WatchGuard lines up for finals in SC Magazine Europe Awards

WatchGuard Firebox M500 shortlisted for Best SME Security Solution

The WatchGuard Firebox M500 Firewall is in the finals of the SC Magazine Europe Awards 2016 for Best SME Security Solution. The winners of the prestigious industry awards will be made on Tuesday 7th June at Old Billingsgate in London. 

The M500 is specifically designed for mid-sized and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of increasing threats combined with the explosive growth in bandwidth rates, encrypted traffic, video use and connection speeds. The M500 brings together outstanding performance with best-of-breed security services to boost protection in critical attack areas, including gateway AV, URL and web content filtering, intrusion prevention, app control, and spam blocking. The WatchGuard RapidDeploy feature enables appliances to be pre-configured for quick and non-technical installation, while WatchGuard Dimension – that comes as standard with all WatchGuard appliances – offers a suite of big-data style visibility and analytics tool that provide the security and business intelligence needed to detect and respond to threats immediately.  

“With cyber attacks from criminal groups, state sponsored terrorists and lone-hackers, increasingly focused on SMEs, these companies face the same challenges as large enterprises but without the budget and in-house skills and resources,” said Jonathan Whitley, Area Sales Director Northern Europe for WatchGuard. “Using best-of-breed technologies, The Firebox M500 provides the highest levels of protection without the hassle of managing multiple solutions and allows SMEs to securely and easily extend their businesses into new remote locations. We are delighted that SC Magazine judges have recognised these features and benefits and look forward to the finals. ” 

Brompton Bikes, the leading UK manufacturer of folding bikes protects its network with a WatchGuard Firebox M500 accompanied by Firebox M200s and AP200 wireless access points. “WatchGuard is nice and easy to use and has solved all our problems; our security has increased dramatically and has made my life a lot simpler,” said Jamie Stables, Desktop Support Analyst at Brompton. 

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry-standard hardware, best-in-class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, enterprise-grade protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

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