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WatchGuard Increases Capacity to Securely Process Content by up
to 30 Percent

Enhanced performance of the XCS 1180 critical to managing rising volume of email traffic and spear phishing attacks

SEATTLE – May 24, 2013. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today announced an enhanced content security solution which allows enterprise customers and messaging service providers to securely transmit and receive up to 30 percent more email messages than previous generations. The increased performance of the WatchGuard XCS 1180, which is part of the company's Extensible Content Security solutions platform, is critical to helping large organizations defend against email attacks such as spear phishing, for which email is the top point of entry.

"As corporate email addresses become more visible through social networking and blogs, and email traffic continues to increase, a powerful content security solution is more mission-critical than ever for today's enterprises," said Roger Klorese, director of product management at WatchGuard. "The XCS 1180 provides enterprise and service provider customers with greater throughput at the same price as previous generations, allowing businesses to quickly process a greater density of messages without increasing IT spending."

The XCS 1180 is now available for purchase and trade-up, and includes WatchGuard's LiveSecurity PLUS customer support and customizable reporting features to help IT with audit requests and compliance requirements. The XCS 1180 joins other WatchGuard XCS physical appliances and WatchGuard XCSv virtual appliances in delivering not only powerful protection against email-delivered threats, but web-based attacks as well, while protecting valuable assets with data loss prevention. To learn more about the XCS 1180 and the full suite of XCS solutions, visit the WatchGuard XCS website: http://www.watchguard.com/products/xcs-main.asp.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides; smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

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