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WatchGuard Earns Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification for Latest Multifunction Firewalls and Content Security Solutions



Latest WatchGuard XTM and XCS Products Certified for Demanding Enterprise and Government Environments

WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in business security solutions, today announced that it received Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification for its latest array of multifunction security appliances (WatchGuard XTM firewalls) and its extensible content, messaging and data loss prevention (WatchGuard XCS appliances) solutions.  For government and enterprise network security administrators, EAL4+ stands as a key certification around the world.

“Government and enterprise organisations must have complete trust in the performance and reliability of the gateway security products that they deploy, as they are constantly faced with advanced threats that could disrupt operations or breach highly confidential information,” said Scott Robertson, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, WatchGuard Technologies.   “Having EAL4 certification validates WatchGuard solutions and gives our partners and customers confidence in deploying unparalleled security solutions.”

Common Criteria evaluations involve rigorous analysis and testing to examine the security aspects of a product or system. Extensive testing involves comprehensive and formally repeatable process, confirming that the security product functions as claimed by the manufacturer.  Security weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities are specifically examined during an evaluation.

WatchGuard XTM and XCS Gateway Security Solutions

The XTM family of network security appliances is a new class of performance-driven solutions. Blazing fast throughput combines with advanced networking features to handle high-volume traffic securely at an affordable price.  The XTM solutions include a suite of flexible management tools <http://www.watchguard.com/products/management.asp>  that allow IT administrators to manage security through an intuitive centralised console, command line interface, and web UI.  There are 19 models to choose from to provide gateway security for small to mid-size businesses, from 50 users or fewer up to 4,000.  

WatchGuard XCS (Extensible Content Security) solutions, deliver the industry's most effective defense-in-depth solution for email security, web security <http://www.watchguard.com/products/xcs-subscriptions/web-security.asp>  and data loss prevention <http://www.watchguard.com/docs/datasheet/wg_data_loss_prevention.pdf>.  These easy-to-use, all-in-one solutions offer the most effective defense from email and web-based threats including spam, viruses, malware, URL filtering, blended threats, spyware and network attacks. Customers can choose from six different models to suit the unique messaging security requirements ranging from small business to the most demanding enterprise email and web networks.

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/.