WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in multi-function security appliances, today announced it was named Company of the Year at the 2015 Network Computing Awards. The company also received Best Hardware Product of the Year award honors for its new multi-function firewall, the Firebox® M440.
Based on readers' nominations and votes from Network Computing Magazine, these awards recognize industry-wide technology, tools, solutions, products and companies that are at the forefront of the evolving technology market.
The Firebox M440, a powerful Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance released in late 2014, is the first appliance truly rich in independent ports, removing the need for complex configurations. This makes it easy for administrators or security professionals to apply the right security policies to the correct network segment. It also includes WatchGuard Dimension, last year's Network Computing Award Product of the Year, which brings big data visibility to network security, without the associated cost or complexity.
"It's incredibly rewarding to be recognized for the team's work through 2014, during which we brought a continual stream of new solutions to the market including the Firebox T10 for remote offices, APT Blocker to fight advanced persistent threats, a major new Policy Map feature in Dimension, mid-size powerhouse appliances like the Firebox M500, and of course, the Firebox M440, which was also honored by Network Computing Magazine," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate and product strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. "All of these solutions are giving our customers visibility into their network and allowing them to secure their organizations against the overwhelming flood of new threats they face daily. We look forward to continuing that stream of innovation in 2015."