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Has WatchGuard redefined the threat management market?

WatchGuard Technologies has announced a change for the unified threat management (UTM) market with the release of the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series network security appliances.

The business security solutions provider says the model gains substantive performance improvements compared to the previous XTM 5 series models.

Specifically, appliance packet filtering increased nearly 40%, gateway antivirus is 190% faster, intrusion prevention (IPS) is up 220%, and overall UTM performance is more than 150% improved.

“For midsize businesses, there is no faster, fully featured and easy to manage UTM appliance on the market today than the New XTM 5 Series,” says Pat Devlin, regional director, WatchGuard Technologies ANZ.

“Key security features including next-generation Application Control capabilities will give businesses an unparalleled solution to block the latest web threats, as well as the ability to improve employee productivity.”

Available in four new models: XTM 515, XTM 525, XTM 535 and the top-performance XTM 545, all posses basic firewall throughput starts at 2 Gbps for the XTM 515 and increases up to 3.5 Gbps for the XTM 545.

WatchGuard says UTM is ‘next generation’ because of security that is driven by awareness of application and user context, while businesses can now gain in-depth, granular control over Web 2.0 applications, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Pricing for the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series starts at NZ $2,836 excluding GST. For more information click here


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