WatchGuard Technologies announced it has hired Simon Yeo as the company’s new senior vice president of operations. In this role, Yeo will oversee WatchGuard’s information technology systems and infrastructure, security, and cloud operations. A tech industry veteran with more than three decades of experience, Yeo’s professional expertise spans the areas of public and private cloud, data centers, network engineering, DevOps, business systems, security, and more.
WatchGuard Technologies announced four new endpoint security modules in WatchGuard Cloud including WatchGuard Patch Management, WatchGuard Full Encryption, WatchGuard Advanced Reporting Tool (ART), and WatchGuard Data Control. This integration further strengthens WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform™ and gives solution providers and customers centralized access to all WatchGuard endpoint solutions, with the ability to layer on additional security services such as network security, MFA, and secure Wi-Fi.
WatchGuard Technologies announced Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud, along with a new lineup of Wi-Fi 6-enabled access points (APs). The addition of Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud provides cross-platform integration and centralized management of all WatchGuard products, dramatically simplifying how partners purchase, deploy and manage WatchGuard’s products and services, while the new APs give customers enhanced connectivity, performance, and best-in-class security.
WatchGuard Technologies announced that it has closed the acquisition of the advanced endpoint protection provider, Panda Security. WatchGuard announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Panda in March 2020. Panda is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of WatchGuard, and the combined company will enable its current and future customers and partners to consolidate their fundamental security services for protection from network to endpoint under a single company.
WatchGuard Technologies announced the launch of Business Network Protect (BNP) Complete, an enterprise-grade security solution for small and midsized businesses built in partnership with Deutsche Telekom. With fast internet from Deutsche Telekom and industry-leading security services from WatchGuard, this all-in-one offering is designed to simplify the delivery of critical security for organizations.
WatchGuard Technologies announced version 12.3 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox Unified Security Platform™ appliances. Key to this update are added dynamic path selection capabilities that allow organizations to optimize WAN resources across complex, distributed networks while securing branch locations with a UTM platform focused on defense in depth. Businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can utilize this new SD-WAN functionality to seamlessly upgrade site-based security.
WatchGuard® Technologies launched its new Trusted Wireless Environment framework, a guiding resource businesses and solution providers can use to build Wi-Fi services that offer market-leading performance, scalable management and verified, comprehensive security capabilities. This new initiative seeks to upset the status quo in the wireless market, which has prioritized performance over security for far too long.
WatchGuard® Technologies announced the Firebox® M270 Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance. The M270 replaces the M200 as WatchGuard’s smallest rack-mounted Firebox. New Intel Atom processors with QuickAssist Technology (QAT) give the M270 significant performance, which enables it to run all the security services offered in WatchGuard’s Total Security Suite. This includes the new IntelligentAV AI-based antivirus service just released in Fireware® version 12.2, as well as DNSWatch and Access Portal, which were introduced in the last year.