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WatchGuard Product Releases

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12 Jun 2016 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

WatchGuard recently announced the General Availability of major new releases of both the Fireware operating system and WatchGuard Dimension, both of which are now available to download at the software center. These releases provide increased visibility across the entire network for distributed enterprises and small and midsize businesses (SMBs). I was in Europe last week at a number of WatchGuard events and I heard a lot of positive reaction firsthand. Many partners and end users are already quite familiar with the new capabilities because we – Read more...



WatchGuard Technologies Named Gold and Silver Winner in 2016 IT World Awards

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19 May 2016 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: News and Promotions

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It has been a great year for industry validation of our network security solutions. This week, WatchGuard received two awards from Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide. In the  – Read more...



WatchGuard receives Grand Trophy and five other 2016 Global Excellence Awards

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07 Mar 2016 By Corey Nachreiner
Categories: News and Promotions

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 – Read more...



Firebox M4600 & M5600

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23 Feb 2016 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: News and Promotions, Network Security

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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 – Read more...



Dimension™ 2.0.1 Update 1 Fixes OpenSSL Flaw

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15 Feb 2016 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

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 – Read more...



Secure Wi-Fi helps SMBs protect their customers online

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12 Jan 2016 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Wi–Fi

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 – Read more...



Big Security in a Small Package

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02 Oct 2015 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

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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 Read more...



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

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02 Jun 2015 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

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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 – Read more...



WatchGuard Fireware OS Update Targets ‘Time Crime’

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22 Apr 2015 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

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 – Read more...



New Releases: Fireware and WSM version 11.9.5

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17 Mar 2015 By Brendan Patterson
Categories: Network Security

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 – Read more...



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