WatchGuard Technologies Partners with Fujitsu Fsas to Deliver Managed Network Security Solutions in Japan


WatchGuard Next Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management appliances selected for breadth of security services, system management and real-time visibility tools

SEATTLE, Washington – November 24, 2014 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function firewalls, today announced a new business alliance and distributor agreement with Fujitsu Fsas Inc., a leading information technology and technical support services provider in Japan. Under terms of the agreement, Fujitsu Fsas will add WatchGuard’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances to its managed service offering (Fujitsu Fsas Security Solution), and will also distribute standalone versions of WatchGuard products in the near future.

Fujitsu Fsas delivers enhanced security for network and wireless LAN environments. The addition of WatchGuard’s gateway security platforms, including APT Blocker, strengthens the managed service offering, especially for multi-store retail environments and the distributed enterprise. With a variety of security services available from WatchGuard, Fujitsu Fsas can offer customers the latest security technology and features, such as advanced threat protection and network segmentation. In addition, Fujitsu Fsas is using WatchGuard System Manager to seamlessly manage deployments.

IT systems are transitioning to the cloud, intensifying the need for network access from a variety of applications and locations. At the same time, advanced persistent threats are causing increased damage. It’s vital that companies prevent these types of intrusions and threats across their network access points and inbound traffic,” said Shirou Ohtsubo, Senior Vice President of Service Business Unit at Fujitsu Fsas. “Our alliance with WatchGuard provides security appliances and operation management software that protects against these intrusions and threats. Their products complement our services and enable us to provide more granular and powerful security solutions to our customers.”

The integration of WatchGuard appliances in Fujitsu Fsas security offerings is a significant pairing for customers needing robust security without the dedicated IT resources for system design and integration,” said Masato Negishi, Country Manager for WatchGuard Technologies Japan. “WatchGuard’s best-of-breed security coupled with Fujitsu Fsas network integration and technical support maximizes customer value for deeper levels of network security.”

WatchGuard NGFW and UTM appliances feature award-winning services, including Packet Filtering, Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, WebBlocker, Gateway AntiVirus, spamBlocker, Data Loss Prevention, Reputation-enabled Defense and Advanced Persistent Threat Protection. For complete product information, please visit www.watchGuard.com.

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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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