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WatchGuard Named Company of the Year at 2015 Network Computing Awards

Company also honored with Best Hardware of the Year award for its powerful Firebox M440 Next Generation and Unified Threat Management Firewall

SEATTLE – March 26, 2015WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in multi-function security appliances, today announced it was named Company of the Year at the 2015 Network Computing Awards. The company also received Best Hardware Product of the Year award honors for its new multi-function firewall, the Firebox® M440. Based on readers' nominations and votes from Network Computing Magazine, these awards recognize industry-wide technology, tools, solutions, products and companies that are at the forefront of the evolving technology market.

The Firebox M440, a powerful Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance released in late 2014, is the first appliance truly rich in independent ports, removing the need for complex configurations. This makes it easy for administrators or security professionals to apply the right security policies to the correct network segment. It also includes WatchGuard Dimension™, last year's Network Computing Award Product of the Year, which brings big data visibility to network security, without the associated cost or complexity.

"It's incredibly rewarding to be recognized for the team's work through 2014, during which we brought a continual stream of new solutions to the market including the Firebox T10 for remote offices, APT Blocker to fight advanced persistent threats, a major new Policy Map feature in Dimension, mid-size powerhouse appliances like the Firebox M500, and of course, the Firebox M440, which was also honored by Network Computing Magazine," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate and product strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. "All of these solutions are giving our customers visibility into their network and allowing them to secure their organizations against the overwhelming flood of new threats they face daily. We look forward to continuing that stream of innovation in 2015."

For more information on the Firebox M440, click here.

The award ceremony took place March 19, 2015 at the Hotel Russell in London. For a complete list of winners, click here. WatchGuard is one of the most awarded network security companies in the industry. For a complete list of recognitions that WatchGuard has received in the past 12 months, click here.

About the Network Computing Awards
Network Computing Magazine provides the latest IT news information, technology news, IT industry news, and articles, together with in-depth analysis of IT products and services reviews. Readers of the publication vote on the Network Computing Awards, and last year there were more than 17,000 voters. To find out more, visit www.NetworkComputingAwards.co.uk.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, best-of-breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. 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 WatchGuard.com.

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