WatchGuard Debuts XCS 280, XCS 580 Security Appliances
The XCS 280 and XCS 580 offer data loss prevention features and protection against spyware, network attacks and Web-based threats.Business security solutions specialist WatchGuard announced the launch of its latest editions of its enhanced Extensible Content Security solutions for small and midsize businesses, the XCS 280 and XCS 580 security appliances. The XCS 280 and 580 appliances offer email security to defend against inbound threats, and allow IT departments to create data loss prevention policies. In a few steps, the wizard guides policy creation from definition to corrective actions to take, and includes compliance dictionaries, task lists and drop-down action menus. Other features include WatchGuard’s XCS Queue Replication, which ensures that if a system should fail, or be taken offline, all messages are mirrored on another system and can be delivered without delay. The appliances also include a subscription to the company’s LiveSecurity Plus service, which users activate online when they register the product. LiveSecurity Plus delivers 24/7 technical support, hardware warranty, and software updates to keep code up to date. The company offers five XCS models to provide organizations of all sizes with a suite of content security functionality, including email security, Web security and data loss prevention. The appliances are designed to block 98 percent of threats and spam at the network perimeter by providing defense from email and Web-based threats, including spam, viruses, malware, URL filtering, blended threats, spyware and network attacks.
"With increased security threats targeting small and medium-sized business, it is essential for business owners to keep their important and sensitive information safe," WatchGuard’s director of product management Roger Klorese said in a statement. "The WatchGuard XCS solution provides the web and email content security, management and reporting features that small and medium-sized businesses need to maintain the highest level of security and defend against attacks."