WatchGuard Technologies Recognized for the Fifth Year in a Row as a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management


SEATTLE, Washington – August 18, 2014 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, today announced that it has been named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 Unified Threat Management (UTM) Magic Quadrant for the fifth consecutive year. With award-winning solutions like WatchGuard Dimension™, and new best-of-breed services, such as APT Blocker and Data Loss Prevention (DLP), the company continues to deliver innovative security solutions that help customers and partners secure networks around the world.

According to the report, “The Leaders Quadrant contains vendors at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize-business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize-business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that’s designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens. These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and products that are intuitive to manage and administer.”

We’re excited to be named a leader for the fifth consecutive year in this UTM report,” said Mr Dave R. Taylor, Vice President of product and corporate strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. “WatchGuard’s unique platform-oriented approach makes it simple for us to quickly respond to emerging threats by providing our customers and partners best-of-breed security modules integrated into a single, seamless, cloud-based console. And, our new visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension, delivers a suite of big data reporting tools that instantly help isolate and distill key security threats.”

WatchGuard’s family of UTM and NGFW security appliances run on Fireware®, a complete security platform designed to run full versions of the leading security engines in every category. WatchGuard’s best-of-breed security tools include DLP, APT, Intrusion Prevention, Reputation Enabled Defense, spamBlocker, Gateway AntiVirus, WebBlocker, Application Control and Packet Filtering. Fireware is built to take advantage of the latest processors and technology from Intel and Freescale, with no proprietary hardware required, making WatchGuard the highest performing, all-in-one network security platform.

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About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart unified threat management performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business.

WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuardLiveSecurity® 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

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