WatchGuard Earns Recommended Rating from NSS for High-Security Efficacy and Low Total Cost of Ownership

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For the third consecutive year, WatchGuard has achieved a “Recommended Rating” in the NSS Labs Next-Generation Firewall Group Test. In the new report for 2019, WatchGuard earned high-security effectiveness and low total cost of ownership and is one of the only two products to block 100% of evasions.

All WatchGuard Firebox appliances in the UTM and NGFW family run the same Fireware operating system and security services and thus benefit from the same efficacy, stability, performance and total cost of ownership strengths. Engineered for midsize and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive bandwidth rates, encryption traffic, video use, and connection speeds, WatchGuard delivers total protection and visibility that is easy-to-deploy and manage.

Download the complete report now to see why WatchGuard is rated with the highest combination of security efficacy and total cost of ownership.

New Release Fireware 12.5 Availability for Download

Fireware 12.5 – General Availability
We are pleased to announce that Fireware 12.5 and the corresponding WSM 12.5 software are now Generally Available (GA) for download from the WatchGuard software download center. The Release Notes provide full details on enhancements and resolved issues. With each new feature release, we also provide a What’s New presentation and webinar recording that provide a comprehensive explanation of the new capabilities. Here are some of the key highlights: 

  • Access Portal has been updated to provide reverse proxy support for internally hosted applications, including common Microsoft services like Outlook Web Access and Exchange. This capability provides VPN access without requiring a client, and a convenient single sign-on portal that can provide an additional layer of multi-factor authentication. 
  • The password override feature in web blocker is now integrated with Active Directory, allowing users to use their existing credentials when web pages are blocked. 
  • The Warn page in Web blocker is now customizable so admins can generate messages that are specific to their organization.

Does this release pertain to me?
Fireware 12.5 is available for all Firebox T and Firebox M appliances. The Access Portal service is only available on Firebox M appliances. 

Software Download Center
Firebox appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain the Fireware 12.5 update without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard software download center. 

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