WatchGuard Expands Network Security Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Customers


SEATTLE – May 13, 2013.  WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader
in manageable business security solutions, announced it is expanding its
network security offerings for customers using Microsoft Hyper-V virtualised
environments. Virtualisation offers flexibility and cost savings for businesses
of all sizes, yet security concerns continue to prevent many IT professionals
from making the switch. WatchGuard, which recently became an official member of
the Microsoft Partner Network, has added Hyper-V support to its powerful XTMv
unified threat management (UTM) platform, and is planning to add support to its
XCSv content security solution in the third quarter of 2013, to help customers
feel confident and secure in their choice to use a virtualised computing

Ideal for public clouds through managed security services providers (MSSPs), as
well as private clouds managed by IT departments, WatchGuard’s XTMv and XCSv
appliances offer the tools and visibility of on premise network security
solutions to any type of virtualised environment. Hyper-V customers will have
access to comprehensive and multi-layered defense offered by WatchGuard,
including network, email, web and content security.

WatchGuard also provides the flexibility for customers to deploy on premise
hardware in combination with virtual appliances, while maintaining a single,
centralised management console.

According to a 2012 IDC study on virtualisation market share, Hyper-V accounts for
approximately 26 percent of virtualised environments, and is gaining momentum.
As more customers look to Microsoft for virtualisation solutions, WatchGuard
wants to ensure these customers have access to powerful, manageable security
tools that can grow along with the company.

“WatchGuard’s XTMv and XCSv products offer the same best-in-class security
our customers have come to know and expect of our physical appliance solutions
and extend their visibility protection into the virtualised environment,”
said Pat Devlin,  Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, WatchGuard. “We are proud to be a part of the
Microsoft Partner Network so we can support Hyper-V customers with WatchGuard’s
powerful, scalable and manageable security solutions.”

To learn more about WatchGuard’s security solutions for virtualised
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