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WatchGuard to launch new firewall

Dubai, October 19, 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, will launch its break-through firewall technology - WatchGuard Application Control – at the ongoing Gitex 2010 in Dubai.

With WatchGuard Application Control, businesses can gain granular control and threat protection from more than 2,000 applications, including popular applications like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, and Skype among others, a statement said.

By leveraging more than 2,300 unique application signatures, WatchGuard Application Control enables the firewall to identify and control more than 1,500 applications.

This provides businesses freedom to align business needs with IT and security policies, thereby gaining greater efficiencies and improved productivity. Administrators can also gain unprecedented visibility and control over applications traversing their networks, the statement said.

“The explosion of new applications entering business networks creates havoc for administrators who need to protect business assets while simultaneously need to support agile and efficient work environments,” said Mark Romano, director global fields and channel marketing at WatchGuard.

“With WatchGuard Application Control, businesses gain a better handle on reducing risks right down to individual employees and the myriad applications that those users bring into their network,” he added.

With WatchGuard Application Control, administrators can select which applications to control from 13 major categories such as mail, peer-to-peer , remote access terminals, databases, file transfer, VoIP , streaming media, network management and tunnel applications used to bypass firewalls.

WatchGuard Application Control will be available with the next WatchGuard XTM OS update, WatchGuard XTM 11.4.

Starting at Dh569 ($155) for a one-year subscription, WatchGuard Application Control will be available for all WatchGuard XTM series of multifunction firewall appliances, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service




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