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Mar
07

WatchGuard receives Grand Trophy and five other 2016 Global Excellence Awards

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2016-GEA-GrandIt was a busy week down at the RSA conference in San Francisco, but it kicked off right on Monday night when we learned that InfoSecurity Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, recognized WatchGuard Technologies as a Grand Trophy winner for their 2016 Global Excellence Awards®. More than 50 judges from around the world formed a broad spectrum of industry voices and their average scores determined the 2016 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Beyond the Grand Trophy, we brought home a total of five Info Security Product Guide Global...

Feb
23

Firebox M4600 & M5600

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Today WatchGuard is pleased to announce the new Firebox M4600 and M5600 models, completing the replacement of all of our older XTM appliances with a new generation of hardware. Now, from the smallest Firebox T10 to the top of the line Firebox M5600, there is a new Firebox appliance that provides critical network and security functions in a single, centrally managed UTM platform that is easy to set up, deploy and manage.

The WatchGuard Firebox M4600 and Firebox M5600 appliances both provide two empty bays that can be used to add expandable network modules to meet the needs of a wide range of...

Feb
15

Dimension™ 2.0.1 Update 1 Fixes OpenSSL Flaw

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Early this month, I reported a new OpenSSL vulnerability in one of my Daily Security Byte videos. At a high-level, vulnerable OpenSSL servers configured to negotiate Diffie-Hellman keys in a particular way were vulnerable to a "key recovery" attack. By sending many specially crafted connections to a vulnerable server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to recover the server's private key, and decrypt its communications.

Many of WatchGuard products weren't vulnerable to this flaw since we don't configure OpenSSL in the way necessary to expose the issue. However, our log collecter, which is...

Jan
12

Secure Wi-Fi helps SMBs protect their customers online

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Wi-Fi access is becoming increasingly popular for businesses to attract and retain customers. From retail stores to hotels to hospitals, wireless access has gone mainstream and many companies are jumping on the bandwagon. While offering Wi-Fi to customers and employees certainly has its benefits, wireless access can ultimately doom any business if it’s not properly secured. According to the National Small Business Association, nearly 50 percent of small businesses have already been impacted by cyber-attacks with an average cost of more than 20 thousand dollars. I've got some valuable advice on...

Oct
02

Big Security in a Small Package

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At WatchGuard, we believe that good things can come in small packages. Our smallest tabletop appliances run the same operating system, or firmware, as the largest rack mount units. This means we can provide enterprise class security in a small form factor that helps protect small offices, retail stores, and remote branches of a distributed enterprise.

This is why we are very excited to introduce the next generation of our tabletop appliances today, the WatchGuard Firebox T30 and T50, which replaces our existing XTM 25/26 and XTM 33. With the Firebox T Series, companies of all sizes can benefit...

Jun
02

Main Street is the New Cyber Battleground. We Have Your Secret Weapon.

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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...

Apr
22

WatchGuard Fireware OS Update Targets ‘Time Crime’

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Up to 80 percent of employees’ time on the Internet each day has nothing to do with work. It’s unrealistic to completely cut it out – we all know breaks are necessary to recharge our battery. But, how much is too much?

Today, we announced the newest version of the WatchGuard Fireware® OS (11.10), which makes it easy to control the amount of data and time employees spend surfing the web. After all, we want our employees to be productive (and happy). It also allows IT pros to set website policies using names not numbers – 216.176.177.72 is now http://icanhas.cheezburger.com/. More so, the new...

Mar
17

New Releases: Fireware and WSM version 11.9.5

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WatchGuard is pleased to announce the release of Fireware 11.9.5 and WSM 11.9.5. These maintenance releases provide many bug fixes, with full details outlined in the Release Notes and the  What's New in 11.9.5 presentation.

Dimension 1.3 Update 2

Application Control information was not correctly logged from proxy policies in version 11.9.4. Along with the new Fireware release, we have also released Dimension 1.3 Update 2, which is also required to correct this issue.

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The Fireware release applies to all Firebox and XTM appliances, except XTM 21/21-W, 22/22-W, or...

Feb
04

Find Out Why IT Pro Magazine Calls WatchGuard’s Firebox M440 “a Powerful Beast”

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Today, we’re excited to announce the “beastly” accomplishments of our Firebox® M440. It has achieved a coveted 5-Star rating and has been named the Editor’s Choice by IT Pro Magazine. Read the entire review right now.

You may recall back in October, when we launched this powerful UTM/NGFW appliance, it was the first appliance rich in truly independent ports. And, it was the first appliance to make it easy to apply the right policies to the correct network segment, without complex configurations. That means better security and protection for data.

IT Pro agrees! WatchGuard’s Firebox® M440...

Dec
17

The Disturbing Reality of Guest Network Security

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New WatchGuard functionality enhances security and convenience to better protect guest network users across hotel, restaurant and other hospitality organizations

Life on the road no longer means losing touch. Today’s global travelers rely on Internet access for both work and pleasure, whether it’s responding to business email, planning vacation activities or staying connected with loved ones still at home. In fact, a recent study found that free Wi-Fi is now the most important in-room hotel amenity – even higher than a bathroom with shower and daily housekeeping.[i]

Luckily, travelers today...

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