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December 27, 2012 - Blocking 98% of email and Web-based threats and spam at network perimeter, XCS 280 and XCS 580 provide centralized dashboard that facilitates management of security options and creation of reports. Both models offer Data Loss Prevention Wizard, ReputationAuthority, and Web Security subscriptions, which aid in deployment and maintenance. In addition to data loss, appliances protect against spam, viruses, malware, URL filtering, blended threats, spyware, and network attacks.

WatchGuard Rolls Out Enhanced XCS 280 and XCS 580 Security Appliances

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WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
505 5th Ave S. Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104

Press release date: December 19, 2012

Latest Generation of Content Security Supports Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

SEATTLE -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today announced the availability of its enhanced Extensible Content Security (XCS) solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The XCS 280 and XCS 580 models offer improved value for customers. The XCS 580 and XCS 280 provide the same trusted content protection with performance improvements up to 50 percent at a more affordable price point than prior models.

Available to customers now, the XCS 280 and XCS 580 provides SMBs with a centralized management dashboard, making it easier for customers to manage security options and create reports. In addition, customers have instant access to WatchGuard LiveSecurity Plus, which provides 24/7 web or phone-based support services.

WatchGuard XCS 280 and 580 appliances have been optimized for ease-of-use for SMB customers who may not have a dedicated IT security team. The Data Loss Prevention Wizard, ReputationAuthority and Web Security subscriptions all make it easier for customers with limited IT resources to deploy and maintain an enterprise-class content security solution at an affordable price point.

"With increased security threats targeting small and medium-sized business, it is essential for business owners to keep their important and sensitive information safe," said Roger Klorese, WatchGuard's Director of Product Management. "The WatchGuard XCS solution provides the web and email content security, management and reporting features that SMBs need to maintain the highest level of security and defend against attacks."

WatchGuard offers five XCS models to provide organizations of all sizes with a suite of content security functionality, including email security, web security and data loss prevention. These solutions provide the most effective defense from email and web-based threats, including spam, viruses, malware, URL filtering, blended threats, spyware and network attacks, and block 98 percent of threats and spam at the network perimeter.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that solve real world security problems. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of threat management devices provides network, application and data protection, with unparalleled levels of manageability, usability, and visibility. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Lucas Westcoat    
WatchGuard Technologies    
(206) 613-3760

Jeremy Bartram    
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications    
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