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WatchGuard Intros Fireware XTM 11.7

WatchGuard Technologies has released Fireware XTM 11.7, a software update for its Extensible Threat Management (XTM) suite of network security products. As many businesses continue to struggle with bring your own device (BYOD) complexities, the 11.7 upgrade boasts an enhanced feature set that bolsters the XTM’s superior management capabilities while increasing Unified Threat Management (UTM) performance by up to 50 percent. The majority of XTM appliances are now able to access the update for no additional cost with WatchGuard’s Live Security subscription.

Among its list of features, Fireware XTM 11.7 provides an updated URL filtering database from best-in-class strategic partner, Websense. Other stand-out features include Android and iOS VPN applications, support for IPV6 and L2TP VPN. Policy grouping has also been added, which now allows administrators to create custom tags and filters for firewall policies to further simplify management and maintenance in larger environments.

 This update adds to a growing list of recent enhancement to WatchGuard’s XTM products, which also includes Rapid Deploy, a new cloud-based configuration utility that eliminates the need for IT security professionals to pre-configure devices or travel to the deployment site for installation. The new feature is designed to help security service providers speed up deployment while controlling costs and boosting profitability.

15-Jan-2013 05:50:12
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