A stateful packet firewall, while essential, simply isn’t enough anymore. The reality is that every network needs a full arsenal of scanning engines to protect against spyware and viruses, malicious apps and data leakage – all the way through ransomware, botnets, advanced persistent threats, and zero day malware. A true network security solution will address all aspects of threat prevention, detection, correlation, and response – today, and as those threats evolve. WatchGuard’s award- winning network security platform not only provides the most complete suite of unified security controls on the market today, but has consistently been the first to offer solutions for addressing new and evolving network threats including, but not limited to, advanced malware and ransomware.
It’s more than just about security scanning engines, though. At WatchGuard, we believe simplicity is the key to successful adoption of technology. As such, all of our products are not only easy to initially configure and deploy, they are also designed with an emphasis on centralized management, making ongoing policy and network management simple and straightforward. Security is complex, managing it doesn’t have to be.
All businesses, regardless of size, need to pay attention to performance. Slow security scanning times can cripple a network’s ability to handle high-volume traffic. Some companies are forced to decrease protection to keep performance strong, but WatchGuard solutions never make you choose between security and speed. Leveraging the power of multi-core processing, WatchGuard’s platform is engineered to deliver the fastest throughput when it matters – with all security controls turned on. Our platform can run all scanning engines simultaneously for maximum protection while still maintaining blazing fast throughput.
From the board room to the branch office, critical decisions about security often need to be made quickly before damage is done. Furthermore, you need to know what’s happening not just in the network, but on your devices inside and outside the firewall as well. Visibility is about more than data. Visibility is achieved when that data is converted into easily consumable, actionable information.
The addition of the WatchGuard Host Sensor, available through Threat Detection and Response, provides continuous event monitoring, detection and remediation of threat activity on the endpoint. WatchGuard’s powerful network security visibility solutions – WatchGuard Cloud Visibility and Dimension – take the data from all devices across your network and presents that data in the form of visually stunning, immediately actionable information. Using either of these visibility solutions you can identify behavioral trends, pinpoint potential network threats, block inappropriate use, monitor network health and much more.
"The main benefits for us have been moving from a basic stateful firewall to a full Layer 7 scanning platform. We managed to add IPS/IDS, application filtering, malware detection, Gateway AV, web filtering and all the other security features WatchGuard offers. In this one unit we have managed to combine a lot of security features, which as separate units would not make financial sense."
~ Peter Thomas, IT Manager, Roland UK