WatchGuard Technologies Named 'Best Next Gen Firewall Vendor'

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Strong channel commitment in the Middle East Region drives award recognition

SEATTLE – December 10, 2013WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, was recognized as the 'Best Next Gen Firewall Vendor' during the Reseller Middle East Hot 50 Awards, which took place on December 4th, at the Al Masa Ballroom at the H Hotel, in Dubai.

Reseller Middle East's Hot 50 honours channel players that have taken a leadership role and worked successfully to create value for their customers, and profit for themselves and their partners. The awards are organized by Reseller Middle East Magazine, a leading monthly publication for the IT channel community that aims to recognize individuals and companies that have been influential in the Middle East's IT channel over the past year. The award honored WatchGuard's commitment to supporting the channel and facilitating the success of its partners.

"We're heavily invested in the channel community throughout the Middle East and this award is further validation that we're delivering valuable solutions and services that empower our channel to succeed. We're excited about the relationships we've built and look forward to strengthening and expanding our relationships in 2014," said Philippe Ortodoro, vice president of EMEA sales at WatchGuard Technologies.

WatchGuard's Next Generation Firewalls provide customers with a platform for network traffic inspection and network security policy enforcement, with state-of-the-art security, manageability and compatibility. These solutions enable businesses to create, as well as administer, strong security and acceptable use policies, which results in increased employee productivity and less risk to customer data.

Key characteristics of WatchGuard's Next Generation Firewalls:

  • High performance security inspection that blocks attacks and unwanted traffic without hindering mission-critical Internet usage.
  • Best secure throughput in its class, with a very broad feature set and the best real-time visibility tools.
  • Supports more than 1,800 applications, more than any other Next-Generation Firewall.

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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