WatchGuard introduces multifunction security appliance series

WatchGuard Technologies has launched the multifunction security appliance series WatchGuard XTM 8.

According to WatchGuard, the XTM 8 Series achieves a faster-than-line-speed 1.2Gbps throughput, delivers 5Gbps firewall throughput and includes stateful packet inspection, deep packet inspection and WatchGuard's proprietary proxy technology.

It includes application-level security for SIP and H.323 protocols that conceal business VoIP systems and simultaneously harden them to repel directory harvesting attacks, input validation hacks (buffer overflows), and other VoIP threats.

It also provides application inspection and port and protocol identification to ensure application traffic is valid and safe.  Additionally, the WatchGuard HTTPS inspection works in tandem with IM and P2P application blocking, which foils even those bots that use encryption to evade detection.

Eric Aarrestad, vice president of marketing at WatchGuard Technologies, said: “Now more than ever businesses look to multifunction security appliances to keep their networks, applications and data safe. The WatchGuard XTM 8 Series provides an unmatched combination of high-performance, high-security, flexibility and scalability for today's business needs.”

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