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For the Fifth Consecutive Year WatchGuard has been named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management

It’s official; Gartner has released the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management[i].  We’re pleased to note that for the fifth consecutive year, WatchGuard has been named a “Leader.”

According to the authors, Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils and Greg Young, “Buyers should focus on performance when many security functions are enabled, and on the skill set of the associated channel partner.”

Here at WatchGuard we couldn’t agree more. Our family of UTM and NGFW security appliances run on Fireware®, a complete security platform designed to run full versions of the leading security engines in every category. It is built to take advantage of the latest processors and technology from Intel and Freescale, with no proprietary hardware required, making WatchGuard the highest performing[ii], all-in-one network security platform.

WatchGuard is also dedicated to the channel. In addition to the numerous channel awards (including a 5-Star Rating in CRN’s Partner Program Guide, and our Vice President of Sales being named one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs), WatchGuard recently launched WatchGuardONE, a new program that leverages a value-based model that places additional focus on reseller certification and training.

As our VP of sales, Alex Thurber stated, “Well-trained and well-educated resellers have happier customers and end-users, with safer networks. It’s that simple. Our new partner program gives the power to the reseller, allowing them to determine their level of commitment and role in WatchGuardONE. By focusing on value rather than volume, our partners can concentrate on quality and competency of solutions and deployment, rather than their margin.”

As a refresher, WatchGuard’s best-of-breed security tools include DLP, APT, Intrusion Prevention, Reputation Enabled Defense, spamBlocker, Gateway AntiVirus, WebBlocker, Application Control and Packet Filtering. WatchGuard Dimension, the award-winning visibility tool, also comes standard on every WatchGuard UTM, so you can visualize and isolate any threat from one intuitive console.

For complete product information and to learn more, visit here.


[i] Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management” by Greg Young and Jeremy D’Hoinne, August 7, 2014

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

[ii]Independent Miercom Testing, July 2013



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