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WatchGuard Technologies Named Champion, Wins Value and Trend Setter Award, in Info-Tech Research Group's 2014 Next Generation Firewall Vendor Landscape Report

Unprecedented affordability and reporting innovations, such as Dimension, separate WatchGuard from the pack

SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function firewalls, has been named a "Champion," and has been awarded the "Value" and "Trend Setter" awards for its XTM Series in Info-Tech Research Group's 2014 NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) Vendor Landscape Report. The report highlights WatchGuard's company and product strengths around features, usability, affordability, architecture, channel, reach, strategy and viability.

WatchGuard Technologies is Champion, Trendsetter and Value winner in clean sweep of InfoTech NGFW Vendor Landscape Report.

The report notes[i], "WatchGuard's XTM series offers the best bang-for-your-buck with an affordable price for a solid and scalable product. Its affordability is unprecedented in this evaluation. The XTM firewall can provide reports from different levels (executive dashboard, security dashboard, threat map, etc.), and each dashboard includes various components that are clickable to provide detailed event information in an attractive way – a differentiator amongst its competitors."

Download the Info-Tech report today: www.WatchGuard.com/InfoTech

"We continue to push the limits in security reporting, we continue to add best-of-breed technology to our platforms, and we continue to give customers incredible value with our solutions," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy and product management at WatchGuard. "It's great to see Info-Tech Research Group recognize our advanced features, value, and scalability."

For this Vendor Landscape, Info-Tech Research Group evaluated ten vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms, and that have a strong market presence and/or reputational presence among mid and large-sized enterprises. These companies included Barracuda, Check Point, Cisco, Dell (SonicWALL), Fortinet, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto, Sophos, and WatchGuard. Champions in the report receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry. The evaluation is split evenly between product and vendor criteria. For more information please download the report at www.WatchGuard.com/InfoTech.

About Info-Tech Research Group
Info-Tech Research Group is the world's fastest growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals. We produce unbiased and highly relevant IT research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations. For more information visit www.infotech.com.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, best-of-breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. 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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WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.  All other marks are property of their respective owners.

[i] Info-Tech Research Group, Vendor Landscape: Next Generation Firewall, July 2014

Contacts:
Kerry Desberg
WatchGuard Technologies
(206) 613-3760
Kerry.Desberg@watchguard.com

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Voxus PR 
253-444-5442
jhall@voxuspr.com

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