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WatchGuard Receives Network Products Guide 2008 Product Innovation Award
May 15, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


SEATTLE, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard(R) Technologies, a global provider of network security solutions, today announced that Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and a world leading publication on technologies and solutions, named the WatchGuard Firebox(TM) X8500e UTM appliance a winner of the 2008 Product Innovation Award. This annually venerated award recognizes and honors vendors from all over the world with innovative and ground-breaking products that bring essential changes and that set the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

The WatchGuard Firebox X8500e offers small and mid-tier enterprise organizations high-performance and high-security in a unified threat management, integrated network security appliance. Offering true zero-day protection, application layer defense and up to two-gigabit-per-second firewall throughput, the WatchGuard Firebox X8500e delivers superior security for the most demanding network environments. To read more about this award-winning innovation, please visit: www.networkproductsguide.com/innovations/2008/WatchGuard_Technologies.html

"The goal of any product innovation must always remain a positive change, making or improving solutions better than before," says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "Innovative products, such as the WatchGuard Firebox X8500e, are bringing improvements to IT security that are changing the way businesses protect their most vital assets."

"Network Products Guide's recognition of the WatchGuard Firebox X8500e further validates our unified security solutions as being truly best in class," said Tim Helming, director of product management, WatchGuard Technologies. "Product innovation is key to our continued commitment to meeting our customers' needs and providing them with unmatched solutions."

About Network Products Guide Awards

Network Products Guide published from Silicon Valley is a leading provider of products, technologies and vendor related research and analysis. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including product innovations, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com .

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 unified threat management appliances and WatchGuard SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network security, 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 serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit http://www.watchguard.com/ .

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

Chris McKie WatchGuard Technologies 206-613-3760 chris.mckie@watchguard.com Jimme Peters 24/7 Consulting 503-289-5354 jimme@24-7consulting.com

CONTACT: Chris McKie of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., +1-206-613-3760, chris.mckie@watchguard.com; or Jimme Peters of 24-7 Consulting,+1-503-289-5354, , for WatchGuard Technologies,Inc.

Web site: http://www.watchguard.com/ http://www.networkproductsguide.com/