WatchGuard’s Firebox M440 Firewall Awarded Five Stars, Named ‘Pick of the Litter’ by SC Magazine in Latest SIEM/UTM Appliance Group Test
Power, functionality and great price drive top rating for the M440 and make it SC Magazine’s Recommended UTM Product
SEATTLE – May 13, 2015 — WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in multi-function firewalls, today announced the WatchGuard Firebox® M440 Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance has been named SC Magazine’s “Recommended UTM Product” following a recently published SIEM and UTM Product Group Test. WatchGuard not only received a 5-star rating, but was also identified as a “pick of the litter” from a list of tested vendors that included Check Point Software, Cyberoam, Dell SonicWALL, LogRhythm, McAfee, NetIQ, SolarWinds, and more.
SC Magazine called the Firebox M440 a true enterprise-grade UTM device with massive throughput and some of the best all-in-one capability in its class. The lab also praised WatchGuard for its simple set-up and great documentation, a well-designed user interface, and its ability to turn raw data into security intelligence with WatchGuard Dimension™. The M440 also achieved 1.6GbE throughput with all security features enabled making it a great bang for the buck, according to the review.
“Coming out of the gate, the momentum for the WatchGuard Firebox M440 has been unbelievably strong. It makes it drop-dead easy for IT pros to create segments, map the traffic, create custom policies based on what traffic is in each segment, and instantly see how it affects traffic,” said Brendan Patterson, director of product management for WatchGuard. “Having this award join others which have have called this firewall a ‘powerful beast,’ couldn’t be more exciting for our teams in validating the value we’re delivering to our end users to help them protect their networks.”
The Firebox M440 delivers the same strong security, high performance and flexible management tools that distinguish WatchGuard’s other UTM and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) solutions, but this model also delivers robust port density with 25 1 Gb Ethernet ports and two 10 Gb SFP+ (fiber) ports. This removes the need for complex configurations such as VLANs and instantly simplifying the critical process of applying traffic-appropriate policies across multiple network segments. It also includes Dimension, which provides the industry’s only real-time, single-pane-of-glass view of the effect each policy is having on that segment’s traffic.