WatchGuard Technologies has launched its new operating system WatchGuard Fireware XTM.

Offering the capabilities of its unified threat management (UTM) firewall appliances, it includes a host of new security features, networking capabilities and management functions, and adds full HTTPS inspection, VoIP security and IM and peer-to-peer (P2P) application blocking.

It also integrates new networking capabilities including clustering and load-balancing. Additionally, the new operating system extends management capabilities by adding role-based access control, centralised multi-box management and enhanced reporting functions.

Eric Aarrestad, vice president of marketing at WatchGuard Technologies, said: “WatchGuard's vision of extensible threat management means giving customers the ability to extend or add on to or augment their security foundation.”