Network breaches at corporate giants make headlines, but a surprisingly bloody cyber battlefield is taking place on Main Street. In fact, nearly half of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have been victims of cyber crime. And “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” doesn’t apply. Big companies often survive to fight another day, but 60 percent of SMBs go out of business within six months of an attack.
Today, WatchGuard introduced two enterprise-strength firewalls that give small businesses a new secret weapon against hackers. The WatchGuard Firebox M200 and M300 Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance provide powerful security with easy setup and management. What’s more, they’re up to 218 percent faster than competing solutions with all security engines turned on, and up to a blazing 385 percent faster for encrypted traffic inspection, so even small businesses can compete at enterprise speed. (Download the Miercom report now.)
“Sony and Target breaches have dominated headlines, but it’s the mom-and-pop shops that have gained traction with hackers,” said Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard. “In general, small businesses are less-protected and easier to breach, but not any more. The Firebox M200 and M300 make it easy for SMBs to protect themselves as effectively as large enterprises—and without the need for big-company IT resources.”
The new Firebox M200 and M300 run WatchGuard’s powerful Fireware® operating system and include RapidDeploy support that makes setup and configuration easy for SMBs, even without a dedicated technical staff.