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Channel partners
WatchGuard names top A/NZ channel partners of the year
Greenlight ITC, Bluechip Infotech and Quotient were amongst the big winners for WatchGuard Technologies Australian and New Zealand Partner of the Year Awards.
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Network Security
WatchGuard releases two new enterprise-grade APs
The AP225W for multi-dwelling unit deployment and the AP327X for harsh outdoor environments.
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Phishing
Phishers cash in on the COVID-19 pandemic - how to avoid being reeled in
As the crisis continues to play out, the onus is on the rest of us to remain on high alert, to ensure our systems and data aren’t infected with another kind of virus.
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Encryption
Surge in encrypted malware prompts warning about detection strategies
“If you are not decrypting and scanning your secure web connections, you are likely missing a large majority of malware,” the report states.
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Firewall
WatchGuard and Leader Systems launch pay-as-you-go firewall
The service, now generally available, lets customers and resellers choose their pricing model, from either up-front purchases or a pay-as-you-go model.
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Managed Services
Cybersecurity for remote workers will remain a key challenge for MSPs in 2020
Employees working remotely have long been seen as a potential weak link in the cybersecurity chain – and for organisations which have been compelled to adopt the practice en masse and in haste, the risk is heightened. 
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Firewall
WatchGuard releases firewall appliances for home and SMBs
The Firebox T Series appliances offer heightened HTTPS throughput, advanced security services, integrated SD-WAN, PoE and more.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is WatchGuard Technologies?
WatchGuard has more than 400 active partners in A/NZ alone, and hundreds more worldwide.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
WatchGuard completes acquisition of Panda Security
Executives say the immediate goal of the now-combined companies is to provide stakeholders access to a newly expanded portfolio of security solutions.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber alert: tackling the unseen risk that could sink your business in 2020
A successful cyber attack can have many implications for your business, including a price tag you may be unwilling or unable to pay.
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Malware
Evasive malware reaches record levels - WatchGuard report
Evasive malware accounted for two thirds of all detections – a massive jump from the 2019 average of 35%.
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Network Security
WatchGuard to acquire Panda Security
Once the integration is complete, customers and partners will have access to a security platform that bridges the network and user perimeter.
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Cybersecurity
Why protecting remote workers from cyber attack should be a top priority for your security team in 2020
As logging in from anywhere becomes the norm for more Australians, implementing cybersecurity strategies to support the remote working model has become an imperative for local organisations.
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Cybersecurity
WatchGuard recognised as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Network Firewalls
The Customers' Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals that have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using WatchGuard products. 
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Phishing
Five ways to ensure cyber-criminals don’t damage your business over Christmas break
The Christmas period creates a series of opportunities for threat actors to compromise business owners and steal credentials and data for illicit use, Watchguard finds.
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Malware
Equifax breach vulnerability surfaces as top network attack in Q3 2019
WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report also reveals significant increases in malware and network attacks, as zero day malware accounts for 50% of all detections.
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Network Security
WatchGuard launches new ruggedised Wi-Fi access point
The WatchGuard AP327X is a new IP67-rated Wi-Fi access point (AP) with four N-Type connectors to support a variety of external antennas.
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Network Security
WatchGuard inks distie agreement with Soft Solutions
Soft Solutions will distribute the company’s entire range of network security, W-Fi and multifactor authentication products.
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Network Security
WatchGuard releases new ruggedised network security appliance
The Firebox T35-R provides network security capabilities beyond traditional office settings and to industrial internet of things (IIoT).
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Network Security
WatchGuard releases cloud-based service to automatically block phishing attempts
DNSWatchGO aims to fill security gap beyond the network perimeter, as new research shows 64% of remote users have fallen victim to a cyber-attack.
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Malware
Malware hiding on popular content delivery networks - WatchGuard
Data also shows Kali Linux modules cracking malware top ten list and a dramatic year-over-year increase in overall malware volume.
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Multi-factor authentication / MFA
Time to include multi-factor authentication in your cybersecurity strategy - WatchGuard
Enterprises looking to reduce the risk of cyber-compromise or attack need to think about adding multi-factor authentication technology to their arsenal.
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Cybersecurity
WatchGuard updates ThreatSync platform for MSPs
“These new ThreatSync capabilities arm managed service providers with the tools they need to provide malware detection and response (MDR) services by detecting breaches in minutes and automatically mitigating advanced attacks for their customers."
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Cybersecurity
WatchGuard firewall takes top spot in NSS Labs tests
WatchGuard Technologies’ firewall product has achieved commendations from NSS Labs for the third year in a row.