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Product Certifications

WatchGuard security solutions are well-designed, easily deployed, and rigorously tested. We regularly submit our products for third-party evaluation to ensure we meet all industry standards.

WatchGuard Firebox

Certified under current criteria

Certification effort in progress

Security Certifications

FIPS 140-2
Certificates: T Series
M Series 1, M Series 2
FIPS 140-3
Implementation under test
Common Criteria EAL4+
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NIAP Common Criteria Certification *
Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC) *

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NSS Labs
NSS Labs testing focuses on the main differentiators for next-generation firewall (NGFW) products: security, performance/functionality, and cost. WatchGuard consistently achieved a “Recommended Rating” in NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Group Testing. WatchGuard was one of only two vendors to achieve the zero-evasion benchmark in the latest NSS Labs tests. View report >

Performance Certifications

Logo: NetSecOPEN

WatchGuard Firebox
In standardized testing developed by NetSecOPEN, WatchGuard Firebox devices achieved certified performance for speeds with all security scanning and HTTPS content inspection enabled.

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Miercom Performance Verified badge

Firebox T Series and M Series
The results of Miercom’s testing show that WatchGuard Firebox displays exceptional performance for stateless and stateful throughput scenarios with different firewall features enabled. Its high performance rate with security features enabled earns it the Miercom Performance Verified certification. View reports >

*Firebox T15 not included

WatchGuard AuthPoint

Performance Certifications

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AuthPoint MFA Validation
WatchGuard's MFA solution earned performance-verified endorsement from Miercom for its competitive edge as the most affordable solution that included exceptional MFA functionality with an easy to use interface for both users and administrators. While the competition could sometimes offer the same functionality, it came at the cost of meticulous interfaces and documentation that made for a challenging first time experience. View report >

WatchGuard Cloud

Compliance Certifications

Logo: ISO 27001 Certified by Schellman

ISO 27001 Certification
WatchGuard has obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification of its information security management system (ISMS). The scope of the certification is limited to the ISMS of the WatchGuard infrastructure for the configuration, management, support and delivery of the WatchGuard ID, AuthPoint Multi-Factor Authentication, and WatchGuard Cloud applications and services that support Firebox and Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud.

ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system. The details of the certification are publicly available at The certification was performed by Schellman & Company, LLC, an ANAB and UKAS accredited Certification Body based in the United States.

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WatchGuard Endpoint Security

Compliance Certifications

Logo: National Cryptological Center of Spain (CCN) certification and ENS

National Cryptological Center of Spain (CCN) certification and ENS
WatchGuard's endpoint security products have received a certification with "High ENS Category" (Cualificación Alta ENS) from CCN.

The CCN is Spain’s national Common Criteria (CC) scheme. The Spanish National Security Scheme (ENS) is the transposition of NIS Directive, European Cybersecurity and National Cybersecurity Strategy as a law, in Spain to support the public sector and its supply chain to put in place cybersecurity measures. ENS contains a catalogue of certified Security Products, in which Panda Adaptive Defense, Panda Adaptive Defense 360, Cytomic EDR and Cytomic EPDR are included – WatchGuard’s endpoint security products include the former brands, Panda and Cytomic.

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Logo: Common Criteria (CC)

Common Criteria (CC)
WatchGuard's endpoint security products have achieved EAL2+ certification in the evaluation for the Common Criteria standard.

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) is a set of evaluation criteria agreed to by the United States National Security Agency/National Institute of Standards and Technologies and equivalent bodies in countries around the world (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States, Austria, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom. Check complete list in CC certification).

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Security Certifications

Awards: AV-Comparatives

Panda Security (acquired by WatchGuard in 2020) joined AV-Comparatives' Main Series tests in 2004, having consistently received top scores for the detection and protection capabilities present in WatchGuard EPP (formerly known as Panda Endpoint Protection Plus), as well as for its performance and usability in general.

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GigaOM Radar Report for Endpoint Detection and Response
WatchGuard has been recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Radar report for Endpoint Detection and Response. GigaOm specifically classifies WatchGuard as an “Outperformer” that is rapidly innovating its EDR solution and bringing capabilities to the space that are valued by both large and small organizations.

GigaOm provides technical, operational, and business advice for IT’s strategic digital enterprise and business initiatives. This GigaOm report is one of a series of resources that helps IT organizations assess competing solutions in the context of well-defined features and criteria.

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Integration Certifications

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Citrix Ready Marketplace
WatchGuard EPDR, formerly Panda Adaptive Defense 360, is among the services offered by the platform Citrix Ready Marketplace to improve security in virtual environments (SVE).

The aim of Citrix Ready Program is to verify that Citrix solutions for mobility platforms, virtualization, networks and Clouds work correctly with verified products.

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Logo: ConnectWise Marketplace

ConnectWise Marketplace
WatchGuard's Endpoint Security ConnectWise Automate Plugin is certified via the ConnectWise Invent Program.

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Logo: ServiceNow certified app

ServiceNow certified app
With WatchGuard Orion for Security Operations integrated directly into ServiceNow®, joint customers can use the ServiceNow platform to triage indicators of attacks. The integration helps security and IT teams accelerate a coordinated, comprehensive, and automated incident response plan across endpoints. The app is available via the ServiceNow® Store.

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Logo: OPSWAT Gold certification

OPSWAT Gold certification
WatchGuard has obtained the OPSWAT Gold certification in the anti-malware category thanks to its WatchGuard EPP, EDR, EPDR and Advanced EDR/EPDR (formerly Panda EPP, Adaptive Defense, Adaptive Defense 360 and WatchGuard EDR/EPDR) cybersecurity solutions in Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

OPSWAT, as an independent body that leads the Access Control Certification Program, endorses the compatibility of these applications after they underwent a rigorous certification process, following the criteria set and periodically reviewed by OPSWAT. More than 100 endpoint security application providers took part in the OPSWAT certification: OPSWAT OEM clients, including industry leading NAC, CASB, SSO, AND SSL-VPN solutions from vendors such as Citrix, Pulse Secure, Cisco, IBM, and Dell.

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Logo: Cyber Threat Alliance

Cyber Threat Alliance
Panda Security (acquired by WatchGuard in 2020) is member of the Cyber Threat Alliance.

The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is a non-profit organization that is working to improve the cybersecurity of our global digital ecosystem by enabling near real-time, high-quality cyber threat information sharing among companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field.

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Logo: Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Cybersecurity Tech Accord
Panda Security (acquired by WatchGuard in 2020) is member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord promotes a safer online world by fostering collaboration among global technology companies committed to protecting their customers and users and helping them defend against malicious threats.

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