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WatchGuard SSL 100 Wins "Hardware Product of the Year" from Network Computing

WatchGuard SSL 100 Delivers Enterprise Security at SMB Prices

SEATTLE – March 10, 2010. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced that the WatchGuard SSL 100 won "Hardware Product of the Year" from Network Computing, a leading IT trade publication in the UK.

"WatchGuard provides businesses with a comprehensive array of security solutions, including multifunction firewall appliances, messaging and content filtering solutions, and state of the art SSL VPN offerings that protect networks, applications and data," said Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "The WatchGuard SSL 100 provides unmatched security, performance and flexibility for mobile workers, remote office employees and others who need rock-solid reliability and highly secure VPN connectivity."

Ideal for small to medium sized businesses, the WatchGuard SSL 100 supports up to 100 simultaneous authenticated users, each with multiple connections. Unlike other SSL VPN offerings that require additional add-ons or expensive service contracts, the WatchGuard SSL 100 provides a complete and comprehensive array of features that are designed to provide maximum ease of use, flexibility and high security for less than $2,000.

WatchGuard – Making Remote Access Easy
Nimble by design, the WatchGuard SSL 100 comes ready to go out of the box as one, easy to install appliance. Because of its comprehensive authentication technology, the WatchGuard SSL 100 eliminates the burden of integrating the appliance with other third-party authentication systems, such as LDAP, Active Directory, or RADIUS.

With comprehensive logging and reporting capabilities, the WatchGuard SSL 100 provides a rich history of remote user information that gives businesses insight to better manage and adjust remote resources, applications and infrastructure needs.

WatchGuard – Extending Business Flexibility
For organizations that want to deliver applications or tools to remote users, the WatchGuard SSL 100 offers delivery of non-native desktop and server applications such as SSH (Secure Shell) and RDP (Remote Desktop). This allows remote workers to securely access and work with applications as if they were in the office from any location worldwide.

To help road warriors, WatchGuard provides Desktop Sharing and Remote Assist. This feature allows administrators or business channel partners to initiate connections to remote devices, such as laptops, from their helpdesk. They can then take control of and diagnose remote user issues quickly and easily, thus saving time and helping to keep road warriors productive in the field.

WatchGuard - Providing Security for Mobile Workers
Leveraging WatchGuard's security heritage and technology portfolio, the WatchGuard SSL 100 provides unmatched security features for remote workers. With its new deep device examination, end-point integrity checking functionality, businesses can easily create and enforce security policies to ensure connecting devices have firewall protection and up to date anti-virus definitions so that only healthy and policy compliant devices are on the network.

Furthermore, the WatchGuard SSL 100 provides an auto-loading access client. This is a web-based access client that automatically loads after successful authentication. This eliminates the need to pre-install a client application on remote users' systems, while simplifying secure access to network resources.

Additional security can be utilized with onboard two-factor authentication. The WatchGuard SSL 100 can generate SMS-based tokens and one-time password (OTP) to a user's mobile device, such as a corporate cell phone, smart phone or wireless PDA. This provides fast and secure two-factor authentication without having to use other third-party authentication solutions. However, for businesses that currently use external authentication methods, the SSL 100 supports over a dozen different authentication types right out of the box.

The WatchGuard SSL 100 also provides enhanced access client support. With current client support for Microsoft Windows 32-bit and 64-bit clients, the SSL 100 supports Microsoft Vista and Windows 7 clients.

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.

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

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