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WatchGuard Buys DNS-Filtering Company Percipient Networks

Percipient's 'Strongarm' to become part of WatchGuard's SMB security services.

WatchGuard Technologies today announced that it has purchased SMB security vendor Percipient Networks, best known for its Domain Name System (DNS)-filtering service.

The acquisition expands WatchGuard's cloud-based security offerings for small- to midsized businesses, the company said. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

"Based on years of research and development, the Percipient Networks team has developed a simple, enterprise-grade solution. We are excited to add the Strongarm solution to our platform and to welcome the teams behind developing and launching it to WatchGuard's ecosystem of rapidly growing partners, customers, and employees," Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard, said in a statement.

Read more about the acquisition here

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