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New WatchGuard XTM Models Ride the Wave of Enterprise UTM Adoption



      New WatchGuard XTM Models Ride the Wave of Enterprise UTM Adoption

New Models Introduce Scalable Performance, Increased Security and Unparalleled
Manageability

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2013

SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global
leader in manageable business security solutions, today announced the
availability of seven new models in its line of Extensible Threat Management
(XTM) products. As businesses and enterprises of all sizes consider the
increased severity and complexity of cyber threats, WatchGuard infused its new
XTM hardware with industry-leading technology to provide robust, manageable,
and cost-effective network security that eliminates the need to choose between
a secure IT infrastructure and a high performing business.

WatchGuard is expanding its unified threat management (UTM) offering in
response to a growing demand for high performing, integrated security
solutions from large enterprise customers. The XTM 1520, 1525 and 2520
models, provide the kind of speeds, security and features ideally suited to
headquarters, data centers and managed security services. The enterprise suite
of XTM appliances provides customers with the highest level of today's
essential security tools and sophisticated administrative controls, all while
maintaining the manageability for which WatchGuard is known.

"Historically, mediocre UTM performance has kept adoption limited to small and
midsized businesses," said Roger Klorese, director of product management at
WatchGuard Technologies. " Since re-architecting our business three years ago,
WatchGuard's relentless focus on delivering high-end UTM performance means we
can now provide customers of any size with the highest level of protection in
one speedy and scalable box. Our 'faster than market' growth in the enterprise
space tells us we've struck a chord."

In addition to the new enterprise-class XTM models, WatchGuard is also
providing strong performance gains in the XTM 800 series for small and medium
sized businesses. The new WatchGuard XTM 800, 1500, and 2500 series appliances
feature the latest Intel Xeon™ multicore CPUs as well as and QuickAssist™
technologies, to achieve a level of performance unmatched by competing
options. The new XTM models also feature dynamic routing, wide area network
(WAN) failover, server load balancing, and link aggregation. The included
security services use best-in-class technology from industry leaders like
Websense, AVG, and Broadweb to provide in-depth defense against modern malware
and blended security threats.

The new XTM models feature Fireware XTM 11.7, a recent software update from
WatchGuard that offers an enhanced URL filtering database from strategic
partner Websense, VPN applications for Android and iOS devices, support for
IPV6 and L2TP VPN, and improved policy grouping. The new appliances are also
equipped with WatchGuard's configuration utility, RapidDeploy, which allows
customers to preconfigure XTM appliances for branch offices, eliminating the
need for IT security professionals to travel to the deployment site for
installation.

To learn more about WatchGuard XTM products, visit:
http://www.watchguard.com/products/xtm-main.asp.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of
business security solutions that solve real world security problems.
WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds
of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of threat
management devices provides network, application and data protection, with
unparalleled levels of manageability, usability, and visibility. WatchGuard
products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support
program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit
www.watchguard.com.

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All
other marks are property of their respective owners.

Contacts:
Lucas Westcoat
WatchGuard Technologies
(206) 613-3760
lucas.westcoat@watchguard.com

Jeremy Bartram
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
(206) 264-0246
jbartram@rhstrategic.com

SOURCE WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Website: http://www.watchguard.com
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