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WatchGuard Recognized as a UTM Market Leader

WatchGuard Recognized as a "Leader" in Latest 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management

SEATTLE – April 3, 2012. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in business security solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.*

"WatchGuard is pleased to be recognized by Gartner for our industry-leading unified threat management solutions," said Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "For thousands of business around the world, WatchGuard UTMs are the trusted security appliances employed to stop hackers, malware, spyware, viruses and all sorts of Web threats from reaching mission critical applications, networks and data."

According to the report, "The Leaders quadrant contains vendors at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that's designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens. These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and a product that's intuitive to manage and administer."

WatchGuard - Moving Security Forward
The WatchGuard XTM family of network security appliances is a new class of performance-driven security solutions. Blazing fast throughput combines with advanced networking features to handle high-volume traffic securely - at an affordable price. Includes a suite of flexible management tools that allows IT administrators to manage security through an intuitive centralized console, command line interface, and web UI. With 19 models to choose from, small to mid-size businesses have an ideal XTM solution to protect their networks, applications and data.

Business protection is stronger than ever, with HTTPS inspection, VoIP support, and options for Application Control and all other WatchGuard security services (WebBlocker, spamBlocker, Gateway Antivirus, Intrusion Prevention Service, Reputation Enabled Defense, and LiveSecurity Service).

Aarrestad concludes, "Many small businesses face the same challenges as large organizations - how to keep data, applications and their network safe. With WatchGuard, it doesn't matter if your business has 10 or 5,000 employees - they all get the same levels of advanced, next-generation threat protection, which is why WatchGuard continues to rank at the top of analyst reports."

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

*Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management" by Joe Pescatore and Greg Young, March 5, 2012

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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