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WatchGuard unveils next generation firewalls for SMEs

WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard Technologies has revealed its next-generation firewall (NGFW) and unified threat management (UTM) appliances, designed for mid-sized enterprises. Named as the WatchGuard Firebox M400 and M500 appliances are based on Intel Pentium and Intel Celeron processors and works 61 percent faster.

Speaking about the product, Scott Robertson, Vice President APAC & Japan for WatchGuard Technologies, said, “The demands facing mid-size and distributed enterprise networks in India are the same as those faced by large enterprise networks just a few years ago. With the growth in encrypted traffic, combined with Internet traffic increasing at 21 percent and connection speeds climbing at 42 percept, businesses are demanding firewalls that can keep pace. Our customers do not want to be forced to choose between protecting their networks and ensuring their end-users have the performance needed to do their jobs and with our new Firebox solutions, they don’t have to.”

The Intel processors incorporated in the solution enhances its performance and the security system works very well. The WatchGuard Firebox M400 and M500 delivers flexibility of two SFP (small form-factor pluggable) ports that can feature either 1GB copper or 1GB fibre connections, ensuring that firewalls can adapt to end-user environments. The SFP transceivers are available as optional accessories. Both the models feature the WatchGuard Fireware OS, v.11.9.4.


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