Press Release

Jun
23

WatchGuard Technologies Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)

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WatchGuard believes its position as the only Visionary for the third year running is due to continued product innovation and ambitious roadmap

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For the third consecutive year, WatchGuard® Technologies has been positioned as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market.

“We consider our consistent Visionary position within the UTM Magic Quadrant a reflection of WatchGuard’s fundamental determination to understand, anticipate and address the network security challenges facing SMBs and distributed enterprises today,” said Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard Technologies. “With the addition of offerings like APT Blocker and Threat Detection and Response, we’ve accelerated key security services to market faster than competitors, which is vital as we work to continually expand the definition of unified threat management.”      

WatchGuard believes that placement as the only Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant for the past three years validates its mission to deliver a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade security solutions that are easily deployed and managed for mid-market customers. WatchGuard’s security appliances run on the Fireware® platform, which is designed to operate leading security engines in every category. Some of the company’s most notable strengths include WatchGuard Total Security Suite, its all-in-one bundle of security services that offers protection for both the network and the endpoint, and WatchGuard Dimension’s data analytics and reporting capabilities. WatchGuard can rapidly address customers’ latest security challenges without being stalled by lengthy development cycles by quickly incorporating new security services into its existing products.

Download the full text of the June 2017 Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market at: https://www.watchguard.com/gartnerutm

 

About the Magic Quadrant:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, 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 WatchGuard.com.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter @WatchGuard 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.

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
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