Included is real-time monitoring, secure logging and more than 65 report templates that give businesses insight as to what is going in and out of their network and by whom.
Technologies, a provider of business security solutions, today unveiled its
latest small-business firewall, the XTM 33. Ideal for midmarket businesses with
five to 30 users, the XTM 33 appliance provides enhanced network protection in
an all-in-one, small form factor security appliance.
include defense-in-depth protection, such as identity-based firewalling, plus
WatchGuard's proxy technology. The XTM 33 is available now from authorized
WatchGuard channel partners. List pricing for the XTM 33 begins at $890, and a
wireless version is available starting at $990.
it is used to create secure virtual private network (VPN) tunnels for the Apple
iPad, iPhone and other iOS-based devices, or to enable secure remote
connectivity for mobile employees, the XTM 33 helps simplify setting up a VPN.
The appliance also features firewall functionality via Application Control.
This allows businesses to utilize Web 2.0 apps while keeping employees focused
go after small businesses because they tend to have either outdated security
systems or consumer-grade endpoint protection, which makes them easy targets,"
said Tim Helming, director of product management at WatchGuard. "For this
reason, WatchGuard developed the XTM 33 to have enterprise-class security, but
in a form factor and at a price that works for any small business. It truly is
a no-compromise, ultimate firewall that is optimized for today's threat
upgraded intrusion prevention, spam blocking and gateway antivirus
capabilities, the XTM 33 is designed to keep malware, spyware, viruses, worms
and hackers out of small-business networks. The XTM 33 also leverages
WatchGuard's Reputation Enabled Defense service, which is a cloud-based IP and
URL reputation solution that stops threats in the cloud before they ever hit
the network edge.
included is real-time monitoring, secure logging and more than 65 report
templates that give businesses insight into what is going in and out of their
network and by whom. "For the price point, the XTM 33 offers unbeatable value,
performance and functionality. It embodies expert security for the
non-security expert," Helming said.
December, the company announced its top security predictions for 2012, including
a major breach of a top cloud provider, the rise of advanced malware attacks
through virtual systems and mobile applications, and an increased reliance on
virtualization, which will reawaken a need for virtual security.
said it suspects that malware will increasingly leverage geolocation to
customize attacks, thus increasing its money-making potential. A simple
technique already in use is to forward victims in specific locales to targeted
fraud sites that work best in that region. The company anticipates hackers will
find even more malicious ways to exploit geolocation in malware next year.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.