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July 03, 2015 7:36 AM ET

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Company Overview of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Company Overview

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. manufactures network security products. The company offers next-generation 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; and other security products, such as secure wireless, secure email gateway, and virtual solutions. It serves education, energy, financial service, government, healthcare, managed service, manufacturing and distribution, publishing, real estate, retail and hospitality, technology, and transportat...

505 Fifth Avenue South

Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 1996

338 Employees

Phone:

206-613-6600

Fax:

206-521-8342

Key Executives for WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Customer Services and Support
Director of Global Analyst & Public Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

WatchGuard Technologies Introduces New Firewalls

WatchGuard Technologies announced a new series of powerful, enterprise-strength firewalls engineered specifically to protect small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) everywhere. SMBs are increasingly the focus of cyber attacks that are no less sophisticated than those targeting large enterprises. WatchGuard's new Firebox® M200 and M300 Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances are up to 218% faster than competitors with all the layers of the company's award-winning defense-in-depth solutions turned on. Plus, the new firewalls are up to 385% faster performing HTTPS inspection, which is increasingly critical given encrypted traffic is expected to make up 75% of the total Internet traffic by 2016. The new Firebox M200 and M300 run WatchGuard's powerful Fireware® operating system and include the latest generation of Freescale multi-core processors, ensuring the appliances have the power to run all of the UTM and NGFW engines in parallel without causing a bottleneck in performance at any price point. Both appliances also offer RapidDeploy support that simplifies deployment for SMBs, which usually have smaller, less technical staff.

WatchGuard Technologies Announces Executive Appointments

Prakash Panjwani has been appointed chief executive of WatchGuard Technologies. Previously, Panjwani spent 12 years with SafeNet as CEO and led the company to its $890 million acquisition this past January by Gemalto. Panjwani along with Mike Kohlsdorf, the interim CEO, will both join WatchGuard's board.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Announces New Appointments

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. announced it has named Prakash Panjwani its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and that he and interim CEO, Mike Kohlsdorf, will be joining its Board of Directors. Panjwani is a proven information security executive that has spent the last 12 years with SafeNet. Before becoming the CEO of SafeNet, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company's Data Protection group.

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