WatchGuard Delivers Enhanced Cloud Security with ManagedMethods

New CASB technology integration bridges network and cloud security

As sensitive data moves freely between the enterprise and the cloud, IT security teams struggle to maintain control, prevent data loss and reduce risk. But now WatchGuard® Technologies and ManagedMethods, a leading provider in the cloud access security broker (CASB) space, have developed a complete network and cloud security solution for detecting, investigating and blocking application threats faced by small and midsize organisations and distributed enterprises.

The ManagedMethods Cloud Access Monitor integrates with WatchGuard Dimension to deliver enhanced control and visibility into shadow IT, cloud application usage, compliance and reporting. WatchGuard Dimension is a cloud-ready visibility and management platform used to analyse event logs from WatchGuard Firebox appliances. This data is now integrated into Cloud Access Monitor to extend visibility and reporting to the cloud, as well as to mobile devices outside of the corporate network, by utilising APIs of popular cloud applications.

Key integration features:

  • Extend visibility, reporting and malware scanning beyond the network to cloud applications, including: Office 365, Google Apps, Dropbox and Box.
  • Enforce security policies by identifying and blocking high-risk cloud application usage on the network with a risk database of more than 4,500 applications.
  • Data loss prevention with 24/7 monitoring and alerts of risky behaviour and sensitive data activity.
  • Gain visibility into shadow IT, including unsanctioned cloud application usage.
  • Compliance monitoring and reporting for PII, PCI HIPAA and other regulations.

“Organisations of all sizes are challenged with safely leveraging cloud applications in a rapidly evolving threat landscape,” said Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard CTO. “WatchGuard delivers a powerful, layered approach to network security and now together with ManagedMethods, customers can take advantage of enhanced cloud application security that extends beyond the perimeter of the network.”

“We are excited to provide this integrated cloud security solution to WatchGuard’s customers,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “With today’s intensified risk of data leaks, malware attacks and even unintentional insecure employee behaviours, having a single point of visibility and control is a game-changer.”

Learn more about this integration and all of WatchGuard’s technology integrations by viewing the WatchGuardONE Technology Partner Page and the WatchGuard-ManagedMethods integration will be on display at the Gartner ITxpo in Orlando, Florida from October 17-18.

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 an 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

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About ManagedMethods

ManagedMethods develops Cloud Access Security (CASB) solutions that provide organizations visibility and control over Shadow IT and the growing use of cloud applications. Privately held and based in Boulder, Colorado, ManagedMethods solutions are available today through or your trusted value-added reseller.