9 Unified Threat Management Security Appliances To Watch In 2013

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WatchGuard Multifunction Firewalls

Seattle-based WatchGuard also sells its products to the midmarket, but recently introduced an appliance for larger enterprises.

"WatchGuard follows a completely partner first model," said Frost & Sullivan's Rodriguez. "It allows them to deliver a little best-of-breed from one vendor together."

Its appliances can support from 240 Mbps to 20 Gbps of firewall throughput. The newly introduced XTM 8 Series supports the high firewall throughput and includes load balancing, dynamic routing, VLAN support and multi-WAN failover. The appliances support denial-of-service protection, intrusion prevention and VPN capabilities. Optional subscriptions are provided for application control, antispam, antivirus and URL filtering.


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