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WatchGuard Recognized as a Leader in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management Leading UTM vendors simplify deployment of new features and emphasize business needs

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in business security solutions, today announced that it has been named a "Leader" in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM).*

According to the report, "The Leaders quadrant contains vendors at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that's designed for ease of use." This recognition follows a recent independent performance test from Miercom that confirmed WatchGuard's UTM offering (XTM 850) is nearly 3.5 times faster than competitive solutions, when all standard UTM features are enabled.

"We've never been more excited about the market opportunity Unified Threat Management presents to our customers, our company and our investors, and are honored to again be positioned in the leaders quadrant," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy at WatchGuard. "WatchGuard is focused on delivering a best-of-breed experience to our customers. This report recognizes the emphasis we continually place on ensuring customer success."

The report also notes that vendors in the leaders quadrant "also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and a product that's intuitive to manage and administer." Gartner notes that the UTM industry continues to grow; fueled by refreshes of first-generation technologies and SMB growth in emerging markets.

WatchGuard's family of UTM security appliances offers best-of-breed security tools combined with industry-leading performance. Additionally, with flexible and centralized management tools and web UI, businesses of all sizes can quickly and easily deploy WatchGuard appliances and monitor their networks.

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management" by Greg Young and Jeremy D'Hoinne, July 19, 2013

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-of-Breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of firewalls provides Smart Security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart Unified Threat Management performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter @WatchGuardTech on Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company page.

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

Contacts:
Kerry Desberg
WatchGuard Technologies
(206) 613-3760
Kerry.Desberg@watchguard.com

Eric Berto
Voxus PR
253-444-6417
eberto@voxuspr.com

SOURCE WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.



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