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WatchGuard Earns Top Spot in Network World Product Shootout for UTM Firewall Appliances
The review also goes on to highlight the products solid firewall features and its ability to handle advanced persistent threats (APT) and data loss prevention situations. It notes the number of custom application behavior controls has been significantly enhanced and that WatchGuard offers excellent VPN support for L2TP, SSL (using OpenVPN) and IPsec VPN types.
WatchGuard Technologies Helps Hotels and Restaurants around the World Secure Guest Wi-Fi Networks and Prevent Malware Infestations
With WatchGuard's new features, hospitality organizations can now tailor the user experience with custom hotspot splash pages branded with company logos. They can also provide flexible account options, such as configurable time limits, batch-generated usernames and passwords and password-only voucher options. Liability can also be minimized with custom terms and conditions. Convenience is enhanced by allowing guest administrator roles for non-IT staff to generate accounts.
WatchGuard Predicts Five Information Security Trends You Should NOT Worry About in 2015 - and Five You Should
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New Generation of WatchGuard Firewalls Enable Mid-Size Enterprises to Keep Pace with Explosive Growth in Encrypted Traffic
"The demands facing mid-size and distributed enterprise networks are the same as those faced by large enterprise networks just a few years ago," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy and product management for WatchGuard Technologies. "With the growth in encrypted traffic, combined with Internet traffic increasing at 21 percent and connection speeds climbing at 42 percent , businesses are demanding firewalls that can keep pace. Our customers do not want to be forced to choose between protecting their networks and ensuring their end-users have the performance needed to do their jobs and with our new Firebox solutions, they don't have to."
WatchGuard Technologies Partners with Fujitsu Fsas to Deliver Managed Network Security Solutions in Japan
"IT systems are transitioning to the cloud, intensifying the need for network access from a variety of applications and locations. At the same time, advanced persistent threats are causing increased damage. It's vital that companies prevent these types of intrusions and threats across their network access points and inbound traffic," said Shirou Ohtsubo, senior vice president of Service Business Unit at Fujitsu Fsas. "Our alliance with WatchGuard provides security appliances and operation management software that protects against these intrusions and threats. Their products complement our services and enables us to provide more granular and powerful security solutions to our customers."
WatchGuard Technologies and Global Restaurateur HMSHost Partner to Secure Networks at Airports and Motorways Worldwide
"We have hundreds of food and beverage locations throughout airports and motorways worldwide, and thousands and thousands of employees and customers that rely on the networks at these locations. Network security is critical to keeping their data, our data, and the customer's data safe," said HMSHost Chief Information Officer, Sarah Naqvi. "We choose to work with WatchGuard because they not only had the best combination of security services, performance and affordability, but also because they had great reporting capabilities for PCI so we can more easily ensure compliance standards are met."
WatchGuard's APT Blocker Named Advanced Persistent Threat Security Solution of the Year by Computing Security Awards
APT Blocker delivers real-time threat visibility and protection in minutes, not hours, focusing on behavioral analysis to determine if a file is malicious. It identifies and submits suspicious files to a cloud-based next-generation sandbox, a virtual environment where code is analyzed, emulated and executed to determine its threat potential. This full-system emulation provides the deepest level of visibility possible and is the most difficult for advanced malware to evade. APT Blocker also integrates with WatchGuard Dimension, providing an instant, single view of advanced threats along with additional key information.
WatchGuard Technologies Earns "Recommended" Rating from NSS labs for Next Generation Firewall Appliances
"Our team is dedicated to continuing to deliver world class network security solutions and the NSS Labs results highlight how effective our platform is at blocking attacks with one of the industry's most powerful combinations of cost and performance," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy and product management at WatchGuard Technologies. "This kind of third party validation is critical to our customers in instilling confidence they are choosing market leading solutions."
WatchGuard Technologies' New Policy Map Provides 'X-Ray' Vision Into Firewall Configurations and Network Traffic
"I've worked with other network vendors for years and they've never delivered this type of real-time analysis. Policy map is a powerful tool," said Cesar Schmitzhaus of Brazil-based Teltec Solutions, a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) that has been beta testing Policy Map. "The ability to see and analyze in real time the exact impact these policies are having on customers is incredibly powerful. There's no need for complicated reports, just an easy way for my entire team, even CIOs, to see what's happening."
WatchGuard Technologies Recognized for the Fifth Year in a Row as a Leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Man...
"We're excited to be named a leader for the fifth consecutive year in this UTM report," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of product and corporate strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. "WatchGuard's unique platform-oriented approach makes it simple for us to quickly respond to emerging threats by providing our customers and partners best-of-breed security modules integrated into a single, seamless, cloud-based console. And, our new visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension, delivers a suite of big data reporting tools that instantly help isolate and distill key security threats."