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WatchGuard Launches Quarantine Management Server



New Product Enhances E-mail and Content Security Platform from WatchGuard

Sydney, 16 April 2010 - WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today announced the launch of WatchGuard Quarantine Management Server (QMS). This bolsters the WatchGuard family of extensible content security (XCS) offerings to give businesses additional protection against spam, phishing and malware-laden messages.

Ideal for MSSPs, mid-size and enterprise organisations, WatchGuard QMS is an automated, intelligent and easy-to-use e-mail quarantine solution that allows businesses to direct unwanted e-mail or exceptionally large messages to a local quarantine server for further processing. By providing a highly secure holding area for e-mail, the WatchGuard QMS gives administrators flexible control and unmatched threat protection.

"Because e-mail is a critical business operation, it also tends to be the first entry point for viruses, hackers and malware," said Scott Robertson, Regional Director Australia and New Zealand, WatchGuard Technologies. "Because of this, WatchGuard is now offering a quarantine management server to complement our award-winning XCS messaging and content security appliances. Having both WatchGuard QMS and XCS solutions in place, businesses gain unparalleled control over their messages and unbeatable protection against malicious e-mails."

With WatchGuard QMS, organisations can reduce the load and storage requirements placed on existing e-mail security gateways, which results in higher throughput for e-mail processing, reduced administration costs and streamlined reporting. WatchGuard QMS can store and manage spam messages for up to 180,000 users, as well as store quarantined messages for 30 days or more. This helps to ensure legitimate individual messages are never lost while keeping storage, processing and bandwidth requirements on e-mail security gateways, internal mail systems and networks to a minimum.

Pricing and Availability
WatchGuard QMS is available in two models, the WatchGuard QMS 500 and WatchGuard QMS 1000. The WatchGuard QMS 500 supports up to 90,000 users; the QMS 1000 supports up to 180,000 users. The WatchGuard QMS 500 is priced at AUD$6,100 excluding GST and the QMS 1000 is priced at AUD$16,650 excluding GST.  Both include a one year WatchGuard LiveSecurity subscription and are available now from WatchGuard resellers. For more information, please visit www.watchguard.com

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 www.watchguard.com.