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Whether you manage a small or midsized enterprise, WatchGuard delivers a network security appliance that fits. Use the options below to compare products and choose the solution that best meets your needs.

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WatchGuard® Model WatchGuard Firebox® M400 WatchGuard Firebox® M440 WatchGuard Firebox® M500
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Hardware
Model Upgradeable N/A N/A N/A
Interfaces 6 Gb, 2 SFP ports for fiber or copper 25 Gb (8 with PoE), 2 10Gb SFP+ fiber 6 Gb, 2 SFP ports for fiber or copper
Security
Application Proxies HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, DNS, TCP-UDP, POP3, POP3S, SIP, H.323 HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, DNS, TCP-UDP, POP3, POP3S, SIP, H.323 HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, DNS, TCP-UDP, POP3, POP3S, SIP, H.323
Intrusion Prevention
Wireless Models N/A N/A N/A
User Authentication with transparent Windows authentication On On On
Performance
Firewall Throughput 8 Gbps 6.7 Gbps 8 Gbps
VPN Throughput 4.4 Gbps 3.2 Gbps 5.3 Gbps
AV Throughput 2.5 Gbps 2.2 Gbps 3.2 Gbps
IPS Throughput 4 Gbps 2.2 Gbps 5.5 Gbps
UTM Throughput 1.4 Gbps 1.6 Gbps 1.7 Gbps
Concurrent Sessions* 3,800,000 4,000,000 9,200,000
VPN Tunnels
Branch Office VPN Tunnels 100 300 500
Mobile VPN with SSL/L2TP 150 300 500
Mobile VPN with IPSec 150 300 500
Management
Optional Centralized (Multibox) Management. Optional licenses enable Drag and Drop VPN and one-touch appliance updates. 4-device WatchGuard System Manager license included with purchase. 4-device WatchGuard System Manager
license included with purchase.
4-device WatchGuard System Manager license included with purchase.
Networking Features
Dynamic NAT On On On
Static NAT On On On
One to One NAT On On On
VLAN 300 400 500
SD-WAN Dynamic Path Selection On On On
WAN Failover On On On
Multi-WAN Load Balancing On On On
Server Load Balancing On On On
Traffic Management/QoS On On On
High Availability Active/Active or Active/Passive On On On
Dynamic Routing On On On
VoIP (SIP and H.323) Support On On On
Additional Security Subscriptions
Support and Maintenance Program 24 x 7 Support included with Security Suite and NGFW Suite 24 x 7 Support included with Security Suite and NGFW Suite 24 x 7 Support included with Security Suite and NGFW Suite
Access Portal Optional Optional Optional
Application Control Optional Optional Optional
APT Blocker Optional Optional Optional
Data Loss Prevention Optional Optional Optional
DNSWatch Optional Optional Optional
Gateway AntiVirus Optional Optional Optional
IntelligentAV Optional Optional Optional
Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) Optional Optional Optional
Network Discovery Optional Optional Optional
Reputation Enabled Defense Optional Optional Optional
spamBlocker with Virus Outbreak Detection Optional Optional Optional
Threat Detection and Response Optional Optional Optional
WebBlocker with HTTPS URL filtering Optional Optional Optional