AI: Your Network Security Sentry

Given the sophistication of emerging threats, and the speed at which threats evolve, artificial intelligence (AI) represents an essential tool in the cyber arms race for organizations of all sizes. The reality is that breaches occur in the blink of an eye. A single point of infection can spread like wildfire from endpoint to endpoint; location to location; and business to business.

What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is broadly defined as the process of developing computer systems to adapt to changing circumstances and perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Today, AI has become an intrinsic part of our lives, and adoption of the technology promises to accelerate rapidly in the coming years. In fact, a recent report by PWC projects that the total economic impact of AI will reach $15.7 trillion by 2030.

Why does AI matter in cyber security?

Traditional approaches to protection rely heavily on manual processes and preestablished policies to block attacks that fail to keep up with the ever-evolving nature of threats. Parsing through huge volumes of threat indicators is an intensive, time-consuming process for even the most skilled teams. Chances are your IT teams are already overwhelmed with alerts and false positives, leaving attacks to go unnoticed for months at a time. With a foundation of artificial intelligence, you can save time, correlate more data, make faster decisions, minimize human error, and predict future threat trends while greatly improving your security posture.

AI: your team’s automated security analyst

Every security analyst’s goal is to prevent attacks as efficiently as possible, while being able to detect and respond to threats as early as possible. Through automation, AI is like having a skilled security analyst that works 24/7/365 to keep you safe.

AI enables the automation of:


without needing signatures or Cloud connectivity


through self-learning tools for static and dynamic analysis


through correlated threat scoring


Reaction timeline comparison between AI-driven automation and manual intervention

How does WatchGuard use AI?

Artificial intelligence within the WatchGuard security services portfolio acts as a force multiplier that enables the automation of processes, and greatly enhances our coverage against emerging threats. As security implementations of AI continue to mature, it will connect all our portfolio platforms to provide the deepest insights in the simplest, most actionable way, and enable state-of-the-art defenses against future attacks.


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Download the WatchGuard AI Resource Kit today:


  • eBook: Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Layer of Security
  • Whitepaper: Artificial Intelligence in the WatchGuard Portfolio
  • Video: How fast can you have AI-tuned protection on a Firebox?
  • On-Demand Webinar: Redefining Cyber Security with AI and Machine Learning


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