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WatchGuard SSL VPN Awarded Champion by Info-Tech Research Group

June 30, 2011

SEATTLE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced that it was named Champion by Info-Tech Research Group, a global leader in providing IT research and advice. WatchGuard SSL VPN offerings were evaluated under eight diverse categories: Features, Affordability, Usability, Architecture, Viability, Strategy, Reach and Channel. Of those, WatchGuard led the pack in Usability, Affordability, Viability, Strategy, and Channel, making it the strongest SSL VPN solution overall.

In addition to praising WatchGuard’s SSL VPN as an exceptional solution, Info-Tech commended on the company’s “strong international partner program, enabling services to small organizations around the world,” as well as, “offering the most affordable solution in the marketplace.” In receiving this high honor, WatchGuard out-performed SonicWALL, Barracuda, Juniper, Citrix, Array, F5 Networks, and Check Point in both product and vendor categories.

“SSL VPN has become a necessity for businesses today with remote offices and mobile workers,” explains Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard. “Because of this, WatchGuard develops SSL solutions that are easy to use, highly secure and flexible to meet any corporate need. The research conducted by Info-Tech Research Group affirms WatchGuard’s vision and commitment to providing unrivaled SSL VPN solutions.”

WatchGuard SSL VPN Solutions – The Right Solution for Any Environment

WatchGuard SSL VPN stand-alone solutions offer unsurpassed security and remote connectivity. The WatchGuard SSL 100 and 560 series of appliances are ideal for companies with remote and mobile users who need access to corporate resources outside the office. Additionally, WatchGuard XTM next-generation firewalls and UTMs are ideal solutions for businesses that want an all-in-one security with integrated SSL VPN functionality. With any of the WatchGuard SSL VPN offerings, businesses gain highly secure, encrypted connectivity for mobile employees, remote offices, and telecommuters who require access to critical corporate network resources including email, network drives and intranet resources.

WatchGuard SSL 100 and SSL 560 – Award Winning Appliances

Remote employees are able to access important corporate data via home computers, mobile phones, or other web-enabled devices via WatchGuard SSL 100 and SSL 560 appliances. Strong network protection is provided with endpoint integrity checking including checks for anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall software and more. These all-in-one appliances offer the flexibility to provide basic access to networks with an auto-loading client, as well as more sophisticated access to web-based resources and non-native applications including SSH and RDP.

WatchGuard XTM Firewalls with VPN Technology

SSL VPN capabilities are built into all WatchGuard XTM next-generation firewalls and UTMs, which provide highly secure, remote connectivity. In just three clicks, administrators can quickly set up VPN tunnels for employees working in remote offices. All WatchGuard XTM appliances support Mobile VPN clients using SSL, IPSec, and PPTP, as well as site-to-site Branch Office VPN with IPSec, making these appliances ideal offerings for businesses that need all-in-one network security and integrated remote connectivity for their employees.

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 http://www.watchguard.com/.

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


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    Chris McKie                               Jimme Peters
    WatchGuard Technologies                   24/7 Consulting
    206-613-3760                              503-289-5354
    chris.mckie@watchguard.com                jimme@24-7consulting.com

SOURCE WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.


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