WatchGuard launches new version of Firewall Operating System

WatchGuard Technologies has launched new version of its agile Firewall Operating System.
The new capabilities will control the amount of data employees can access, when can access and for how long can access.
Company officials say that Up to 80 percent of employee web time has nothing to do with work and cyberloafing or time crime is also responsible for draining organizational profits as much as network breaches does.
It is estimated that organizations lose as much as $4,500 per employee every year due to cyberloafing or time crime.
Hospitality and retail organizations can set parameters for guest access making sure that one guest does not affect the performance of the networks for others.
Fireware OS upgrade makes it easy to set time and data quotas.
Company said the new software also allows network administrators to set policies for websites using names not numbers, including a wildcard ability to conveniently cover multiple domains with one policy.
WatchGuard Fireware 11.10 is available for all WatchGuard XTM and Firebox network security appliances from April 2015.
“Our newest version of Fireware OS, 11.10, makes it easy for IT pros to find the right mix by setting time and data quotas to ensure employees are happy without compromising productivity,” said Brendan Patterson, director of product management for WatchGuard.
Fujitsu Fsas will add WatchGuard’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances to its managed service offering and will also distribute standalone versions of WatchGuard products in the near future.
In December last year, WatchGuard announced its Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances offer enhanced guest network access features to allow hospitality organizations to quickly and easily provide temporary user passwords to better secure guest Internet and Wi-Fi networks.
In November last year, WatchGuard and Fujistu joined hands.
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