WatchGuard Wins InternetWeek ''Best of Breed'' Award 2nd Year in a Row; LiveSecurity System Outscores e-Soft, Netopia, Netscreen and SonicWall.Business Editors, High-Tech Writers
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2000
WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:WGRD), a leader in Internet security ''This article or section is being rewritten at
Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. solutions, announced today that for the second year running, the WatchGuard LiveSecurity(TM) System has been selected by InternetWeek as the Best of Breed award winner in the firewall appliance A device that provides firewall protection for a network. It includes all the necessary hardware and software in a self-contained package that plugs in between the two networks being isolated. Most firewall appliances are solid state and include a stripped down operating system. category.
"For the second year in a row, the WatchGuard LiveSecurity System comes out on top in our firewall appliance lab test," said InternetWeek. "The combination of air-tight security, IPSec VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. , and logging and monitoring make it our choice for the best hardware firewall available."
InternetWeek evaluated the WatchGuard LiveSecurity System against products from eSoft, Netopia, NetScreen Technologies and SonicWall. Additional excerpts from the magazine's review note, "You get great management and monitoring with the LiveSecurity System, as well as `tough as nails' firewalling ... The WatchGuard LiveSecurity System, again scoring the best marks in our firewall lab test, more than meets your security needs in an easy to implement and manage package. Reporting and monitoring tools are top-notch, and protection is unbeatable."
"This award reinforces the importance of delivering solid Internet security using a comprehensive feature set in a single, easy to use package," said Christopher Slatt, WatchGuard's president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "And, it acknowledges that WatchGuard stands out above the rest with our innovative LiveSecurity service that enables users to keep their security systems current with minimal effort."
About the WatchGuard LiveSecurity System
The LiveSecurity System is a scaleable security solution for small, medium and large distributed enterprises. This comprehensive hardware and software solution delivers four key benefits: centralized management, comprehensive security protection (including, firewall and Virtual Private Networking), a security update service and a choice of a plug-and-play security appliances: Firebox FastVPN, Firebox II Plus and Firebox II. For remote workers accessing the corporate network on a broadband connection See broadband and wireless broadband. , WatchGuard provides extended protection with its new Firebox SOHO Soho (sōhō`, sə–), district of Westminster, London, England, known for its continental restaurants. Once a fashionable quarter, it became popular among writers and artists in the 19th cent. and Firebox Telecommuter A person who telecommutes. See telecommuting. appliances.
Pricing and Availability
The WatchGuard LiveSecurity System is priced at $4,990 (MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
MSRP Message Session Relay Protocol
MSRP Multi-Species Recovery Plan (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) in the US) and is currently available through a worldwide network of authorized WatchGuard resellers. WatchGuard also provides security for DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary , cable modem cable modem
Modem used to convert analog data signals to digital form and vise versa, for transmission or receipt over cable television lines, especially for connecting to the Internet. and ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. users with the WatchGuard SOHO, priced at $449 (MSRP in the US). For more information, visit WatchGuard's Web site at www.watchguard.com.
About WatchGuard Technologies
Founded in 1996, WatchGuard Technologies provides Internet security solutions to protect any size organization that uses the Internet for electronic commerce and communications. The WatchGuard LiveSecurity System delivers security to medium-sized businesses and large distributed enterprises, and is powered by the plug-in Firebox II family of appliances and innovative LiveSecurity Service. WatchGuard also provides solutions for small businesses, branch offices and telecommuters using a DSL, cable modem or ISDN connection to access the Internet. Organizations can choose a WatchGuard system that matches their particular office size and manage it themselves, or outsource their security management to an ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. using WatchGuard for MSS. For more information, call 206/521-8340 or visit www.watchguard.com.
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect WatchGuard's actual results include, but are not limited to, the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Prospectus related to our initial public offering dated July 30, 1999. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as to the date of this release.
WatchGuard(R) is either a trademark or registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Firebox and LiveSecurity are trademarks of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.