WatchGuard introduces new solutions and partnership
WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in business security solutions, continues to recognize and leverage new opportunities for growth in the Middle East. Introducing the new WatchGuard XCS 880 hardware, enterprises can protect themselves against the growing challenges around email and other web-based threats.
By joining forces with NCP engineering, WatchGuard integrates IPsec VPN client in its XTM to make deployment simple. In addition to the partnership, companies can ensure secure cloud access while leveraging WatchGuard’s comprehensive and multi-layered defense by introducing its first Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution for Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform.
Delivering 20 percent more processing power, twice the email throughput per dollar, and consuming less than half the energy of previous models, the XCS 880 protects against inbound threats such as virus, blended threats and network attacks, while helping control outbound information to prevent data loss. The XCS 880 is designed to meet the demanding growing challenges around email and other web-based content security needs of large enterprises.
A new partnership between WatchGuard and NCP engineering simplifies IPsec VPN access for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X users. With more and more Middle Eastern companies incorporating bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies to enable a mobile workforce, the ability to simplify secure VPN connectivity for users and reduce the administrative burden for deployment is critical to enhance productivity and corporate security. NCP’s best-of-breed remote access VPN technology is available in a new WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN client for the XTM family of unified threat management appliances. The solution reduces administrator setup and gives end users one-click VPN access.
As organizations worldwide continue to pour vast amounts of sensitive data, applications and services into the cloud, secure data access becomes paramount. WatchGuard meets the needs by announcing its first Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution for Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform. As the only company to deliver unified threat management for the hybrid cloud, all of WatchGuard’s XTM security appliances now offer full support for VPN access to the Windows Azure Virtual Network service, allowing organizations to quickly and easily create secure VPN tunnels linking on-premise networks and cloud environments.
“Windows Azure is clearly a compelling solution for organizations that are looking to improve and extend availability of their IT services,” said Roger Klorese, director of product management at WatchGuard.
“We are pleased to work closely with Microsoft to bring the same level of comprehensive and best-in-class security that companies rely on for private networks to these growing cloud connections.”
The WatchGuard XCS 880 is available now for purchase and trade-up, and includes customizable reporting features to help IT with audit requests and compliance requirements.