Awards and Reviews

Award: Top 100 Women in CyberSecurity 2020
Michelle Welch and Shari McLaren Recognized in CDM’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity
Cyber Defense Magazine,
As part of its annual Black Unicorn Awards program, Cyber Defense Magazine has recognized WatchGuard’s Michelle Welch and Shari McLaren in its prestigious list of the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020. Read on...
CRN Top 100 Exeutives 2020 Award
CRN Names Prakash Panjwani in 2020 Top 25 Technology Disruptors List
As part of its prestigious annual Top 100 Executives list, CRN has recognized WatchGuard CEO Prakash Panjwani as one of “The Top 25 Technology Disruptors Of 2020.” Read on…
CRN 100 - Rising Female Stars 2020 Award
CRN Names Sharon Li in 2020 Rising Female Stars List
CRN has recognized WatchGuard Product Manager Sharon Li in its inaugural 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars Of The IT Channel. Read on...
Canalys Recognizes WatchGuard in 2020 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix
Canalys Recognizes WatchGuard in 2020 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix
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Independent analyst firm Canalys highlighted WatchGuard in the 'Grower' category of its 2020 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix. Read on…
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WatchGuard Data Leveraged in Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report
WatchGuard is proud and excited to have contributed its time, data, advice and insight to The Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (2020 DBIR). Read on…
CRN Women of the Channel Award 2020
CRN Recognizes Three WatchGuard Leaders in 2020 Women of the Channel
CRN has honored three members of WatchGuard’s leadership – Michelle Welch, Shari McLaren, and Maria Pinto – as part of its 2020 Women of the Channel program. Once again, Welch has also been featured in CRN’s prestigious Power 100 list. Read on...
TMCnet Cybersecurity Excellence Award
WatchGuard Wins Inaugural Cybersecurity Excellence Awards from TMCnet
WatchGuard has won the first-ever Cybersecurity Excellent awards, presented by TMCnet’s Internet Telephony Magazine. Read on...
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WatchGuard AuthPoint Recognized in CRN’s 2020 Mobile 100 List
CRN has recognized WatchGuard in its prestigious Mobile 100 list for the fifth year in a row, highlighting AuthPoint as one of the “25 Coolest Mobile Device Management And Security Products” for 2020. Read on...
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WatchGuard Secures 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2020 Partner Program Guide
CRN has once again recognized WatchGuard with a prestigious 5-Star rating in its annual Partner Program Guide for 2020. Read on...
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CRN Names WatchGuard Coolest Network Security Vendor

For the fifth consecutive year, CRN has recognized WatchGuard in its prestigious Security 100 list, going so far as to name WatchGuard one of the 20 Coolest Network Security Companies of 2020.

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WatchGuard Wins Four 2020 InfoSec Awards
Cyber Defense Magazine,

WatchGuard has been awarded four Cyber Defense Magazine 2020 InfoSec Awards, including recognition as ‘Market Leader’ in the Multi-factor Authentication and Endpoint Security categories for AuthPoint and DNSWatchGO, respectively.

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PUR 2020 VPN Award
WatchGuard named Champion by techconsult

WatchGuard made the leap to the top spot this year in the PUR diamond of the analyst house techconsult for providers of VPN – Security Solutions.

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Michelle Welch Named to CRN’s Elite 50 Channel Chiefs for 2020; 5 Additional Team Members Honored

WatchGuard's strong channel presence and leadership helps to propel six team members onto the 2020 CRN Channel Chiefs List.

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Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice 2020
WatchGuard Recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls
WatchGuard has been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Network Firewalls based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals that have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using WatchGuard products. Read on...
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WatchGuard Cloud Wins Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award
Cloud Computing Magazine,

WatchGuard Cloud named a “Cloud-delivered Security” award winner in TMC’s 2019 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards program.

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WatchGuard Cloud Recognized as Cloud Security Leader in CRN’s 2019 Product of the Year List

WatchGuard Cloud, the company’s trusted platform that enables partners to deliver managed security services to customers, has been recognized by CRN as a Cloud Security category winner in its 2019 Product of the Year list.

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Channel Partner Insight Recognizes WatchGuardONE as Security Partner Program of the Year
Channel Partner Insight,

WatchGuard’s WatchGuardONE Channel Partner Program earned the highest honor as Security Partner Program of the Year in Channel Partner Insight’s Channel Innovation Awards 2019.

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WatchGuard TDR Wins CRN Tech Innovator Award for Threat Detection Security

WatchGuard’s Threat Detection and Response (TDR) has been recognized with top honors in the “Security – Threat Detection” category for CRN’s 2019 Tech Innovators Awards.

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WatchGuard Wins Six 2019 Cyber Defense Global Awards
Cyber Defense Magazine,

WatchGuard’s outstanding leadership and innovative security solutions took home a combined total of six prestigious honors at this year’s Cyber Defense Global Awards.

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Adam Otis Recognized in CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should 2019”

CRN has recognized WatchGuard Manager of Product Management Adam Otis in its annual “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list for 2019.

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Following a very smooth installation process, the WatchGuard appliances have performed exactly how I hoped they would – put simply, strong security, properly done!

Andy Evers, IT Manager, Red Carnation


WatchGuard’s appliances just seemingly take care of themselves, giving us more reliable connectivity. We have a much better security posture with significantly more information.

Bill Fife, Director of Technology, Wholesale Electric


WatchGuard has everything in one product, which from my past experience is quite rare in something that’s so user-friendly. The main benefit is it’s a ‘single pane of glass’ – everything is managed essentially through one system manager console. The ability of that is

Mathew Lister, Assistant ICT Director, Outwood Grange Academies Trust