9. WatchGuard Presence In UTM Market Declining, Says Hagerman
Sophos hopes to convince WatchGuard users into embracing its plan to create a highly integrated security platform in which endpoint and networking components communicate between each other. Hagerman dismissed WatchGuard's strategy of using other vendor security technology in its UTM appliances. Its approach where you try to take components from other vendors and then stitch them together has no real meaningful interaction between those components, Hagerman said. If you don't own any of the key IP, I think there is a question to how valuable and relevant that platform is for the future.