October 23, 2016 9:12 PM ET

Communications Equipment

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
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Customer Services and Support
Director of Global Analyst & Public Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

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.

WatchGuard Technologies Announces its Newest Hardware Appliance, the Firebox® T70

WatchGuard Technologies announced its newest hardware appliance, the Firebox® T70, which has set a new standard for tabletop performance. According to Miercom, an independent testing lab, the T70 delivers the fast throughput available in the industry, with speeds over 1 Gbps when operating in full Unified Threat Management (UTM) mode. Customers no longer have to compromise between network bandwidth or leveraging the UTM security services they need to protect their network; with the T70, they can have it all. The T70 tabletop network security appliance allows customers to enjoy the fast throughput that they want, with the security that they need. Miercom found that the T70 achieves over 1 Gbps throughput in full UTM mode, which is 52% higher than the average competitor appliance tested, and 38% higher than the next competitor. Even today's environment of heavy HTTPS traffic isn't enough to stop the T70, so network users and administrators can rest assured that they are always getting the full benefit of all of WatchGuard's security services. Key Features: Performance: Customers benefit from the highest speeds and performance levels available in a tabletop security appliance, with over 1 Gbps throughput with full UTM protection enabled; Power over Ethernet (PoE): Using the two PoE+ ports to power peripheral devices, such as wireless access points, network administrators can extend the reach of their networks without having to run costly AC power to remote devices; RapidDeploy: Centralized IT teams can use RapidDeploy to pre-configure appliances for quick and non-technical installations at distributed locations; Full UTM Protection for Fiber Broadband: Organizations can benefit from fiber broadband services, such as Google Fiber, knowing the T70 can easily manage these expanding speeds.

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