- Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): WatchGuard Technologies
- Website: http://www.watchguard.com
- Company size (employees): 500 to 999
- Country: United States
- Type of solution: Hybrid
- Approximate number of users worldwide: As a privately held company, WatchGuard cannot provide specific details of current market share for any of our products. Since our founding in 1996, over one million WatchGuard security appliances have been deployed worldwide.
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o The M470’s hardware is tailor-made to inspect encrypted traffic faster than any other UTM appliance in its class, even with all security services enabled. This means enterprises can protect their network from the growing numbers of threats and attacks without sacrificing network performance.
o The M470 is the most flexible UTM in its class and allows users to easily add network modules to increase the number of copper and fiber ports, and support 10G fiber.
o With a complete set of security services – including Application Control, APT Blocker, Data Loss Prevention, Gateway AntiVirus, IPS, Network Discovery, Reputation Enabled Defense and more – the M470 offers complete and cost-effective UTM protection for enterprise customers.
The Firebox M470 is a rack-mount Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance that is specifically engineered for enterprise customers that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive growth in bandwidth rates, encrypted traffic, video use, and connection speeds. With an operating system built on the latest generation of processors from Intel, the M470 has all the power enterprise customer’s need to run their security scanning engines in parallel, without causing a performance bottleneck.
The M470 was introduced this year, with major hardware improvements that enable the appliance to better handle the rapid proliferation of encrypted web traffic, and offer more flexibility with added copper and fiber ports. Users can now easily add network modules to increase the number of copper or fiber ports available to support the growing use of 10G fiber in enterprise data centers. The M470 also enables users to inspect encrypted traffic with industry-leading performance while all the security services are enabled. That means Application Control, APT Blocker, Data Loss Prevention, Gateway AntiVirus, IPS, Network Discovery, Reputation Enabled Defense, SpamBlocker, Threat Detection and Response and WebBlocker can all run simultaneously and the M470 still delivers 3.1 Gbps throughput
According to a 2016 Ponemon study, 41 percent of attacks in 2016 used encryption to either disguise their entry into the network or hide their connection to a Command and Control server. NSS Labs, Inc. forecasts that as adoption rates continue to climb, 75 percent of web traffic will be encrypted by 2019. Network defenses that can’t adequately process and inspect encrypted traffic leave employees, customers and partners vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The Firebox M470 offers a dramatic improvement in throughput and the industry’s top security services to ensure enterprise customers don’t have to choose between performance and security.