WatchGuard Named as Most Influential Brand of 2013 in Survey of IT Operation and Maintenance Magazine Readers

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Small and medium businesses recognize WatchGuard's pricing, features and ease of use with award

SEATTLE – December 5, 2013WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, today announced that it has been named as the Most Influential Brand of 2013 by the Chinese publication IT Operation and Maintenance Magazine.

More than 20 different vendors were included on the survey, which covered information security vendors. WatchGuard's Unified Threat Management platform was the core driver for the award, in addition to WatchGuard's commitment to offering secure, reliable and scalable virtualized security products.

"Being recognized by the business community is a testament to our commitment to continuously offering leading solutions for emerging and persistent threats," said Scott Robertson, WatchGuard's APAC vice president of sales. "It's gratifying that China's network security professionals continually choose WatchGuard to secure their networks in one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world."

WatchGuard has had a presence since 2003 in China. Anchored by key customers such as China Telecom and the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, the company has increased its customer base by 150 percent over the last three years. The recognition from IT Operation and Maintenance Magazine's readers symbolizes the efforts that WatchGuard has made to provide security services that local companies rely on for efficient and safe information.

More information on WatchGuard's integrated security platforms can be found here.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart unified threat management performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

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