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WatchGuard strives to minimize the environmental impact of our products by providing our customers with the best in earth-friendly security technology. We build products that are reliable, easy to use, and environmentally responsible. We believe strongly in these practices, and will continue to foster programs and product designs that minimize negative impacts and promote progressive environmental policy.

Efficient appliances
Our firewalls are designed with efficiency in mind, consuming very little energy. Compare our power consumption to other security products and see how WatchGuard can make your data center greener.

Zero-carbon upgrades
Upgrade your appliance to a higher model using a software license key – no new hardware to buy, no obsolete hardware to dispose of.

One appliance. One plug.
Fully integrated security components provide maximum network protection and energy efficiency with only one appliance to plug in.

Be kind, recycle
We carefully select recyclable substances for all of our appliances and packaging materials.

Our Commitment to Environmental Legislation Compliance

Working in partnership with our EU and Chinese distribution partners, we ensure that our Firebox® X e-Series, WatchGuard XTM, and WatchGuard SSL products comply with their statutes and that the recovery of our products, according to specific EU country legislative requirements, is seamless for our end users.

WEEE: Recycling Responsibly

WEEE is an EU directive mandating the collection and treatment of waste from electronic and electrical equipment at end of life. As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility and in keeping with WEEE regulations, WatchGuard provides detailed hardware disassembly information for use by disposal vendors.

RoHS: Lead-Free and Beyond

The RoHS directive bans the sale of electrical and electronic products containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants within the EU market. WatchGuard appliances comply with the EU RoHS directive, as well as, the China RoHS directive that went into effect on March 1, 2007.

Energy Savings Calculator

Save the Planet? Or Save Money?
Do both with WatchGuard, see how much you could be saving!


You'll save...

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per Year 2

1 Based on 2007 NetworkWorld Study of Comparable Products Power Consumption.

2 Based on EPA estimate of 10.1 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in the US and 14.52 Euros per 100 kWh in European Union for Electricity in a 120V A/C environment.

Application Control
Take Back Control of Your Network

Application visibility and control is critical to the health of your network and your business. Learn how Application Control from WatchGuard makes enforcing acceptable use policies simple.

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