From the Security Experts

March 02, 2012

WatchGuard Unveils WatchGuard XTM 25 and XTM 26

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Not too long ago, unified threat management (UTM) was confined to provide traditional firewall/VPN products. But now, as network threats evolve, companies that provide UTM services also have changed. Signifying this change, WatchGuard Technologies, a company that provides business security solutions, has offered two new products, WatchGuard XTM 25 and XTM 26 for UTM services.

According to WatchGuard, these two new products raise the bar of network security with their abilities for HTTPS inspection and VoIP support. These products also provide other security features such as identity-based firewalling, integrated VPN, application control, cloud-based protection and so on, the company stated in a press release.

“Small businesses need more from their firewall,” said Tim Helming, director of Product Management at WatchGuard Technologies. “The new WatchGuard XTM 25 and 26 UTM appliances give small businesses enterprise-class protection and advanced business productivity features that are typically seen in appliances that cost thousands of dollars more. Many small businesses face the same challenges as large organizations, how to keep data, applications and their network safe. With WatchGuard, it doesn't matter if your business has 10 or 10,000 employees.”

These products also provide other standard services such as integrated management, monitoring, and logging capabilities. These capabilities channelize deployment and maintenance of network, the company has stated. WatchGuard provides all these facilities in its XTM security and offers an improved UTM solution, the company has staed.

Recently, the company announced that it is expanding its virtualization offerings to soon include its line of extensible content security (XCS) appliances. Designed for VMware virtualized environments, the new WatchGuard XCSv series of appliances provide unparalleled web content, data loss prevention (DLP), email and messaging security.

Because multiple instances of XCSv can run on a single vSphere hypervisor, the WatchGuard virtual appliance is ideal for managed security services providers (MSSPs), hosting providers, and larger IT organizations.

Edited by Jennifer Russell