WatchGuard Technologies today announced its new next-generation firewall and unified threat management appliances engineered for SMBs and distributed enterprises.
The WatchGuard Firebox M400 and M500 appliances, based on Intel Pentium and Celeron processors, outperform rival solutions, with up to a 61 percent increase in overall performance and up to a 149 percent increase in HTTPS inspection.
"The demands facing mid-size and distributed enterprise networks are the same as those faced by large enterprise networks just a few years ago," said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy and product management for WatchGuard Technologies. "With the growth in encrypted traffic, combined with Internet traffic increasing at 21 percent and connection speeds climbing at 42 percent, businesses are demanding firewalls that can keep pace. Our customers do not want to be forced to choose between protecting their networks and ensuring their end-users have the performance needed to do their jobs and with our new Firebox solutions, they don't have to."
The M400 and M500 models feature new WatchGuard Fireware software, as well as the flexibility of two small form-factor pluggable ports.