Product and Support News

Now Available: WatchGuard Firebox Cloud for AWS and FireboxV

We are excited to announce the availability of WatchGuard Firebox Cloud and WatchGuard FireboxV. Firebox Cloud brings the protection of WatchGuard’s leading Firebox UTM appliances to public cloud environments. It enables organizations to extend their security perimeter to protect business-critical assets in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS Shared Responsibility Model places responsibility for security IN the cloud (such as content and applications) in the hands of the AWS customer. Now those AWS customers can leverage the best-in-class security found in our UTM appliances to protect their data and systems in the cloud.

Benefits of Firebox Cloud for AWS:

  • AWS optimization. Firebox Cloud was built specifically to run within the AWS environment, and our innovative Fireware OS is tuned specifically for that environment.
  • UTM Protection for VPCs. With Firebox Cloud you can increase your security beyond what is provided by AWS Security Groups, and ensure your network is secured by more than simple port scanning and access control.
  • Support for Dimension. Firebox Cloud leverages the same web-based tool to monitor and manage Firebox Cloud that admins use to manage their on-premises Fireboxes.

Firebox Cloud enables Partners and MSSPs to offer the powerful WatchGuard security their customers have come to trust on-premises, in a cloud solution purpose-built for AWS. Have customers considering a migration to AWS? Help them do so securely with Firebox Cloud!

Release of FireboxV

WatchGuard FireboxV rebrands the legacy XTMv products, and brings the specifications of our new virtual offering in line with our physical appliances. It’s easy to add WatchGuard security services to a FireboxV deployment, so users running in virtualized environments can leverage our Basic Security Suite and Total Security Suite. What’s more, we have expanded Virtual Machine support to include ESXi 6.5 and Hyper-V Server 2016. 

Check out the Partner Portal for Firebox Cloud and FireboxV resources to help you sell!


Contact Information

For Sales or Support questions, you can find phone numbers for your region online. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.


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