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Jun
18

Juneteenth, WatchGuard Closes for a Day of Reflection and Learning

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We have declared Juneteenth – Friday, June 19, 2020 – as a day of reflection and learning. We are treating this day as a bank holiday; no meetings, no work. For those of you contacting our Sales and Support teams, a small group of employees have volunteered to be present, but please understand if wait times are longer than normal.

I recently wrote a post addressing my feelings about the death of George Floyd, the racial and social injustice in our world, and my next steps for contributing to permanent and lasting change. Thanks to all of you who read the post, and to all of you who engaged...

Jun
08

Now Available: Firebox T20, T40 & T80

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WatchGuard is excited to announce the release of three new Firebox T Series UTM appliances: Firebox T20, T40, and T80. These latest Firebox models provide an upgrade path for our existing Firebox T Series customers and offer faster processors and more memory. Delivering big security in a small appliance, each WatchGuard Firebox includes a complete and industry-best set of threat management solutions.


Key Features:


  • IntelligentAV and Access Portal are available on the T40/T40-W and T80.
    Services that were previously only available on rackmount appliances now run on smaller tabletop...
Mar
23

WatchGuard’s Response to COVID-19

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As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to extend our heartfelt wishes that all remain in health and safety during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to the families of those afflicted by the virus. We also want to thank the members of the community on the front lines of this crisis for their tireless and selfless dedication.


Addressing Implications of a Remote Workforce with WatchGuard


While the response to coronavirus has been unprecedented, for many businesses this “work-from-home” experiment launches them into decidedly unfamiliar territory. Home networks are...

Nov
08

DNSWatch and DNSWatchGO Feature Updates

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Hello everyone and happy November!


We wanted to get a couple of updates out to you around DNSWatch and DNSWatchGO. Having launched on October 1, 2019, we have been hard at work to add new functionality and continue to drive these products based on the feedback we receive from you all. Here are several quick updates for you. Expect more detail to come in our marketing material in quarter four.


Domain Level Content Filtering


We are happy to announce that DNSWatch now allows for the enforcement of domain level content filtering on the Firebox. This allows users of DNSWatch and DNSWatchGO...

Oct
15

New AuthPoint Features

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AuthPoint capabilities continuously improve, and a host of new features were recently added that make our MFA solution even more flexible, easy to manage, and secure. The latest enhancements include:


  • AuthPoint Gateway HA - Gives customers full high availability (HA) of on-premises services such as RADIUS and AD authentication. With this feature, users can have one primary gateway and up to 5 other gateways in the location of their choice. If the first goes down, the next one will take over automatically ensuring high availability for authentication services.
  • Backup and Restore for Mobile...
Sep
30

Now Available: DNSWatchGO and Passport

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We are excited to announce the availability of our newest user-focused security service, DNSWatchGO. WatchGuard DNSWatchGO provides DNS-level protection and content filtering that keeps your business safe from phishing, ransomware, and other attacks even when your user is outside of the network, without requiring a VPN.


Key Features


  • DNS-level detection, providing an additional layer of security to block connections to the bad guys
  • Automatically protects end users from phishing attacks and C2 connections
  • Enables content filtering by user or group with 120 pre-defined blocking...
Aug
06

IntelligentAV is Available for Fireware 12.2

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Fileless malware and zero-day exploits are some of the most devastating threats facing small and midsize enterprise organizations today. WatchGuard IntelligentAV service provides an additional signature-less, antivirus engine to defend users against such threats and further augment the award-winning WatchGuard cybersecurity portfolio.


IntelligentAV brings more than just supervised machine learning pre-processing, or data-mining to WatchGuard’s expanding security stack, this is the first addition of machine learning directly to a network security platform. As opposed to other solutions that...

Aug
02

Now Available: Firebox M270

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New Firebox M270 is the fastest entry level rack mount appliance

It's a busy time with new product launches at WatchGuard! Alex posted last week about the new Authpoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) product, and today I'm excited to announce the release of our newest Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance. The M270 replaces the M200 as WatchGuard’s smallest rack-mounted Firebox, and it runs all of the security services offered in WatchGuard’s Total Security Suite. This includes the new IntelligentAV AI-based antivirus service which is now available in the new Fireware® version 12.2, as...

Jul
26

AuthPoint – WatchGuard Cloud’s MFA Service is Here!

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Passwords are not as effective as they used to be, with employees simplifying or mishandling them and hackers demonstrating more ways to steal them. AuthPoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) makes password strength irrelevant, providing additional proof of identity when accessing applications and services such as:


  • Remote Access and VPN
  • Cloud Applications
  • Windows Login

How? The AuthPoint mobile app on your smartphone will show you who is trying to authenticate, what application, and from where, so you can easily approve or deny with a single tap on the screen.
Even when your phone...

Nov
08

WatchGuard Integrates with Autotask PSA to Simplify Managed Security Services

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Available with Fireware 12.0.1, WatchGuard has introduced a leading integration with Autotask to simplify managed security services for our global base of mutual Channel Partners. Managed security service providers (MSSPs) using WatchGuard and Autotask can now benefit from closed-looped service ticketing and synchronization of their customers’ asset Information.


Key Features


Integrated, Closed-Loop Service Ticketing — Track Issues with Service Ticketing Made Easy


  • Enable Autotask service tickets for WatchGuard security solutions.
  • Configure event thresholds on a wide range of...

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