WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600

Product Photo: WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600 plus Optional Modules

Top of the Line Performance & Security

Diagram: Hub-and-spoke Deployment

With firewall throughput of up to 60 Gbps and UTM throughput up to 11 Gbps, the Firebox M4600 and M5600 are our fastest Firebox appliances ever. This level of performance, paired with powerful security, flexible high-port density, redundant power supplies, and affordability makes these the ideal solutions for distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios.

Typically deployed at the corporate headquarters, these appliances serve as the “hub” appliance, responsible for managing and securing all communications between the head office and all remote employee and small business sites. WatchGuard Dimension, which is included at no additional cost, provides a suite of big data visibility and reporting tools that instantly identify and distill key network security threats, issues and trends, accelerating the ability to set meaningful security policies across the entire network.

What’s more, the Firebox M4600 and M5600 allow businesses to add the network interface modules that best suit their environment.

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Compare Firebox M4600 and 5600, alongside another port-rich Firebox model, in performance, ports, VPN tunnels and more

Ideal For Recommended
User Count
Firewall AV IPS UTM VPN 1 Gig Ports
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Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
850 34 Gbps 6.2 Gbps 10.4 Gbps 5.4 Gbps 7.6 Gbps 8x GbE, 1x Module
Optional: 8x1 Gb fiber, 4x10 Gb fiber,
8x1 Gb copper
Photo: WatchGuard Firebox M4600
Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
1500 40 Gbps 9 Gbps 13 Gbps 8 Gbps 10 Gbps 8 (included)
Optional: 8 Gb, 8 Gb fiber,
4x10 Gb fiber, 2x40 Gb fiber
Photo: WatchGuard Firebox M5600
Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
7500 60 Gbps 12 Gbps 18 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 8 Gb, 4x10 Gb fiber (included)
Optional: 8 Gb, 8 Gb fiber,
4x10 Gb fiber, 2x40 Gb fiber

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Total Protection

Every network needs a full arsenal of scanning engines to protect against spyware, viruses, malicious apps, data leakage, botnets and more. WatchGuard’s award-winning network security platform not only provides the most complete suite of unified security controls on the market today, but we have consistently been the first to offer solutions for addressing new and evolving network threats including ransomware and advanced malware.

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Future-Proof Your Network

When IT pros have greater port density options, they can customize their port configuration to meet current needs, while ensuring the flexibility to adapt as the network evolves. Module options for the M4600 and M5600 include 4 x 10Gb fiber, 8 x 1Gb fiber, 8 x 1Gb copper, 2 x 40Gb fiber, 1 x 40Gb copper – and any combination of these can be deployed in the M4600 and M5600 two empty bays. Just Imagine, no more costly rip-and-replace scenarios.

Illustration: Network Visibility

Always Know What's Happening on Your Network

WatchGuard understands the importance of network visibility and continues to deliver industry-leading solutions that help customers detect harmful activities before they become massive problems. With WatchGuard Dimension you can pinpoint significant network activities to take immediate corrective or diagnostic actions directly from the interactive, real-time monitoring. All logging and reporting functions also included with purchase, with over 100 dashboards and reports including PCI and HIPAA.

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Easily Deploy & Manage Many Appliances

Distributed organizations will especially appreciate the intuitive tools that support policy creation, management, and enforcement across multiple locations. Avoid having network administrators onsite to configure remote devices with WatchGuard’s zero-touch RapidDeploy feature. RapidDeploy saves time and resources on initial configuration and deployment of network security by enabling IT to simply ship new devices to remote locations and have them automatically download templated configurations.

Icon: NSS Labs Recommends Firebox M4600

Coveted NSS Rating Goes to Firebox M4600

When NSS Labs published its 2017 Security Value Map™ for Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) report, WatchGuard garnered a Recommended rating. Our Firebox M4600 earned this status because of its excellent overall scores in every area of testing – including security effectiveness, performance, stability and reliability, as well as total cost of ownership.

Quick Facts

3 ways to manage your appliance, including feature-rich intuitive centralized console, a command line interface, or web UI for access from anywhere, anytime.

Even with all UTM security scanning engines enabled, UTM throughput can reach over 11 Gbps.

To maximize port utilization, any of the ports can be configured as Internal, External, or Optional.

High availability ensures maximum uptime. Buy two M4600s or M5600s for an active/passive high availability pair and receive 50% off the cost of the second device.

“With WatchGuard's Firebox M4600 and M5600 appliances, we offer our customers enterprise-grade network security and the ability to maintain visibility across their entire network using the fastest, highest performing UTM solution on the market.”

Jamison Masters, CIO, Verus Corporation

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