Seattle-based WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million of its integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide, to businesses that range from SMEs to large distributed enterprises. Recognizing an unmet need for a security solution that addresses the rapidly evolving threat landscape, WatchGuard architected its high-throughput, highly scalable, and flexible Fireware® operating system to form the backbone of its products.

Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) is a fully integrated security subscription for all WatchGuard appliances. It works in tandem with the application layer content inspection of the platform to provide real-time protection against network threats, including spyware, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows. IPS scans traffic on all major protocols, using continually updated signatures to detect and block all types of threats. And because IPS is integrated with WatchGuard security appliances, you have an easy-to-manage, cost-effective solution without additional hardware to purchase and maintain.

It’s never been easier to decide who, what, when, where, why and how applications are used on your network. Application Control makes it simple to create and enforce acceptable use policies at your company. With Application Control, you can selectively allow, block, or restrict access to applications based on a user’s department, job function, and time of day. Once you establish your policy, Application Control allows you to see in real-time what’s being accessed on your network and by whom. You can use this information to demonstrate compliance, evaluate employee needs, and refine acceptable use policies.

WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a uniquely comprehensive service for the WatchGuard platform that helps keep private data private. It prevents data breaches by scanning text and common file types to detect sensitive information attempting to exit the network. This subscription-based service is affordable, easy to configure, and integrated into WatchGuard’s award-winning family of network security solutions. If you require an enterprise level solution with a more robust feature set, take a look at our XCS Next-Generation Content Security Appliances which include powerful data loss prevention.

Advanced threats, including APTs (advanced persistent threats) and zero day malware, once plagued governments and large enterprises exclusively. Now the target has shifted, with mid-size and small businesses under increasing attack from polymorphic threats that are particularly difficult to detect and extremely dangerous. The service integrates with WatchGuard Dimension™, the big-data style visibility tool that is included with every WatchGuard solution. Dimension distills oceans of log data into actionable security intelligence, providing an instant, single view of advanced threats. You’ll see which files are blocked and why, along with other top trends, applications and threats covered by WatchGuard security technologies.