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WatchGuard Technologies Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (UTM) Market

Gartner positions WatchGuard as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant

SEATTLE – September 1, 2016WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced that it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (UTM) market, published on August 30, 2016.

“We believe that our recognition as a Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant aligns well with our mission to deliver enterprise grade security that is easily deployed and managed for SMBs and distributed enterprises,” said Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard Technologies. “We are able to quickly adapt to the rapidly evolving security landscape by providing our customers with best-of-breed capabilities and industry-leading throughput. As we integrate the Hexis HawkEye G acquisition into our platforms, we will be able to give them comprehensive and actionable visibility across their network, all the way from the perimeter to the end-point.”

As the only company positioned in the Visionary quadrant, WatchGuard believes this placement validates its approach to meeting the ever-changing needs of SMB and distributed enterprise customers with a comprehensive set of network security solutions. WatchGuard’s security appliances run on the Fireware® platform, which is designed to operate leading security engines in every category. Addressing the latest threat vectors can be achieved without long development lead times by simply integrating new security services. In addition to being able to seamlessly deliver new services, WatchGuard also has an industry-leading support organization, as well as dedicated and highly-trained partners, that quickly and effectively respond to customers’ needs.

The full text of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management is available for download at:

About the Magic Quadrant

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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

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