September 30, 2014 10:38 AM ET

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Company Overview of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Company Overview

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. provides network and content security solutions for corporate content, networks, and the businesses. The company offers extensible threat management network security solutions that combine firewall, virtual private network (VPN), and security services to protect networks from spam, viruses, malware, and intrusions; network security appliances for small to mid-size businesses; extensible content security appliances that provide content security across email and Web combined with data loss prevention for content protection; firewalls for enterprises; and SSL appliances. It also provides solutions in areas, such as virtualized security, remote access solutions, uni...

505 Fifth Avenue South

Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 1996

338 Employees





Key Executives for WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 45
Vice President Customer Services and Support
Director of Global Analyst & Public Relations
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

WatchGuard Technologies' New Policy Map Provides 'X-Ray' Vision into Firewall Configurations and Network Traffic

WatchGuard Technologies announced the first interactive, integrated policy mapping capability for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) appliances. Available in the latest version of the award-winning i real-time network security visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension, Policy Map provides a comprehensive view of traffic flow and policy impact across the entire network, with the ability to quickly filter or drill down for additional detail and analysis. Security policies are central to firewall operation. According to a 2014 Verizon Report ii, there's a strong correlation between a badly configured firewall and the likelihood of a security breach. Dimension Policy Map aggregates disparate information about policies, interfaces, applications and related traffic flows, and presents it in a simple, intuitive and interactive visualization dashboard. It can be used for policy audits, to find active and mis-configured policies, to identify unusual/abnormal traffic patterns, to visually check if firewall policies or configuration changes have the intended impact on traffic patterns and much more. Beyond Policy Map, the newest update to Dimension brings a variety of additional insightful reporting and new dashboard features that includes information on zero-day malware, details about website visits and traffic disposition, enhanced navigation and consolidated CA certificate management. And, it comes free on any WatchGuard UTM or NGFW platform. WatchGuard Dimension has been gaining rapid market adoption since it was first launched in late 2013. Customers have used the network security visibility tool to monitor and gain critical and timely insights about network security threats, bandwidth and Internet usage, as well as related traffic trends.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Unveils Fireware 11.9 Operating System

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. has unveiled Fireware 11.9 operating system, which allows users to deploy, configure and manage wireless access points from its unified threat management, or UTM, and next-generation firewall, or NGFW, appliances. This enhanced wireless functionality - made possible by the release of WatchGuard's Fireware 11.9 operating system - eliminates the need for additional wireless network management solutions, and gives IT professionals a unified Web interface for managing and monitoring their entire network in real time. The enhanced functionality of 11.9 gives IT professionals the ability to quickly map wireless Access Points (APs) and coverage, change both wired and wireless security policies simultaneously, and to enforce traffic, coverage and security standards across the entire network infrastructure. The organization can also evaluate traffic and channel conflicts, identify vulnerabilities, manage bandwidth prioritization and even map all wireless activity on neighboring networks sharing the same frequency. This insures that all traffic and security issues are apparent and can be addressed in real time, including rogue APs that may mimic others on the network. Version 11.9 of WatchGuard's Fireware operating system includes other Best-of-Breed services such as: AntiVirus, AntiSpam, Application Control, Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Fireware also integrates WatchGuard Dimension, the company's big data visibility tool, through any WatchGuard threat management appliance.

WatchGuard Technologies Appoints Avinash Shrawan as Country Manager for India & SAARC

WatchGuard Technologies announced that Avinash Shrawan has been appointed country manager, India and SAARC. Avinash will be responsible for the company's India relations, strategy and growth for channels, mid-market and enterprise businesses. Avinash has over 16 years of IT industry experience across Sales and Marketing functions. Prior to joining WatchGuard, Avinash was director - Sales at Dassault Systemes. He has had leadership roles before Dassault with Intuit and Symantec.

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