WatchGuard Firebox M440

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Robust Port Density Delivers Stronger Security

The Firebox M440 incorporates the same strong defenses, high performance and flexible management tools that distinguish our other network security solutions, but this model delivers especially robust port density with twenty-five 1Gb Ethernet ports and two 10 Gb SFP+ (fiber) ports. Eight of the 1Gb ports provide Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is ideal for connecting WatchGuard Wi-Fi cloud-managed access points.

Because it's rich in independent ports, the Firebox M440 is an excellent platform for defining different network segments, which industry experts acknowledge as the best practice for securing and protecting data.

Compare Firebox M440 with our next closest models in performance, ports, VPN tunnels and more

Ideal For Recommended
User Count
Firewall AV IPS UTM VPN 1 Gig Ports PoE Ports
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Midsize Business and
Distributed Enterprise
450 6.7 Gbps 2.2 Gbps 2.2 Gbps 1.6 Gbps 3.2 Gbps 25 x 1 Gbps 8
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Small to Midsize Business 600 26.6 Gbps 5.4 Gbps 8 Gbps 4.4 Gbps 5.8 Gbps 8x GbE, 1x Module
Optional: 8x1 Gb fiber, 4x10 Gb fiber,
8x1 Gb copper
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Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
1500 40 Gbps 9 Gbps 13 Gbps 8 Gbps 10 Gbps 8 (included)
Optional: 8 Gb, 8 Gb fiber,
4x10 Gb fiber, 2x40 Gb fiber

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Authentication is not enough to protect the network

Authentication, while important, is no guarantee that you won’t be breached. Businesses lose millions from network and security breaches each year, even with correctly implemented authentication in place. If attackers gain physical network access, they can exploit software flaws to bypass authentication and access your data. If you really want to limit access, you need to segment resources at a physical level, too. The M440, with its rich port density, gives you abundant options for flexible segmentation strategies, and that means better security and stronger protection for your data.

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Blazing Fast Performance

Organizations must take a layered approach to security when it comes to protecting their networks. Other manufacturers might offer faster throughput for one single security technology, but WatchGuard’s Firebox platform is engineered to deliver the fastest throughput when it matters – with all security scanning engines running – so there’s no need to compromise protection for strong performance or vice versa. Our Firebox M440 delivers multi-layered, interlocking security protects the network while throughput remains high.

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Total Security

Every network needs a full arsenal of scanning engines to protect against spyware, viruses, malicious apps, data leakage, botnets and more. WatchGuard’s award-winning network security platform not only provides the most complete suite of unified security controls on the market today, but we have consistently been the first to offer solutions for addressing new and evolving network threats including ransomware and advanced malware. Learn more >

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Policy Made Easy

The M440 makes it drop-dead easy for IT pros to create network segments, map the traffic, and create custom policies based on what traffic is in each segment. The Policy Map feature in WatchGuard Dimension, which comes standard on all M440 appliances, provides excellent visibility into each segment so you can instantly see how policy affects traffic. Learn more >

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Save Valuable IT Time

WatchGuard RapidDeploy takes the delay out of the firewall deployment process. The innovative, cloud-based configuration capabilities allow WatchGuard firewalls and UTM solutions to securely configure themselves. IT staff can create and store configuration data in the cloud – public or private – and have the appliance directly shipped to its destination. Once the device arrives, it effectively deploys itself by automatically connecting to the cloud for a secure download of its configuration settings, saving staff time and money. Learn more >

Power for Peripheral Devices

The M440 includes 8 PoE ports to power peripheral devices, allowing administrators to extend the reach of their networks without having to run costly AC power to remote devices. This makes it easy and affordable to connect a WatchGuard cloud-ready Wi-Fi access point to extend multi-layered defenses to the WLAN. Learn more >

Quick Facts

With 25 1Gb ports and 2 10Gb ports, the M440 removes the need for complex configurations such as VLANs when segmenting the network.


Up to 6.7 Gbps firewall throughput and 3.2 Gbps VPN throughput. Turn on optional security services and still see an amazing 1.6 Gbps throughput.


By partnering with leading technology providers, WatchGuard is able to integrate best-in-class security components into one platform for stronger security at big cost savings.


High availability ensures maximum uptime. Buy two M440s for an active/passive high availability pair and receive 50% off the cost of the second device.

“The things I like best are it’s easy to use and it’s a secure environment. I feel really good about our security on our network ever since we’ve deployed these. And it’s been problem free.”

Kevin Connell, Network Manager, Miller Paint


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About WatchGuard

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