WatchGuard previews network security appliance

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WatchGuard has previewed its network security appliance for enterprise networks.

WatchGuard has previewed its network security appliance for enterprise networks.


The WatchGuard XTM 1050 Network Security Appliance has been designed for enterprise campuses, data centres and other high-performance network environments. It has a 10Gbps firewall and 2Gbps IPSec throughput with dual quad-core Intel processors and advanced crypto-acceleration hardware.


It also including two new security features: HTTPS inspection and VoIP security, the HTTPS means that packets are virtually invisible to inspection while network address translation, port obfuscation, and SIP and H.323 proxies ensure that it is secure over VoIP communications.


It integrates 12 line-speed, high density Gigabit Ethernet ports with the option to upgrade four ports to fibre. Adding to this multi-port design, it includes active-active multi-WAN load balancing to achieve high availability (HA), and the ability to cluster two WatchGuard XTM 1050 appliances as a single, logical unit, thus achieving nearly 2X throughput.


As well, the XTM 1050 includes WAN and VPN failover with dynamic routing and traffic shaping capabilities to provide maximum network performance and redundancy for the most demanding environments.


Eric Aarrestad, vice president of marketing at WatchGuard Technologies, said: “Network threats are evolving and becoming more sophisticated, which has a deleterious effect on businesses and consumers. The XTM 1050 embodies our vision of bringing extensible protection and networking in one high-performance, easy to manage and easy to own appliance.”

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