WatchGuard debuts new solutions

XCS 880 security appliance, WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN client, WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution now available

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WatchGuard debuts new solutions A new partnership between WatchGuard and NCP engineering simplifies IPsec VPN access for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X users.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 23, 2013

Business security solution provider WatchGuard Technologies, has introduced its WatchGuard XCS 880 hardware, designed to help enterprises can protect themselves against the growing challenges around email and other web-based threats. By joining forces with NCP engineering, WatchGuard integrates IPsec VPN client in its XTM, designed to make deployment simple. WatchGuard is also introducing its first Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution for Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform.

"Windows Azure is clearly a compelling solution for organisations that are looking to improve and extend availability of their IT services," said Roger Klorese, director of product management at WatchGuard. "We are pleased to work closely with Microsoft to bring the same level of comprehensive and best-in-class security that companies rely on for private networks to these growing cloud connections."

The XCS 880 is designed to protect against inbound threats such as virus, blended threats and network attacks, while helping control outbound information to prevent data loss. The XCS 880 is also designed to meet the demanding growing challenges around email and other web-based content security needs of large enterprises.

A new partnership between WatchGuard and NCP engineering is designed to simplify IPsec VPN access for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X users. NCP's best-of-breed remote access VPN technology is available in a new WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN client for the XTM family of unified threat management appliances. The solution reduces administrator setup and gives end users one-click VPN access.

WatchGuard's Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution for Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform allows the company to deliver unified threat management for the hybrid cloud.  All of WatchGuard's XTM security appliances now offer full support for VPN access to the Windows Azure Virtual Network service, allowing organisations to create secure VPN tunnels linking on-premise networks and cloud environments. 

The WatchGuard XCS 880 is available now for purchase and trade-up, and includes customisable reporting features to help IT with audit requests and compliance requirements.

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