SEATTLE, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard®
Technologies, a leader in multi-function integrated security
appliances, today announced that its advanced malware and zero-day
threat protection solution, APT Blocker, has been named a recipient
of Frost & Sullivan's 2015 New Product Innovation Award. This
recognition is based on an extensive and independent analysis by
Frost & Sullivan of the worldwide small and midsize business
(SMB) market for advanced persistent threat (APT) protection
Leveraging technology from global breach detection provider
Lastline, WatchGuard's APT Blocker identifies and submits
suspicious files to the software-based Lastline Breach Detection
Platform, which detects malicious behavior with Full System
Emulation (FUSE™). FUSE is the most sophisticated method available
to detect APTs and zero-day malware, resulting in real-time threat
visibility and protection in minutes. The solution also integrates
with the company's award-winning visibility tool, WatchGuard
Dimension™, providing an instant, single view of advanced threats,
along with other top trends, applications and threats covered by
WatchGuard's security technologies.
"SMBs have the same need for security as their enterprise
brethren, but with additional requirements, including ease of use,
flexibility and appropriate pricing," said Frank Dickson, research director at Frost &
Sullivan. "We are pleased to recognize WatchGuard's APT Blocker,
applying Lastline network sandbox technology for the prevention of
advanced threats, while leveraging the usability benefits of
WatchGuard's UTM platforms to deliver a solution that is conducive
to the unique needs of SMBs."
APT Blocker comes pre-installed on all WatchGuard Unified Threat
Management (UTM) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) appliances
with a free 30-day trial. WatchGuard has extended its proprietary
proxy-based architecture to detect suspicious files and send them
for full-system emulation and analysis in the cloud. By adding an
additional layer to the deep-packet inspection engine, WatchGuard's
detection capabilities now extend from known threats into the
"As cyber attacks become more advanced and more evasive, it's
critical for companies large and small to adopt APT protection,"
said Corey Nachreiner, chief
technology officer at WatchGuard.
"It's incredible to have Frost & Sullivan validate
WatchGuard's best-of-breed protection and the value it brings to
SMBs. We're excited to continue our unbelievable cadence of
innovation and recognition in the network security industry."
This award continues to advance WatchGuard's position as one of
the industry's most recognized security companies. Over the past 12
months, WatchGuard was named Company of the Year by Network
Computing, named to JMP Securities' Fast 50, and received
ongoing recognition from Computing Security, CRN, Cyber Defense
Magazine, Gartner, NSS Labs, PC Magazine, and more.
Click here for a list of the awards and recognitions.
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated,
multi-function business security solutions that intelligently
combine industry standard hardware, best-of-breed security
features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides
easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of
thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard is headquartered in
Seattle, Wash., with offices
throughout North America,
Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit
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