WatchGuard Receives Industry Recognition in First Quarter from CRN, SC Magazine and Info Security Product Guide

Product Reviews and Industry Awards Show Dedication to Innovation, Leadership in Network Security

Mar 28, 2013, 09:00 ET from WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

SEATTLE, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today announced that it received multiple awards and top ratings from industry sources in the first quarter of 2013, honoring excellence in the company's partner program and in its products. The company was recognized with awards from CRN, SC Magazine, and Info Security Product Guide, and achieved a five-star review of its XTM product from SC Magazine.

The recognition from industry sources follows several significant new product announcements made by the company in the first quarter. These include the launch of two new Wireless Access Points, seven new XTM models, and updated features designed to provide customers with increased functionality while maintaining a high level of manageability.

"Our goal is to support companies of all sizes in implementing and maintaining the strongest security possible in the smartest way," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. "This kind of recognition from a diverse group of third-party sources helps validate WatchGuard as a best-in-class security provider across the board.

The most recent WatchGuard awards include:

  • CRN 2013 Partner Program Guide recognizes and rates partner programs of vendors who provide products to the IT Channel. WatchGuard received the 5-Star Partner Program rating for the third consecutive year, which recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who provide the best products or services in their channel programs.
  • Info Security Products Guide's 2013 Global Excellence Awards honors security and IT vendors providing advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in the area of security and other technologies. The WatchGuard XTM 5 Series was named a Silver Winner in the Security Products and Solutions for Medium Enterprises category. This is the fourth consecutive year that WatchGuard has been recognized in the Global Excellence Awards.
  • SC Magazine (UK) Awards is an annual recognition to honor security professionals and vendors that deliver innovative security services and technologies.  WatchGuard's XTM 5 Series was announced as a finalist on the 2013 shortlist in the Best SME Security Solution category. Winners in each category will be announced at a formal ceremony on April 23, 2013 in London.

Recent product reviews include:

  • SC Magazine - UTM Review tested WatchGuard's XTM 830 product and awarded it a five-star 'Recommended' rating. SC Magazine summarized the product as "an excellent enterprise-grade perimeter defense against viruses, spam and other unwelcome traffic – and includes a number of other features all in one easy-to-administer device."

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class 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 Smart 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 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

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Jeremy Bartram
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
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