With the release of the Gartner report for 2012, it shows that WatchGuard is still providing strong security and ease of use. Gartner notes that WatchGuard still has the highest rate of multiple features available in the market. This includes Firewall, Intrusion Prevention Service, Gateway AntiVirus, Application Control, WebBloker, spamBlocker, Reputation Enabled Defense and LiveSecurity. WatchGuard products are highly reliable with solid support locally and internationally. Thus leading WatchGuard to move and advance more than anyone else into the Magic Quadrant of the Gartner UTM Report.
WatchGuard’s Extensible Threat Management (XTM) Network Security Appliances caters for any size company from small to enterprise. The extensive reports include on the box & per user reports to name a few. WatchGuard integrates with LDAP and Active Directory, allowing rules to be setup per user, group or per job description. Due to this functionality you can do transparent Active Directory authentication (single sign-on) that reports on users and activities.
Included with WatchGuard’s XTM appliances is the WatchGuard System Manager (WSM). The system manager is an easy to use centralized console that provides interactive real-time logging and monitoring for network system status, which includes drag-and-drop VPN creations, and the most rich historical reporting available. The logging and reporting on the WatchGuard XTM device includes web-based configurable report portal, & enables you to export reports to HTML and PDF. Advanced OS Networking features gives you the freedom to do policy-based routing, multi-WAN failover and high availability (active/passive & active/active) for clustering.
WatchGuard continues its leadership position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant due to the Company’s most secure service on a UTM.