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.
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
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.
For Sales or Support questions, you can find us online. If you need WatchGuard Technical Support, please feel free to contact support.
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What we learned or was forced to learn in South Africa was that power is not always a given and it can go off at any time. With power being unstable businesses had to look at alternatives to ensure their hard-earned data is protected when the lights go out. For this reason, more and more customer looked at systems that can be recovered in an instant with limited to no downtime.
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According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, a full third of cyber attacks involve phishing tactics. While there is evidence that employee education and phishing prevention solutions are effective in stopping basic phishing attempts, attackers have responded by making phishing emails more sophisticated and convincing. Examples include targeted spear phishing messages based on victim’s social media posts, phishing via text messages, sextortion, and creating fake login pages for legitimate web sites. Users are always the weakest link in security, and that’s why it’s more important than ever for organizations to train their employees to spot phishing attempts.
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The new Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1 release includes significant enhancements and bug fixes that are geared towards performance improvement. Also, this release addresses the issues reported by customers on the previous build v4.0 and includes the following enhancements:
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In today’s litigious environment just about every company needs to keep complete and accurate email records. Offering a solution to this dilemma, Cryoserver is the world’s leading resource for email archiving appliance and software. Cryoserver’s solution provides the necessary data for forensic and compliance needs for customers’ electronic records. Now the company is offering a its multi-tenant email archiving software.
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To handle large volumes of email creates new challenges. This with the complication of downtime can be a major pain and causes system failures. As luck will have it this problem was recognized and resolved by SpamTitan and the great minds who designed DNS (Domain name resolution).
Here is a way you can set up your inbound and outbound email to not only handle large volumes of mail but also protect yourself against system failure.
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SpamTitan email security customers, both new and existing, got a pleasant surprise earlier this week when leading cloud security vendor TitanHQ added both sandboxing and DMARC authentication to the SpamTitan product. These advanced threat protection layers were added as part of the SpamTitan product suite at no additional cost to customers.
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This year the team at the WatchGuard Threat Lab imagined a string of attacks that could lead to a cybersecurity apocalypse. Our security predictions for 2019 span from likely to audacious, but in all cases there’s hope for preventing them with layered security defenses that meet them head-on!
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The market for multi-factor authentication (MFA) technologies has been growing steadily as businesses and customers realize the weaknesses of relying on passwords alone. This technology used to be too expensive and burdensome to deploy to be cost-effective for mid-market businesses and the solution providers that serve them, but new cloud-managed MFA solutions are changing that dynamic. WatchGuard Director of Product Management Himanshu Verma recently wrote a guest article for Channel Vision Magazine explaining why cloud-based MFA is well-positioned to both meet customer security needs and present VARs and MSSPs with an opportunity for easy, scalable and profitable sales.
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