WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud
WatchGuard looked to take on Fortinet and Cisco Meraki with a new WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud offering in October. The offering includes a new portfolio of cloud-ready access points, with a management platform, built-in wireless security, analytics and engagement tools. The technology also provides BYOD policy enforcement, accurate location tracking and flexible deployment options. It is aimed at small- and midsize-business customers or branch offices. WatchGuard CTO Corey Nachreiner said at the time that the wireless intrusion prevention system launch is an extension of the company's strategy to provide a "total security" platform. The offering can be sold through partners to customers who already have WatchGuard's UTM offering, or it can be sold as a stand-alone offering if clients are already using a competitive UTM solution or want to augment an existing Meraki or other cloud wireless offering.