WatchGuard Introduces Mid-Range Firewalls

Anna Wolfe
Senior Editor, Restaurants

WatchGuard Technologies introduces its new Firebox M290, M390M590, and M690 unified threat management appliances. An affordable yet highly capable solution for small and midsize businesses, these new firewalls deliver increased security with the processing power to handle encrypted and HTTPS traffic. In addition, new expandable ports and integration with WatchGuard Cloud enable these firewalls to offer the flexibility needed to accommodate changing networking and security needs for customers and service provider partners. 

According to WatchGuard's Q2 2021 Internet Security Reportmore than 91% of malware attacking networks is encrypted.

It’s essential for small and midsized organizations, or the partners servicing them, to have security solutions capable of processing encrypted traffic without negatively impacting overall performance. 

It’s easy to deploy, manage and create policies for these new Fireboxes from WatchGuard Cloud. Service providers can share configurations across multiple appliances and clients via templates and deploy appliances remotely from the Cloud. A cohesive 30-day view of log data, fast log search and automated reporting greatly increases visibility. In addition, the new Firebox appliances integrate seamlessly with other solutions across the WatchGuard portfolio – including AuthPoint multi-factor authentication, WatchGuard Wi-Fi Access Points, and ThreatSync endpoint-network telemetry – to greatly simplify traditionally complex security management.

The new Firebox M290, M390, M590, and M690 appliances offer several enhancements and benefits including:

·       Faster and more powerful. Each appliance has been designed to optimize HTTPS content inspection throughput, which is essential to detect today’s malware

·       Flexible and future-proof. The ability to add module expansion bays and available expansion modules allows for customized port configuration to meet current needs while ensuring the flexibility to adapt as the network evolves. 

·       Easy to deploy and manage.  Simply power up the appliance and connect it to the Internet. The rest can be taken care of remotely from any location.

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