WatchGuard Technologies, Inc

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WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Privately held company
Industry Network security
Founded 1996
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Key people
Prakash Panjwani CEO[1]
Richard Barber, CFO
Corey Nachreiner, CTO
Products Unified threat management (UTM), Extensible Threat Management (XTM), Firewalls, Next-Generation Firewall, Email and Web Content Filtering, Antivirus, Intrusion-prevention system, Antispyware, Antispam, Application Control, VPN, Web filtering
Number of employees
470 (2016)

WatchGuard Technologies is a provider of integrated network security firewall products and services to small and medium organizations and distributed enterprises. WatchGuard competes in the Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) space against Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Cyberoam, Check Point and Juniper among others.[2]

Products and Services[edit]

  • Next-Generation Firewall:

WatchGuard's Next Generation Firewall appliances provides Intrusion Prevention Service, Application Control, Data Loss Prevention, APT Blocker and Support Service Subscription.

  • Unified Threat Management:

WatchGuard's Unified Threat Management appliances provides Intrusion Prevention Service, Application Control, Gateway AntiVirus, spamBlocker, WebBlocker, Reputation Enabled Defense, Data Loss Prevention, APT Blocker and Support Service Subscription.

  • Secure Wireless:

WatchGuard's access points and management appliances extend security to the WLAN with a range of wireless access points for indoor and outdoor use, and can configure and manage all wired and wireless networks from one console.

  • Secure Email Gateway:

WatchGuard’s Secure Email Gateway (XCS) delivers defense-in-depth for email and web, including data loss prevention and protection from email and web-based threats including spam, viruses, compromised websites, blended threats, and network attacks.

  • Virtual Solutions:

WatchGuard’s virtual security solutions provide deployment options for businesses of all sizes and service providers who serve traditional traditional gateway firewalls or can integrate virtual security with messaging and application servers.

WatchGuard’s products are only sold through their partner channel. The WatchGuardONE Channel Partner Program provides resellers with training, communication tools, and marketing opportunities. WatchGuard certified training partners provide training and education on how to install, setup and configure the rules, policies and Unified Threat Management modules (i.e.- APT, IDS, IPS, webblocker, etc) in the WatchGuard firewall appliance.


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