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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, 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.

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has named Michael Kohlsdorf as interim CEO while it conducts a selection process to replace Joe Wang, who has announced his departure. Kohlsdorf is an operating partner with Francisco Partners. Previously, he was CEO and a board member of Cross Match Technologies, CEO and a board member of Aderant and, before that, was senior vice president of enterprise services and a corporate officer of IKON Office Solutions. For more than 25 years, Kohlsdorf has had an active executive management role in both public and private technology companies.

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