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WatchGuard Named Reader Trust Finalist in 2008 SC Magazine Awards Program
Dec 13, 2007 (08:12 AM EST)

SEATTLE, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard(R) Technologies, a global provider of network security solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist in SC Magazine Awards program for outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security. The WatchGuard Firebox(R) X Core e-Series was named in the Reader Trust Award "Best Integrated Security Solution" category, as well as in the "Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution" category, and the WatchGuard Firebox X Edge e-Series was named in the Reader Trust Award "Best Wireless Security Solution" category.

The WatchGuard Firebox X Core and Edge network security appliances were among more than 600 entries submitted in more than 30 categories. Finalists of the SC Magazine Awards program are determined through voting conducted by the publication's readers. Readers vote for what they view as the solution that is most effective at helping them to address the problems for which it was designed.

"Finalists in this year's SC Magazine awards, including WatchGuard Technologies, represent a cross section of the security industry's best in class," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Our readers recognize that these companies are making today's businesses more secure."

The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"Having been selected by the readers of SC Magazine as finalists for best Integrated Security, best IDP solution and best wireless security is a powerful testament to real-world customer experiences," said Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard. "It is an honor for WatchGuard to be recognized as having best in class security solutions by those who live and breathe network security, and we are proud to be recognized in these multiple categories."

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Since 1996, WatchGuard(R) Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard Firebox(R) X family of wired and wireless threat management appliances provide extensible network security, in-depth analysis, and unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity(R) Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit .

WatchGuard, Firebox, and LiveSecurity are registered trademarks of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Contacts: Chris McKie Abbie Kendall WatchGuard Technologies Tabor Communications 206-613-3760 503-816-1067

CONTACT: Chris McKie of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., +1-206-613-3760,; or Abbie Kendall of Tabor Communications,+1-503-816-1067, , for WatchGuardTechnologies, Inc.

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