SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference -- WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in multi-function security appliances, today announced that Cyber Defense Magazine, one of the industry's leading electronic information security magazines and media partner at this year's RSA® Conference, has named the Firebox® M500 2015's Most Innovative Firewall and Virtual Private Network Appliance. In addition, WatchGuard Dimension™, the company's security visibility solution, was selected as the Cutting Edge Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Solution for 2015. These awards, which are reviewed and judged by leading independent information security experts, identify the most relevant technologies that help advance information security.
"We're thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace and that's why WatchGuard has earned these awards from Cyber Defense Magazine. Some of the best Infosec defenses come from these kinds of forward thinking players who think outside of the box," said Pierluigi Paganini, editor-in-chief at Cyber Defense Magazine.
"The 'Snowden effect' has fueled an explosive growth in the use of HTTPS and because of that, it's estimated that more than half of all attacks will be targeted at encrypted traffic in just a few years – and most firewalls bog down trying to inspect those HTTPS streams," said Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy and research for WatchGuard. "That's why the Firebox M500's ability to inspect encrypted traffic 149 percent faster than competitors is so critical, and why we couldn't be more excited to have Cyber Defense Magazine recognize the value this firewall brings to the end user in protecting against the HTTPS vulnerability."
Nachreiner also called out Cyber Defense Magazine's nod to WatchGuard Dimension. "Visibility is security – if you can't see it, you can't stop it. Our built-in visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension, instantly distills oceans of data into the thimbleful that really matters. It's a major reason customers worldwide have been switching to WatchGuard."
This award continues to advance WatchGuard's position as one of the industry's most recognized security companies. Over the last 12 months, the company has been named Company of the Year by Network Computing, named to JMP Securities' Fast 50, and received ongoing recognition from Computing Security, CRN, Gartner, NSS Labs, PC Magazine, and more. Click here for a list of recent awards and recognition.
For more information on the Firebox M500, click here. Details on Dimension can be found here.
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About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function 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. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.