WatchGuard is awarded Recommended Rating from NSS labs for Next Generation Firewall Appliances

The WatchGuard XTM 1525 Firewall blocked 97.8 percent of all attacks tested and proved effective against all evasion techniques tested. A leader in multi-function firewalls, WatchGuard announced its...

The WatchGuard XTM 1525 Firewall blocked 97.8 percent of all attacks tested and proved effective against all evasion techniques tested.

A leader in multi-function firewalls, WatchGuard announced its XTM 1525 NG Firewall has succeeded in a comparative analysis by NSS Labs placing it as one of the top-rated Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW). The XTM 1525, designed for enterprise businesses, delivers a leading combination of security effectiveness and value based on security effectiveless and cost per protected Mbps.

“Understanding the real-world performance and security effectiveness of next generation firewalls is vital for organizations that are looking to invest in these technologies to protect their business,” said Vikram Phatak, chief executive officer at NSS Labs. “The WatchGuard 1525 maintained consistent evasion and protection capability throughout the testing process.”

“Our team is dedicated to continuing to deliver world class network security solutions and the NSS Labs results highlight how effective our platform is at blocking attacks with one of the industry’s most powerful combinations of cost and performance,” said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate strategy and product management at WatchGuard Technologies. “This kind of third party validation is critical to our customers in instilling confidence they are choosing market leading solutions.”

The report mentions that the XTM 1525 blocked 96.7% of attacks against server appliances and blocked 98.7% of attacks against client applications. Providing a total overall percentage of 97.8. The NGFW proved effective against 100% of all evasion techniques tested and passed all the stability and reliability tests.

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The WatchGuard device successfully passed the NSS Application Control tests as confirmed by NSS. “Our testing found that the WatchGuard Technologies XTM 1525 v11.8 correctly enforced complex outbound and inbound policies consisting of multiple rules, objects and applications. NSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correct application and took the appropriate action based upon the policy.”

About the XTM 1500 Series

The XTM 1500 series delivers up to 25 Gbps firewall throughput and 10 Gbps VPN throughput. Much like all of WatchGuard’s Next Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, the 1500 series includes WatchGuard Dimension, an award winning security visibility tool that helps instantly isolate and distill key network security threats.

For more information on the 1500 series and WatchGuard NGFW’s – click here.

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