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WatchGuard Wins Back-to-Back Editorial Awards

WatchGuard Network Security Appliances Receive Editors' Choice Award from Network Computing Germany and Readers' Choice Product Excellence Award from Network World Asia

SEATTLE - December 15, 2008. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in extensible network security and connectivity solutions, today announced that it received two prestigious awards from leading IT publications. In Germany, Network Computing gave the WatchGuard Firebox Peak X8500e series their "Editors' Choice," and Network World Asia readers voted for the WatchGuard Firebox Core appliance as their "Readers' Choice Product Excellence Award" for best mid-range Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution.

"WatchGuard Unified Threat Management appliances are ideal for reducing IT costs while maintaining high security and network functionality," said Eric Aarrestad, vice president of marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "As evidenced by these recent awards, whether your business is in Asia, Europe or anywhere in between, WatchGuard offers the best price/performance, no-compromise network security solutions, period."

Network Computing Germany praised the WatchGuard Firebox Peak X8500e series for its anti-spam, anti-virus, IPS and web-filtering capabilities. In particular, the editors called out the ease of installation, and robust logging and reporting features of the appliance. Likewise, they noted the advanced management capabilities, load-balancing and failover features, all of which contributed to earning their coveted recommendation.

Similarly, Network World Asia readers gave resounding accolades to the WatchGuard Firebox Core appliance, "owing to its outstanding mix of strong security, ease of management, network functionality and interoperability." As well, their readers acclaimed how WatchGuard makes it "easy for administrators to gain deep visibility into security, user, and network events for greater control, regulatory compliance, and business intelligence."

WatchGuard UTM Appliances – Best in Security, Price and Performance
The WatchGuard family of UTM appliances provides unparalleled network security against a myriad of threats. Recent third-party tests validate WatchGuard's industry lead at stopping nearly 99 percent of network attacks and threats. Because of WatchGuard's advanced proxy technology and security architecture, business can rest assured knowing that their mission critical data is highly secure from outside attacks.

As well, WatchGuard UTM appliances offer a wide array of price and performance options to meet varying business needs and network sizes, ranging from small businesses to enterprise environments. With extensive networking capabilities built into every appliance, and free in-depth management, logging and reporting tools, network administrators gain unfettered insight and control of their users and data. More information about WatchGuard's award-winning UTM appliances is available at www.watchguard.com.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances and WatchGuard SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network security, 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 and LiveSecurity are registered trademarks of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.