SOURCE: WatchGuard


April 14, 2010 09:30 ET

WatchGuard Launches Quarantine Management Server

New Product Enhances E-mail and Content Security Platform From WatchGuard

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced the launch of WatchGuard Quarantine Management Server (QMS). This bolsters the WatchGuard family of extensible content security (XCS) offerings to give businesses additional protection against spam, phishing and malware-laden messages.

Ideal for MSSPs, mid-size and enterprise organizations, WatchGuard QMS is an automated, intelligent and easy-to-use e-mail quarantine solution that allows businesses to direct unwanted e-mail or exceptionally large messages to a local quarantine server for further processing. By providing a highly secure holding area for e-mail, the WatchGuard QMS gives administrators flexible control for policy-driven quarantine by domain, user or group, as well as unmatched threat protection. Furthermore, self-service end user controls of quarantine messages add to reducing false positives, while dynamically contributing to improved future message handling.

"Because e-mail is a critical business operation, it also tends to be the first entry point for viruses, hackers and malware," said Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "Because of this, WatchGuard is now offering a quarantine management server to complement our award-winning XCS messaging and content security appliances. Having both WatchGuard QMS and XCS solutions in place, businesses gain unparalleled control over their messages and unbeatable protection against malicious e-mails."

With WatchGuard QMS, organizations can reduce the load and storage requirements placed on existing e-mail security gateways, which results in higher throughput for e-mail processing, reduced administration costs and streamlined reporting. WatchGuard QMS can store and manage spam messages for up to 180,000 users, as well as store quarantined messages for 30 days or more. This helps to ensure legitimate individual messages are never lost while keeping storage, processing and bandwidth requirements on e-mail security gateways, internal mail systems and networks to a minimum.

Pricing and Availability

WatchGuard QMS is available in two models, the WatchGuard QMS 500 and WatchGuard QMS 1000. The WatchGuard QMS 500 supports up to 90,000 users; the QMS 1000 supports up to 180,000 users. The WatchGuard QMS 500 is $5,500 and the QMS 1000 is $13,750. Both are available now from WatchGuard resellers. For more information, please visit

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.

Contact Information

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