WatchGuard Technologies, today released WatchGuard Dimension™ 2.1, the latest version of its powerful data visualisation and reporting suite, along with Fireware® 11.11, its security-hardened operating system. These releases provide increased visibility across the entire network for distributed enterprises and small and midsize businesses (SMBs). This allows IT professionals to scan networks for unauthorised devices with WatchGuard’s Network Discovery; gain real-time visibility into infected clients with Botnet Detection; identify and audit mobile devices connected to the network with Mobile Security; and take advantage of new Dimension reporting and management capabilities.
Organisations lacking comprehensive and actionable visibility across their networks face greater risk and slower response times for attack mitigation. Additionally, they have difficulty managing everyday network nuisances such as downtime and bottlenecks that negatively impact employee productivity.
“As a managed services provider, we are constantly looking for ways to optimise how we monitor and investigate suspicious traffic in our customers’ environments,” said Tom Sykes, CEO at Rockford , a WatchGuard MSP. “WatchGuard’s Network Discovery service is one of the new services that enables us to stay one step ahead of potential breaches by providing a clear view into network traffic, connected devices and user activity.”
Dimension 2.1 also includes a new User Anonymization feature that enables businesses to conform to European privacy directives including the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework. “With its User Anonymization feature, Dimension replaces all personally identifiable information (PII), including user names and IP addresses, with unique, randomly generated characters, which can only be unlocked after approval of a privacy officer. Importantly, this allows the continued use of big data analytics using anonymised data within the GDPR framework,” said Jonathan Whitley, area sales director for Northern Europe at WatchGuard Technologies.
“We talk about visibility as the missing layer of information security, but really, it’s more like night vision goggles,” said Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard. “It allows you to see into areas that were previously just a shadowy void. No matter how good your security may be, the threat landscape will continue to evolve. Since you can’t stop every attack, you need to have mechanisms that help you see, analyse and respond to them before it’s too late.”
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About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, providing best-in-class Unified Threat Management, Next Generation Firewall, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard and ideal solution for Distributed Enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.