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.
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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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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Assessing the Security Capabilities of Top Wi-fi Solutions
According to new research from Miercom, a leading, independent product test center, WatchGuard’s cloud-managed secure Wi-Fi solution is the only product on the market capable of automatically detecting and preventing every type of Wi-Fi security threat. These findings came from a new independent security assessment that examined four top Wi-Fi products for their ability to effectively prevent the six major Wi-Fi security threats: rogue access points, rogue clients, neighboring APs, ad-hoc networks, evil twin APs (those with spoofed SSIDs), and misconfigured APs. This is the first Miercom assessment to analyze Wi-Fi products from a security perspective, illuminating significant issues with the built-in security of many wireless APs.
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WiFi doesn’t give you a competitive advantage, it offers you a chance to compete. With benefits ranging from increased productivity to improved customer satisfaction, implementing a wireless network for your employees and guests has become the table stakes of doing business, but implementing the wrong technology puts your corporate data, customer privacy, and reputation at risk.
Continue reading “Wi-Fi is Easy. Secure Wi-Fi is the Challenge.”
New WatchGuard Firebox M270 Processes Traffic up to 82% Faster than Competitors
Independent testing from Miercom confirms that WatchGuard’s new Firebox M270 is the industry’s fastest entry-level rack-mounted appliance when running all security services.
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