New top-of-the-range Firebox M4600 and M5600 provide security, speed and flexibility for distributed enterprises
24 February 2016 – WatchGuard® Technologies has announced the release of its highest performing Firebox® M4600 and M5600 Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. WatchGuard’s M4600/M5600 firewalls offer flexible port modularity and redundant power supplies, making them a perfect fit for organisations with large and often distributed environments that require fast speed, flexibility and reliability.
High performance and functionality combined with affordability make these new appliances ideal for hub-and-spoke infrastructures. Typically deployed at the corporate headquarters, they serve as the hub appliance, responsible for managing and securing all communications with remote business sites and employees.
“Organisations need high performance UTM security solutions with fast speeds to quickly scale and operate seamlessly across their networks,” said Brendan Patterson, director of Product Management at WatchGuard. “They shouldn’t have to sacrifice performance for security – anywhere in their network. Our Fireboxes consolidate critical network and security functions into a single, centrally managed UTM platform that is easy to set up, deploy and manage.”
The Firebox M4600/M5600 appliances provide greater port density options that enable IT professionals to add additional network modules with more fibre or copper ports. Each appliance has two available slots for expansion modules and options for 4x10Gb fibre, 8x1Gb copper, or 8x1Gb fibre. Network modularity empowers IT pros to customise the port configuration to meet their needs, while ensuring the flexibility to adapt the firewall as their network evolves.
“With the new WatchGuard Firebox M4600 and M5600 appliances, we can offer our customers enterprise-grade network security and the ability to maintain visibility across their entire network using the fastest, highest performing UTM solution on the market,” said Dave Ashton, sales manager at WatchGuard UK partner Sec-1. “Companies are increasingly distributed with more remote offices and employees on the move or home workers. The WatchGuard firewalls deliver the protection, performance and flexibility needed to meet all these demands in a single appliance.”
Standard with all WatchGuard appliances is access to Dimension, the company’s award-winning, actionable threat intelligence platform. Dimension aggregates data from all WatchGuard appliances across a customer’s network and translates that data into visually rich and actionable information. With Dimension, customers can easily see not only what is going on in their network but proactively take steps, faster than ever before, to update their security policies immediately, right from the reporting dashboards, to stop malicious sites, applications and users.