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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)WatchGuard Technologies
Company size (employees)500 to 999
Type of solutionService

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

o WatchGuard APT Blocker provides protection against unknown or advanced malware attacks designed to evade traditional signature-based defenses.

o APT Blocker offers complete visibility into the advanced threats attempting to attack both networks and endpoints, including the protocols used, threat IDs, sender source, and the specific types of malicious activities that would have happened if APT Blocker did not take action.

o As a security service enabled by WatchGuard’s UTM appliances, APT Blocker deploys in seconds and offers an intuitive user interface for analysis and management. IT pros can easily deploy and manage this service to remote locations from the head office.

Brief Overview

WatchGuard APT Blocker protects businesses from advanced malware threats that traditional signature-based antivirus (AV) software will often miss. Since modern malware is often disguised by updated code, many attacks can slip past these older signature-focused solutions, which are simply monitoring for recognizable patterns. APT Blocker can defend against these threats, and against zero-day attacks for which no signature exists.

WatchGuard APT Blocker’s true benefit is that it focuses on behavior analysis, rather than signatures, to determine if a file is malicious. It identifies and submits suspicious files to a cloud-based next-generation sandbox; a virtual environment where code is analyzed, emulated, and executed to determine its threat potential – all in less than two minutes. APT Blocker’s full system emulation simulates physical hardware including CPU and memory to provide comprehensive protection against known and unknown malware. Users can rest assured that APT Blocker can handle a wide range of documents, including Adobe PDF, RTF, Microsoft Office and all Windows and Android executable files.

APT Blocker’s key differentiators are its behavior-based approach, fast and intuitive deployment, easy usability, and powerful visibility and reporting tools. APT Blocker deploys in seconds as part of WatchGuard’s UTM security suite. Users can allow, drop, block, or quarantine by severity level, as well as enable customized notifications for when APT Blocker detects a threat, all from a single user interface. APT Blocker integrates with the company’s visibility tool, WatchGuard DimensionTM to provide an instant, unified analysis of advanced threats. It also integrates with WatchGuard’s Threat Detection and Response Host Sensors to conduct controlled endpoint threat analysis and stop unknown and elusive off-network attacks.

WatchGuard APT Blocker is a powerful, easy-to-use service that puts a stop to advanced persistent threats that evade traditional signature-based defense.