Press Release

Jan
16

Latest WatchGuard Software Boosts Performance and Manageability

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New Fireware XTM 11.7 includes Websense URL Filtration and Policy Grouping forr EnterpriseStrength Security and Manageability

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16 January 2013 – WatchGuard® has released Fireware XTM 11.7 for its Extensible Threat Management (XTM) suite of network security products. As many businesses continue to struggle with bring your own device (BYOD) security, the 11.7 software update includes an enhanced feature set that further boosts the XTM’s management capabilities, while also increasing Unified Threat Management (UTM) performance by up to 50 percent. The majority of XTM appliances are now able to access the update for no additional cost with WatchGuard’s LiveSecurity subscription.

Fireware XTM 11.7 provides an updated URL filtering database from best-in-class strategic partner, Websense. Other features include Android and iOS VPN applications, support for IPV6 and L2TP VPN. Policy grouping has also been added, which allows administrators to create custom tags and filters for firewall policies to further simplify management and maintenance in larger environments.

“These updates will help our XTM customers boost their network security, connectivity and reliability without adding a layer of complexity in today’s already intricate BYOD environments,” said Roger Klorese, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard Technologies. “With manageability in mind, we are always looking for new ways to meet the needs of our customers and provide the highest level of network protection available in the market.”

This update adds to a growing list of recent enhancement to WatchGuard’s XTM products, which also includes RapidDeploy, a new cloud-based configuration utility that eliminates the need for IT security professionals to pre-configure devices or travel to the deployment site for installation. The new feature is designed to help security service providers speed up deployment while controlling costs and boosting profitability.

To learn more about WatchGuard’s XTM solutions, visit: http://www.watchguard.com/products/xtm-main.asp

 

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. 

Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that solve real world security problems. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of threat management devices provides network, application and data protection, with unparalleled levels of manageability, usability, and visibility. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.co.uk

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

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, endpoint security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by more than18,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for midmarket businesses and distributed enterprises. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter, @WatchGuardUK on Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company page. Also, visit our InfoSec blog, Secplicity, for real-time information about the latest threats and how to cope with them at www.secplicity.org. Subscribe to The 443 – Security Simplified podcast at Secplicity.org, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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

 

 

 

Media Contacts

Chris Warfield
WatchGuard Technologies
206.876.8380

Peter Rennison
PRPR
1442 245030

 


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