WatchGuard Appoints Jeremy Butt as Vice President of EMEA Sales

SEATTLE–Sept. 5, 2001–WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:WGRD), a leader in Internet security solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeremy Butt to WatchGuard’s management team as Vice President of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Sales. “Jeremy brings a deep understanding of EMEA markets to WatchGuard, and we look forward to him complimenting our strong sales teams in those markets,” said Jim Cady, President and COO of WatchGuard. “His strong IT experience and demonstrated management skills are an excellent fit for the requirements of this growing market.”

“WatchGuard has a compelling product line with a leadership position in the Internet security market,” said Jeremy Butt, Vice President of EMEA Sales. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to deliver the benefits of this product line to the EMEA markets and the opportunity to help take WatchGuard to the next level of growth.” Jeremy brings extensive knowledge of the European IT market to WatchGuard with over 15 years experience in the IT industry. He was most recently Director Sales Operations for Cisco Systems EMEA. During his 4 years at Cisco, he drove the European distribution strategy and day-to-day business, taking overall responsibility for the reseller channel in addition to distribution partners and channel development. He has previously held management and sales management positions with Hayes Microcomputer Products and Mountain Network Solutions, based in Europe.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard (Nasdaq:WGRD) is a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Internet security solutions designed to protect enterprises that use the Internet for e-business and secure communications. The Company is a pioneer in the creation of the plug-and-play Internet security appliance, the Firebox, and server security software. The Company’s innovative LiveSecurity Service enables organizations and users to keep their security systems up-to-date, and its ServerLock and AppLock/Web software provides server content and application security to protect critical data and services against unauthorized or unintentional access or manipulation. For more information, please call 206/521-8340 or visit www.watchguard.com.

Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks described under “Factors Affecting Our Operating Results, Our Business, and Our Stock Price” in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, and in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings from time to time. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date of this release.

WatchGuard(R) and LiveSecurity(TM) are either a trademark or registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Firebox and ServerLock are trademarks of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.




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