Organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming more distributed than ever before. In addition to securing the communications between a traditional corporate headquarters and remote employee sites, many Distributed Enterprises must also support multiple locations which operate like a typical small business. This relationship between a centralized entity and many independent business locations is especially common in the retail, hospitality, medical, and financial industries and creates very unique network security challenges.
When it comes to network security, similar to traditional enterprise organizations, Distributed Enterprises must be able to secure communications between their various locations. However, when these remote locations are actually independent business sites, the ability to securely obtain and manage payment data, protect customer information, and secure public and private Wi-Fi networks also becomes critical.
For any Distributed Enterprise, the ability to secure is just half of the battle – centralized management and ongoing visibility are just as important. Being able to define centralized security policy is a must-have, and since technical expertise at remote locations is generally very rare, ease of deployment is critical. Once deployed, the ability to maintain visibility across the entire network is also important for compliance reporting, health monitoring, and business intelligence purposes.
Leveraging WatchGuard’s portfolio of Firebox® Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances and Wireless Access Points, Distributed Enterprises can easily configure, deploy, and manage consistent, enterprise-grade network security and secure wireless across all remote locations without the need for technical expertise at each location. In addition to providing best-of-class, easy-to-deploy security, WatchGuard’s actionable threat intelligence platform, WatchGuard Dimension, delivers centralized visibility across an organization’s entire network. This visibility is critical for tracking and managing network health, reporting on compliance mandates, identifying and combating possible network threats, and assisting with proactive business decision-making.
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Every Firebox product comes standard with centralized visibility, centralized management, and easy deployment options, all of which solve the primary challenges faced by Distributed Enterprises.
Remote locations that require integrated wireless and discreet form factor, and have less than 35 devices connected during peak usage times.
Medium-sized locations that have the physical space to accommodate a 1U form factor, and have more than 35 devices connected during peak usage times.
Wireless APs extend WatchGuard's enterprise-grade UTM security to employees, customers, and vendors. Pair an AP with a Firebox T30 or T50 and enjoy easy deployment through integrated PoE.
Dimension exposes network events and trends occurring at all locations, at all times, for all devices.