WatchGuard’s New Mid-Range Firewalls Give Businesses the High Performance They Need to Protect … | Your money
SEATTLE, October 5, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, multi-factor authentication (MFA), advanced endpoint protection and secure Wi-Fi, today announced the release of its new Firebox M290, M390, M590 and M690 unified threat management appliances. An affordable yet high-performance solution for small and medium-sized businesses, these new firewalls provide increased security and the fastest performance of any midrange Firebox appliance, with the processing power to handle encrypted traffic and HTTPS. Additionally, new expandable ports and integration with WatchGuard Cloud allow these firewalls to provide the flexibility to adapt to the changing networking and security needs of customers and service provider partners.
“As the threat landscape evolves, performance and flexibility are both critical for organizations looking to secure their network. Our recent Q2 2021 Internet Security Report has found that over 91% of malware attacking networks is encrypted, ”said Corey Nachreiner, CSO at WatchGuard. “It is therefore essential for small and medium-sized businesses, or the partners that serve them, to have security solutions capable of handling encrypted traffic without negatively impacting overall performance. Our new mid-range M-Series appliances deliver this capability and provide tools to simplify the deployment and ongoing management of these solutions as part of our unified WatchGuard security platform. “
In another example of WatchGuard’s commitment to cross-platform integration, it’s easy to deploy, manage, and create policies for these new Fireboxes from WatchGuard Cloud. Service providers can share configurations across multiple appliances and clients via templates and deploy appliances remotely from the cloud. A consistent 30-day view of log data, fast log search, and automated reports dramatically increase visibility. In addition, the new Firebox appliances integrate seamlessly with other solutions in the WatchGuard portfolio, including Authentication Point multi-factor authentication, WatchGuard Wi-Fi access points, and Threat synchronization endpoint network telemetry – to dramatically simplify traditionally complex security management.
The new Firebox M290, M390, M590, and M690 appliances offer several enhancements and benefits, including:
Faster and more powerful. Each appliance has been designed to optimize the throughput of HTTPS content inspection, which is essential for detecting today’s malware (as discussed in the most recent
Flexible and scalable. The ability to add module expansion bays and available expansion modules allows for custom port configuration to meet today’s needs while providing the flexibility to adapt as the network evolves. Optional POE + ports (M590 / M690 only) make it easy to connect and power other devices, such as WatchGuard security cameras or USP Wi-Fi hotspots. Easy to deploy and manage. WatchGuard Cloud enables deployment, monitoring, reporting, and management of devices from the cloud. RapidDeploy makes deployment easier; Simply turn on the device and connect it to the internet. The rest can be taken care of remotely from any location. Reliable. Redundant power supplies ensure maximum availability (Firebox M590 and Firebox M690 only).
“From a price / performance perspective, these new Firebox appliances are an unbeatable solution for organizations, from small businesses to midsize business data centers, with all the power to handle the growing threat of malware transmitted over HTTPS. Said Hayden Johnston, director of operations at WYSCOM. “The new modular expansion bays provide a range of options to meet the needs of today’s customers and the potential to extend the life of these devices into the future. “
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, advanced endpoint protection and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted by nearly 18,000 resellers and security service providers around the world to protect more than 250,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to businesses of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for midsize and distributed enterprises. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.
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