WatchGuard Firebox M290

Security provider WatchGuard Technologies has launched its new Firebox M290, M390, M590, and M690 unified threat management appliances.

According to Supervisor, these new firewalls are aimed at small and medium businesses and offer increased security, faster performance, expandable ports, integration with WatchGuard Cloud and the ability to handle encrypted and HTTPS traffic.

WatchGuard Cloud integration means that it is possible to deploy, manage, and create policies for these new Fireboxes from WatchGuard Cloud, a feature of particular interest to service providers.

The M290, M390, M590 and M690 It also integrates with other WatchGuard family of products, including AuthPoint multi-factor authentication, WatchGuard Wi-Fi access points, and ThreatSync endpoint network telemetry.

The M590 and M690 can be optionally equipped with Power over Ethernet ports to simplify the installation of peripherals such as Wi-Fi access points, IP phones and security cameras.

Both models also include redundant power supplies to maximize uptime.

“As the threat landscape evolves, performance and flexibility are both critical for organizations looking to secure their network. Our recent Q2 2021 Internet Security Report found that over 91% of malicious networks attacking networks are encrypted, ”said Corey Nachreiner, CSO WatchGuard.

“It is therefore essential for small and medium-sized businesses, or the partners that serve them, to have security solutions capable of handling encrypted traffic without negatively impacting overall performance. Our new mid-range M-Series appliances deliver this capability and provide tools to simplify the deployment and ongoing management of these solutions as part of our unified WatchGuard security platform. “

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