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WatchGuard Technologies a Leader in Three Key Unified Threat Management and Next-Generation Firewall Categories in Frost and Sullivan Report

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SEATTLE, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies has been identified as a leader in three categories of Frost & Sullivan's recent 2014 Global Analysis of UTM (Unified Threat Management) and NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) Market research study. The categories where WatchGuard outperformed other vendors include: Management and Usability, Flexibility, and Value. WatchGuard was also noted in the areas of Performance and Scalability, and Roadmap.

Frost & Sullivan identified WatchGuard Technologies as leading in three key UTM NFGW categories in its latest report, including Management and Usability, Flexibility, and Value.

"WatchGuard is an established competitor in the UTM and NGFW market with a legacy of demonstrating an ongoing commitment to product development. Their product strategy focuses on visibility, performance and integration of best-of-breed technologies that are simple to use and provide great value," said Chris Rodriguez, senior industry analyst for network security at Frost & Sullivan and report author.   

In its report, Frost & Sullivan highlights specific product and solution benefits that illustrate how WatchGuard achieved its leadership position. These include:

  • WatchGuard Dimension's ability to pinpoint security and performance issues streamlines management and usability.
  • The flexibility of WatchGuard's platform allows integration of only the desired security functionality for increased efficiency and ease of use.
  • The consolidation of leading security technologies from best-of-breed providers onto the Fireware® platform delivers exceptional value to users.
  • Tuning the platform for optimal use of commercial hardware, such as Intel processors, improves packet processing and enables increased performance and scalability of the platform.
  • A roadmap with significant future improvements around Fireware® and other security technologies shows WatchGuard's continued commitment to product development.

"Our customers are looking for more functionality from their security appliances, while simultaneously searching for technologies that can help protect their organizations from new advanced threats," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate and product strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. "When you combine our hardware, firmware and best-of-breed services, complemented with new management tools and capabilities, WatchGuard delivers unparalleled visibility, flexibility and security for today's businesses. We're excited Frost & Sullivan recognizes the value of this approach."

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function threat management solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-of-Breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. 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 WatchGuard.com.

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

Contacts:
Kerry Desberg
WatchGuard Technologies
(206) 613-3760
Kerry.Desberg@watchguard.com

Justin Hall
Voxus PR
253-444-5442
jhall@voxuspr.com

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