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Company Overview of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Company Overview

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. manufactures network security products. The company offers firewall appliances, such as packet filtering, intrusion prevention, application control, data loss prevention, and advanced persistent threat blockers; unified threat management products, including gateway antivirus, spamBlocker, WebBlocker, LiveSecurity, and reputation enabled defense solutions; Dimension, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates data from WatchGuard appliances across a customer's network and translates that data into threat intelligence; and other security products, such as secure wireless, secure email gateway, and virtual solutions. It serves education, energy, financial servi...

505 Fifth Avenue South

Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 1996

338 Employees





Key Executives for WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 47
Senior Vice President of Customer Services & Support
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

The Museum of Flight Deploys WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Technologies announced that The Museum of Flight has deployed WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud along with several WatchGuard firewall appliances. With limited IT staff, resources and budget, the museum turned to WatchGuard to improve the reliability and security of its Wi-Fi offerings for 250 employees,1,000 volunteers and 500,000 yearly patrons. To fix these problems, the Museum of Flight deployed WatchGuard AP120 Access Points (APs) along with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud management services and Dimension™ network visibility and reporting services. The Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) built into these cloud-managed APs protects the museum from wireless threats with a false positive rate of nearly zero. The museum also installed WatchGuard's Firebox® M500 and M300 firewalls, giving them enterprise-grade protection.

WatchGuard Technologies Announces WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Technologies announced WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, a secure, scalable and Wi-Fi management platform with a new family of high-performance, cloud-ready access points. Deployed together, this next-generation secure wireless solution delivers a sophisticated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), while turning Wi-Fi hot spots into powerful consumer research, analytics and push marketing tools. Architected from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment and administration, the WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud simplifies even the most complex aspects of Wi-Fi management, making fast, secure and intelligent Wi-Fi accessible to organizations of all types and sizes. WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud delivers high-quality wireless performance, while ensuring consistent security policies across all connected devices, even at remote locations. The patented WIPS technology built into WatchGuard's new cloud-ready AP120 and AP320 access points automatically classifies wireless devices as Authorized, Rogue, or External, resulting in a very low false positive rate. This advanced rogue detection process can safely and automatically shut down unauthorised access points and clients, while nearly eliminating the risk of illegally interfering with neighbouring wireless networks.

WatchGuard® Technologies Delivers Enhanced Cloud Security with ManagedMethods CASB Integration

WatchGuard® Technologies and ManagedMethods have developed the industry's most complete network and cloud security solution for detecting, investigating, and blocking network and cloud application threats faced by small and midsize organizations and distributed enterprises. Sensitive data can move freely between the enterprise and the cloud, and IT security teams struggle to maintain control, prevent data loss, and reduce risk. The ManagedMethods Cloud Access Monitor integrates with WatchGuard Dimension to deliver enhanced visibility and control into shadow IT, cloud application usage, compliance, and reporting. WatchGuard Dimension is a cloud-ready visibility and management platform used to analyze event logs from WatchGuard Firebox appliances. This data is integrated into Cloud Access Monitor to extend visibility and reporting to the cloud, as well as to mobile devices outside of the corporate network, by utilizing APIs of popular cloud applications. Key integration features: Extend visibility, reporting, and malware scanning beyond the network to cloud applications, including: Office 365, Google Apps, Dropbox, and Box; enforce security policies by identifying and blocking high-risk cloud application usage on the network with a risk database of more than 4,500 applications; data loss prevention with 24/7 monitoring and alerts of risky behavior and sensitive data activity; gain visibility into shadow IT, including unsanctioned cloud application usage; and compliance monitoring and reporting for PII, PCI HIPAA, and other regulations.

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