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WatchGuard Selected by CDW Corporation for Innovative Partner Program
May 27, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


SEATTLE, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard(R) Technologies, a global provider of network security solutions, today announced that CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, selected WatchGuard for its Sapphire Partner Program, a proactive approach to embracing breakout technologies and the companies that offer them.

"CDW is pleased to include WatchGuard in our Sapphire Partner program," said Matt Troka, CDW vice president of partner and product management. "The Sapphire Partner Program underscores CDW's commitment to work with market players that are shaping the technology landscape."

CDW designed the Sapphire Partner Program to increase customer access to industry players that represent emerging trends in the technology marketplace, allowing CDW to stay ahead of product life cycles and meet customer needs as innovative products and services reach maturity. Companies designated as CDW Sapphire Partners work closely with CDW account managers and technology specialists to provide information, advice and support for products and solutions of increasing interest to CDW customers.

"WatchGuard is excited to be teaming with CDW and participating in its Sapphire Partner Program, which provides our shared customers a new level of service to stay ahead of ever changing security trends," said Mark Romano, director of global field marketing, WatchGuard Technologies. "The Sapphire Partner Program underscores both CDW and WatchGuard's commitment to bring market-shaping security technologies directly to the hands of businesses today."

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

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

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