Unified Threat Management (UTM) Security Modules

The security platform provided with WatchGuard Firewalls provides you with best in class features that together with the firewall are excellent value, fast and available on every device. The WatchGuards (Unlike many others) are designed to be at their best with all UTM security functions turned on. You don’t need to decide between protection and performance.

Below you can find information on the benefits of each licence and download a datasheet. All licences are best value within one of the Security Bundles.

  • Total Security, which includes every unified threat management feature and support, including APT Blocker, Data Loss Prevention and Dimension Command.
  • Basic Security, which includes Application Control, WebBlocker, SpamBlocker, Gateway Antivirus(AV), Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS), Reputation Enabled Defense (RED) and Dimension.
  • Standard Support. Support includes hardware warranty, software updates and 5 technical calls a year to WatchGuard support.

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WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response (TDR)

Threat Detection and Response (TDR) correlates network and endpoint security events with threat intelligence to detect, prioritize and enable immediate action to stop malware attacks.

  • Cloud based service
  • Network and endpoint event correlation
  • Enterprise-grade threat intelligence
  • Extend visibility to the endpoint
  • Advanced ransomware prevention


Data Sheet

WatchGuard Webblocker and URL Filtering

WebBlocker is a URL and web content filtering service provided by Forcepoint for WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management platform.  It allows IT administrators to control access to unacceptable or risky material.

  • Configure over 130 web categories to stop sites / tools you want to block
  • Cloud hosted URL database
  • Detects & prevents botnets
  • 20 security categories which can block wide range of threats
  • Local administrator override
  • Full graphical reporting – web access, usage, time of day
  • Customisable open access policies.
  • Cost-effective solution

WatchGuard Spamblocker

SpamBlocker, provided by Cyren, is fully integrated into WatchGuard’s UTM platform.  It’s an industry leading product, blocking close to 100% of unwanted emails and email threats.  It allows IT administrators to decide how messages will be processes and what domains can be whitelisted.

  • Patented RPD technology in the Cloud
  • Upto 4 billion messages reviewed per day
  • An additional layer of AV defence
  • Spam blocked regardless of language, format or content
  • Flexible Administrator controls
  • Full featured spam quarantine
  • Minimal bandwidth requirments

WatchGuard Network Discovery

It is almost impossible to secure your network if you don’t have visibility.  Network Discovery generates a visual map of every node on your network so that you can see what’s connected, what’s running, what ports are open and what protocols are being used.

  • Allows you to map out the network behind the firewall, including IP address, MAC address and any device.
  • Unfamiliar devices immediately identified as not having a name
  • Available on new WatchGuard T and M series fireboxes running on version 11.11
Data Sheet

WatchGuard Reputation Enabled Defense (RED)

RED ensures that you get a fast and secure web browsing experience by rejecting domains, IP addresses and URL’s scored as malicious. IT administrators have management flexibility.

  • A cloud based reputation service that aggregates data from multiple feeds including industry leading AV engines
  • Botnet command and control nodes detected
  • Traffic to URL’s with a bad reputation blocked immediately
  • Easily managed in one interface

WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention (IPS)

Intrusion Prevention is provided by Trend Micro and is fully integrated within the UTM platform for all appliances.  IPS scans all major traffic protocols to block protocol-based attack, network and application attacks, and it is simple to manage and all actions are logged. 

  • A continually updated database of over 15,000 signatures ensures wide coverage.
  • You can define when action is taken once potential malware identified
  • Wide range of signatures threats covered, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting, denial of service, buffer overflows & remote inclustions
  • Database is continually updated
  • Scans all protocols
  • Option to assign a threat level to each signature
  • IP addresses known as source of attack automatically blocked

WatchGuard Gateway AV

Gateway AntiVirus is a fully integrated signature-based service that blocks spyware, Trojans, viruses and blended threats in real time.  Suspect emails can be quarantined, and all actions are logged and easily reportable.

  • Scans all major protocols
  • Dynamic analysis to identify polymorphic viruses and dangerous code not captured by signatures
  • Multi-layered inspection of HTTP traffic
  • Decompresses compressed files for inspection
  • Can quarantine suspect emails

WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention

Data Loss Prevention is provided by Sophos and is a uniquely comprehensive service on the WatchGuard UTM platform that helps you to prevent sensitive data leaving the network.

  • Built in library of 200 + rules
  • All data in motion scanned against your rule set
  • Data parsed from more than 30 file types
  • PCI DSS compliant
  • Continually updated
Data Sheet

WatchGuard Application Control

Application Control allows you to decide who can do what, when.  Provided by Trend Micro and fully integrated into WatchGuards UTM it has great flexibility, allowing you to establish acceptable use policies by category, application and sub functions within applications.

  • Over 2500 signatures and behavioural  analysis
  • Real–time reporting
  • More than 1800 applications organised by category
  • Dynamic updates

WatchGuard APT Blocker

WatchGuard’s APT Blocker, provided by Lastline, adds another layer of protection within the UTM platform which blocks advanced malware and zero day attacks by assessing files in a cloud-based sandbox.  Using Dimension you will be able to see why a file was detected as malware.

  • Analysis a wide range of executables and documents, including office type files
  • Deployable in seconds
  • Delivers instant threat response with alerts
  • Average analysis time less than 2 minutes
Data Sheet

WatchGuard RapidDeploy

RapidDelpoy enables quick and simple deployment, especially useful for organisations with multiple remote locations or workers.  Devices can be sent out to remote locations, plug it in and the configuration is pulled down from the web. 

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