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Remote Working
How zero trust and SD-WANs can support productive remote working
The way people connect with applications and data has changed, users are remotely accessing resources that could be stored anywhere from a corporate data center to the cloud.
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Cybersecurity
Vector Capital to be majority shareholder of WatchGuard
WatchGuard Technologies has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vector Capital to make a large new equity investment in the business.
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WatchGuard Technologies names top performing A/NZ channel partners
Sydney-headquartered Greenlight ITC won Partner of the Year Award while Christchurch-based Manux Solutions won New Zealand Partner of the Year. 
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Malware
Network attacks at highest point in the last three years
The latest quarterly WatchGuard Threat Lab report shows network attacks at the highest point over the past three years.
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Malware
Endpoints & encrypted connections top malware vectors - WatchGuard report
WatchGuard also reports that more than half of all malware is now delivered via encrypted connections.
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Microsoft
Cybersecurity 2022: Mobile malware, passwordless authentication fails, and hackers in space
"Though we commend Microsoft for making this bold move, we believe all single-factor authentication mechanisms are the wrong choice and repeat password mistakes of old."
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WatchGuard hires new channel and distie manager for A/NZ region
Based in Sydney, Liao will be responsible for driving all aspects of WatchGuard’s Australian and New Zealand channel business, including managing distributors and channel, and overseeing campaigns.
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Cybersecurity
WatchGuard Cloud enhances security platform with new endpoint security modules
"WatchGuard continues to deliver on its vision of our Unified Security Platform that enables MSPs to offer a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade security services to protect businesses of all sizes."
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Wi-fi
WatchGuard introduces WIFI management into cloud portfolio
The addition of Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud provides cross-platform integration and centralised management, simplifying how partners purchase, deploy and manage products and services.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard Technologies is a cybersecurity company specialising in endpoint security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence.
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WatchGuard brings new unified threat management appliances to SMEs
Designed for small and midsize businesses, the firewalls deliver increased security and faster performance when compared to previous mid-range Firebox appliances, and have the processing power to handle encrypted and HTTPS traffic.
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Malware
90% of malware arriving over encrypted connections, Microsoft threats persist in popularity
New research has found 91.5% of malware arrived over HTTPS-encrypted connections.
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Ransomware
Security vendors weigh in as fallout of Kaseya cyber attack continues
"This attack is especially dangerous because Kaseya is used by many Managed Service Providers that many businesses trust to handle their IT functions."
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Malware
Traditional solutions fail to secure organisations against today's malware
"Traditional anti-malware solutions alone are simply insufficient for today's threat environment. Every organisation needs a layered, proactive security strategy that involves machine learning and behavioural analysis."
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Endpoint Protection
WatchGuard brings greater endpoint security into WatchGuard Cloud
According to the company, this integration is the latest example of WatchGuard’s continued commitment to and investment in MSP enablement with WatchGuard Cloud enhancements.
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Endpoint Protection
WatchGuard uncovers top cyber threat trends of Q4 2020
“The rise in sophisticated, evasive threat tactics last quarter and throughout 2020 showcases how vital it is to implement layered, end-to-end security protections."
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Business growth
WatchGuard names new regional director for A/NZ
Anthony Daniel says, "I look forward to continuing to drive our business strategy, grow our channel and to supporting business growth Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific islands."
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WatchGuard rolls out updates to bring greater security to MSPs
"WatchGuard Cloud’s continued evolution is lowering the barrier to entry for MSPs to add security to their portfolios and solidifying it as the management platform of choice for the security channel.”
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Malware
WatchGuard report tracks rise of network attacks in Q3
WatchGuard’s Q3 2020 Internet Security Report has called to attention the rise in attacks on corporate networks, even as many organisations shifted to remote work.
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Firewall
WatchGuard releases two new firewall appliances
New Firebox M Series appliances provide flexible security for organisations managing the increased shift to remote workforces.
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Cybersecurity
Remote working to accelerate cyber attacks - WatchGuard
"During 2021, attackers will seek out vulnerabilities in home networks with the objective of infecting connected corporate devices."
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Firewall
Bluechip Infotech to distribute WatchGuard’s Firewall-aaS
It comes with a zero commitment option where the firewall appliance can be returned at any time.
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LogRhythm
IT vendors respond to Federal Government budget
CrowdStrike, WatchGuard, Zscaler and LogRhythm are amongst several IT vendors responding to the Australian Federal Government's budget announcements.
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Partner Programme
WatchGuard expands partner ecosystem, enables partners to grow security services footprint
Combining WatchGuard's Total Security Suite and Passport bundle allows partners to provide complete security from network to endpoint for their customers.