Recommended” Rating from NSS Labs for Next Generation Firewall Appliances
The NGFW Group Test integrates the Cyber Advanced Warning System (CAWS) for continuous testing with an exhaustive exploit library and hundreds of drive-by exploits being used in active campaigns by threat actors. This year NSS expanded the testing of evasions, which are techniques that disguise and modify attacks at the point of delivery to avoid detection and blocking by security products.
New WatchGuard Access Point Brings Secure, High-Performance Wi-Fi Outdoors
The WatchGuard AP322 delivers dual concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band radios, with data rates up to 1.3 Gbps and 450 Mbps, respectively. This high-speed connection delivers faster downloads and more responsive Internet performance. With three spatial streams per radio (3x3 MIMO), it also offers greater bandwidth and performance for large user groups simultaneously accessing the service. Two gigabit Ethernet ports allow an additional AP to be added for extended service, and support for PoE+ offers easy installation and flexibility.
WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response Adds Complete Network and Endpoint Visibility to Total Security Suite
TDR Features and Benefits
Cyber Security Survey: More than 80 Percent of Resellers Think Customers Are Most Concerned with New Ransomware Threats
According to the survey, 83 percent of resellers believe that ransomware will be their customers’ largest concern this year. In addition, 16 percent believe the majority of their customers would pay a cyber ransom, and 65 percent believe at least some of their customers would pay. This willingness (or necessity) to pay, coupled with the increasing threat of ransomware, could prove costly for businesses in the coming year.
WatchGuard Simplifies and Automates Security-as-a-Service for MSSPs with ConnectWise Integration
Key integration features:
WatchGuard Takes the Guesswork Out of Wi-Fi Security With New Cloud-based Secure Wi-Fi Solution