May 4, 2016

Essential Firewall Components

What comprises a Watchguard®  Solution?

Watchguard Advanced Persistent Threat Solutions

Be the Hunter. Not the Prey. 

Whether you want a Next-Generation Firewall or are ready for a full Unified Threat Management solution, whatever the threat environment, WatchGuard has you covered. With access to enterprise-class security technologies, industry-leading visibility and the best performance at any price point, WatchGuard puts you at the top of the network security food chain.

Always Watching

WatchGuard APT Blocker

WatchGuard APT Blocker, a subscription-based service for WatchGuard UTM network security solutions, adds another layer of UTM protection that goes beyond signature-based antivirus to detect and block advanced malware and zero day attacks. It sends Windows executable files, Microsoft Office, PDF files and Android APK to run in a cloud-based sandbox with full system emulation to look for malware characteristics, including multiple types of evasive behavior. APT Blocker is closely integrated with WatchGuard Dimension™, the big-data style visibility solution that comes standard on all WatchGuard UTM appliances, to provide logs, proactive alerts, and full visibility into why a file is detected as malware.

Application Control

Application Control is a subscription for WatchGuard®  appliances that enables policy-based monitoring, tracking, and blocking of over 1,800 Web 2.0 and business applications. This includes encrypted applications that are specifically designed to bypass ordinary security measures. Application Control relies on behavioral techniques and over 2,500 signatures to deliver enhanced security, bandwidth protection, and greater productivity. For maximum flexibility, IT administrators can establish acceptable use policies for users and groups by category, application, and application sub-function. It provides real-time and historical visibility into what’s being accessed on the network to demonstrate compliance, evaluate employee need, and re­fine acceptable use policies.

Gateway AntiVirus

Gateway AntiVirus is a fully integrated, signature-based security subscription for WatchGuard®  appliances that blocks spyware, viruses, trojans, and blended threats in real time. It scans all major protocols at the gateway to stop threats before they can gain access to your trusted resources and execute their dangerous payloads. Suspect email caught by the Gateway AV engine can be flagged to go into quarantine, and all actions are logged and available for easy reporting. With its optimized signature set, heuristic analysis, and broad file-handling capabilities, Gateway AntiVirus adds up to exceptionally effective, wide-ranging AV protection for your business network.

Intrusion Prevention Service

Intrusion Prevention Service is a fully integrated, signature-based security subscription for WatchGuard® appliances. All major traffic protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TCP, DNS, SMTP, and POP3 are scanned to block network, application, and protocol-based attacks. It’s simple to set up and manage, and all actions are logged for easy reporting. The blocked sites list ensures that once an IP address has been positively identified as the source of an attack, future attacks coming from that address are dynamically blocked to ensure protection and save valuable processing time. Continually updated database of over 15,000 signatures ensures timely, far-reaching coverage.

Reputation Enabled Defense

Reputation Enabled Defense is a cloud-based web security subscription for WatchGuard®  appliances that ensures a fast, secure web browsing experience. This unique gateway solution relies on the industry’s most comprehensive reputation scoring database, ­finding and blocking more malicious domains, IP addresses, and URLs than competing services. URLs with malicious content are rejected at the connection level to keep the network safe. Because URLs with good reputation scores can be passed along without further AV scanning, throughput performance is boosted. IT administrators have management flexibility and simplicity with a centralized console or web UI.

spamBlocker

spamBlocker is a fully integrated security subscription for WatchGuard® network security appliances. It’s the best in the industry at distinguishing legitimate communication from spam outbreaks in real time, blocking close to 100% of unwanted emails and the viruses they carry. Using industry-leading RPD® technology to monitor the Internet for distinct patterns in global email traffic, it stops spam regardless of the language, content, or format of the message – even image-based spam. Easy to deploy and continually, automatically updated, spamBlocker gives IT administrators the flexibility to decide how messages will be processed and what domains are allowed on trusted whitelists.

WebBlocker

WebBlocker is an integrated URL filtering subscription for WatchGuard® security appliances. It allows IT administrators to control HTTP and HTTPS access to objectionable material. It works with the appliance’s reporting function to give visibility into users’ web activities. WebBlocker helps to increase employee productivity, prevent legal liabilities, and protect against malicious attacks. It blocks up to 54 content-specific categories and can be applied to web access policies based on users, groups, and domains, making it very easy to configure and manage. WebBlocker is licensed per appliance instead of per user and requires no additional hardware purchase, making it a cost-effective solution.

Why Buy Watchguard

Why do we do it this way? Because proprietary approaches create hardware and software dependencies. We don’t like them and neither do our customers. So we spent three years perfecting our Fireware® operating system to run full versions of the industry’s leading scanning engines on an industry-standard platform for maximum flexibility. And maximum cost effectiveness: our customers get the industry’s best performance at every price point.

1. We See Threats More Clearly 

By integrating the best security technologies available into our proprietary platform, our engineers can focus on purpose-driven technology advances that solve real security problems. Like how to deliver data in a way that drives understanding and creates actionable intelligence.

2. Watch. Guard. Hunt. Repeat.

In internet security, seeing is knowing. If you can see it, you can deal with it, so visibility is protection. That’s WatchGuard Dimension™. Dimension is WatchGuard’s award-winning visibility tool that’s standard on every WatchGuard NGFW or UTM appliance. Dimension enables busy IT security managers to instantly visualize and isolate threats to network security.

3. Red Is Build for Speed

Other manufacturers might offer faster throughput for one single security technology but we engineered WatchGuard’s platform to deliver the fastest throughput when all of its powerful scanning engines are turned on. So turn them all on. You can’t afford not to.