WatchGuard Breaks Quarterly Billings, Profit and Units Shipped Records
In New Zealand, the company achieved 108 percent year on year calendar growth while in Australia it achieved 30 percent Q4 year-over-year performance. WatchGuard’s XTM 8 and 10 Series mid-market security solutions contributed 15 percent of the total Australian and New Zealand Q4 2011 revenue.
“The demand for multifunction, easy to use and affordable network security is at an all time high,” said Scott Robertson, Vice President Channels and Alliances – APAC, WatchGuard Technologies. “Although security breach headlines drive awareness, it is the demand for next-generation UTM features, such as WatchGuard’s Application Control, that really cause businesses to switch from their old networking firewalls to state of the art WatchGuard solutions.”
Several factors contributed to WatchGuard’s record global growth. First, WatchGuard notes solid performance from their core SMB market, as well as highly accelerated demand among mid-market and enterprise organisations. This trend continues to support the view that organisations are continually shifting to next-generation UTMs and less likely to deploy single purpose security appliances.
Second, WatchGuard notes a substantial increase of add-on services purchased along with WatchGuard XTM appliances. Since 2006, the attach rate of adding multiple security services on individual WatchGuard appliances continues to increase. This trend further supports the view that more businesses are consolidating security functions into one, easy-to-manage and lower total cost of ownership security appliance from WatchGuard.
Currently, WatchGuard offers seven add on security services for XTM appliances, including: Application Control, WebBlocker, Gateway Antivirus, Reputation Enabled Defense, spamBlocker, Intrusion Prevention and LiveSecurity. These services can be purchased as a bundle or individually to best meet customer needs.
Lastly, emerging markets in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East showed strong demand for WatchGuard’s next-generation security solutions. This corresponds with recent market growth trends that show businesses seek maximum value, performance and efficacy for their network security needs.
Robertson concludes, “Hallmarks of WatchGuard are product quality, security innovation and an unyielding commitment to our customers. As evidence of our strong execution and unwavering vision, 2011 rewrote the record books for WatchGuard, our channel partners and our customers worldwide, and we look forward to seeing this trend continue into 2012.”
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit http://www.watchguard.com/.
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