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 well as DNSWatch and Access Portal, which were introduced in the last year. Watch this blog for more detailed posts about IntelligentAV and Fireware 12.2 in the coming days.
Validated by Miercom
According to independent testing by Miercom, the M270 becomes the industry’s fastest entry-level rack-mounted appliance when running full UTM services, outperforming competitive products by up to 82%. Full details of this testing are available in the complete Miercom report, which is available to download at the WatchGuard website. Another appliance in the WatchGuard mid-range family, the Firebox M670 recently achieved the Recommended rating from NSS Labs in their annual next generation firewall group test.
Key specs for the M270 are:
- Intel Atom processors with QuickAssist Technology (QAT)
- 4 Gb RAM Memory
- 8 1 Gb Ethernet ports
- Recommended in environments with up to 60 users