Press Release

Sep
09

WatchGuard Technologies' New Policy Map Provides 'X-Ray' Vision into Firewall Configurations and Network Traffic

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Newest enhancement to WatchGuard Dimension visibility solution allows admins to see policy misconfigurations and optimise traffic

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9 September 2014WatchGuard® Technologies has announced the industry’s first interactive, integrated policy mapping capability for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next-Generation
Firewall (NGFW) appliances. Available in the latest version of its real-time network security visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension™, Policy Map provides a comprehensive view of traffic
flow and policy impact across the entire network, with the ability to quickly filter or drill down for additional detail and analysis.

Security policies are central to firewall operation and according to a 2014 Verizon Report (i), there’s a strong correlation between a badly configured firewall and the likelihood of a security breach. Dimension Policy Map aggregates disparate information about policies, interfaces, applications and related traffic flows, and presents it in a simple, intuitive and interactive visualisation
dashboard. It can be used for policy audit, to find active and misconfigured policies, identify unusual or abnormal traffic patterns, visually check if firewall policies or configuration changes
have the intended impact on traffic patterns and much more.

“Security policies are the brains of a firewall and dictate the effectiveness of any firewall configuration and directly impact our customers’ network protection,” said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate and product strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. “Given the tremendous customer uptake for Dimension on a global basis, we recognised an opportunity to improve their security management and help eliminate errors by giving network administrators a powerful tool for visualising policy analysis. They can now see policies like never before and instantly evaluate the impact on the network or user.”

Beyond Policy Map, the latest update to Dimension brings a variety of additional insightful reporting and new dashboard features that includes information on zero-day malware, details about website visits and traffic disposition, enhanced navigation, and consolidated CA certificate management. And it comes free on any WatchGuard UTM or NGFW platform.

WatchGuard Dimension has been gaining rapid market adoption since it was first launched in late 2013. Customers have used the network security visibility tool to monitor and gain critical and
timely insights about network security threats, bandwidth and Internet usage, as well as related traffic trends. For complete information on the latest upgrades to Dimension or to test-drive the tool, click here.

 

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-of-breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. 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 WatchGuard.com.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter @WatchGuardTech on Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company page.

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

 

(i) 2014 Verizon PCI Compliance Report – http://www.verizonenterprise.com/pcireport/2014/

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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