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Watchguard Gets Virtual on Security



Releases WatchGuard Quarantine Management Server (QMS) Virtual Edition

WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today released a virtualised version of the WatchGuard Quarantine Management Server.  Used in conjunction with WatchGuard XCS content security appliances, the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition is an automated, intelligent and easy to use e-mail quarantine solution that allows electronic messages that contain unwanted content, such as spam, phishing attempts, viruses, malware or other messages to be directed and stored on a dedicated virtual quarantine appliance.  By having a secure holding area for suspect messages, administrators gain greater management and control over corporate e-mail, as well as an additional defense-in-depth layer of protection against e-mail vectored threats.

                “E-mail continues to be a significant threat vector for most businesses around the world, and management of quarantined messages is critical to balancing security with productivity” said Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard Technologies.  “By using the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition, customers can control their quarantined e-mail while further improving their network, data and application protection.  Because the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition is free, total cost of ownership is dramatically improved.”

WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition

                Capable of supporting both single and multiple domains for both internal and hosted deployment models, the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition is an ideal solution for mid-sized organisations, enterprises and service providers.  Built for scalability, it supports e-mail quarantine requirements for organisations with up to 180,000 users or 20 million messages. 

                By offloading spam quarantine resources to a separate system, the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition reduces load and storage requirements on their WatchGuard XCS content security or other e-mail security gateways, which results in stronger throughput, reduced administration and streamlined reporting.  With it, organisations can ensure that end users do not lose legitimate messages, while keeping storage, processing and bandwidth requirements to a minimum. 

With the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition, individuals can review, delete and manage spam while keeping such undesirable messages out of the network.  This further increases network security and allows for employees to better manage their individual messages.

WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition – Pricing & Availability

The WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition is available now free of charge to all customers who purchase any WatchGuard XCS appliance on or after 6 October 2010.  WatchGuard XCS customers with a valid LiveSecurity subscription may download the WatchGuard QMS Virtual Edition at: www.watchguard.com/sales/promotions/free-qmsv-with-xcs.asp.

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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