SOURCE: WatchGuard


April 26, 2010 09:30 ET

WatchGuard Accelerates Market Attack

WatchGuard Builds on Record Momentum; Launches "Red Instead" Competitive Trade-in Promotion for XTM Firewalls and XCS Messaging Security Appliances

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -  WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced the launch of a new competitive trade-in program, "Red Instead" -- a first of its kind program that offers free WatchGuard XTM multifunction firewalls and WatchGuard XCS messaging security appliances to businesses that trade in competitive unified threat management (UTM) firewalls or spam/content security appliances.

"Malware, viruses and hackers are constantly changing and becoming more sophisticated, stealthy and destructive," said Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "However, at risk are many businesses that rely on old technology to thwart these next generation attacks. The WatchGuard 'Red Instead' program ameliorates this problem by giving businesses an opportunity to get the best network, application and data protection for free."

For a limited time only, customers who trade in a competitive security appliance and sign a three-year WatchGuard XTM or XCS software bundle suite will be able to get a WatchGuard XTM 2, 5 or 8 Series next generation firewall, or WatchGuard XCS 170, 370, 570, 970 or 1170 Series messaging security appliance for free.

World renowned for their bright-red appearance, WatchGuard XTM Series represents the latest in multi-layered, "defense-in-depth" next generation firewall capabilities. Ideal for small businesses up to enterprise organizations, WatchGuard XTM solutions provide unparalleled network, application and data protection, superior management features and capabilities, and unlike competitive UTM appliances, the industry's best price/performance value.

Recently released, the WatchGuard XTM 2 Series delivers best in class security performance to small businesses and remote sites that need strong protection without hefty price tags. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection and VoIP support and flexible management tools allow administrators to work from an intuitive console, scriptable CLI, and web UI.

Likewise, the WatchGuard XTM 5 Series combines firewall/ VPN with unmatched throughput and a suite of flexible management tools to give mid-size businesses a sure-fire way to keep their networks safe. These newest additions to the XTM family sport the industry's highest full UTM performance. Furthermore seven Ethernet interfaces -- six GigE and one FE -- provide high-speed LAN backbone infrastructure and gigabit WAN connectivity. IT administrators can manage security from a centralized console, scriptable CLI, and web UI. Real-time monitoring and rich reporting are included at no extra cost.

Ideal for main offices/headquarters with up to 5,000 users, the WatchGuard XTM 8 Series includes full HTTPS inspection, optional URL filtering, anti-spam, anti-virus and intrusion prevention. Flexible, centralized management tools provide administration access from one intuitive console or a scriptable CLI, and include real-time monitoring and rich reporting. High availability (active/active), multi-WAN, server load balancing, and VLAN can be configured to ensure maximum uptime.

WatchGuard XCS appliances deliver the industry's most effective spam and malware security coupled with data loss prevention. Easy-to-use, WatchGuard XCS solutions offer unmatched protection against e-mail and web-based threats, including spam, viruses, malware, blended threats, spyware and more. Additionally, WatchGuard XCS appliance provide advanced data loss prevention (DLP), encryption and management features that make it ideal for small businesses up to the most demanding enterprise network environments.

More information about "Red Instead" competitive trade-in program is available at

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

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

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