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WatchGuard Rolls Out Enhanced XCS 280 And XCS 580 Security Appliances

Provides SMBs with a centralized management dashboard

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today announced the availability of its enhanced Extensible Content Security (XCS) solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The XCS 280 and XCS 580 models offer improved value for customers. The XCS 580 and XCS 280 provide the same trusted content protection with performance improvements up to 50% at a more affordable price point than prior models.

Available to customers now, the XCS 280 and XCS 580 provides SMBs with a centralized management dashboard, making it easier for customers to manage security options and create reports. In addition, customers have instant access to WatchGuard LiveSecurity Plus, which provides 24/7 web or phone-based support services.

WatchGuard XCS 280 and 580 appliances have been optimized for ease-of-use for SMB customers who may not have a dedicated IT security team. The Data Loss Prevention Wizard, ReputationAuthority and Web Security subscriptions all make it easier for customers with limited IT resources to deploy and maintain an enterprise-class content security solution at an affordable price point.

"With increased security threats targeting small and medium-sized business, it is essential for business owners to keep their important and sensitive information safe," said Roger Klorese, WatchGuard's Director of Product Management. "The WatchGuard XCS solution provides the web and email content security, management and reporting features that SMBs need to maintain the highest level of security and defend against attacks."

WatchGuard offers five XCS models to provide organizations of all sizes with a suite of content security functionality, including email security, web security and data loss prevention. These solutions provide the most effective defense from email and web-based threats, including spam, viruses, malware, URL filtering, blended threats, spyware and network attacks, and block 98% of threats and spam at the network perimeter.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that solve real world security problems. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of threat management devices provides network, application and data protection, with unparalleled levels of manageability, usability, and visibility. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

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