WatchGuard announces new Firebox X Core and Peak security appliances

WatchGuard announced its new generation of Firebox X Core and Peak security appliances for mid-sized businesses with the major release of Fireware 9.0.

The new Fireware 9.0 software dramatically increases the functionality and performance of the Firebox X Core and Peak security appliances to give network administrators a new level of granular control and stability. This release also introduces new advanced integrated networking features including VPN failover, support for IKE 3rd party certificates, drag-and-drop VPN tunnel creation, policy-based routing, VLAN, QoS, multi-WAN failover, load balancing, and high availability with firewall rules. Both appliances offer complete UTM (unified threat management) solutions including anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, intrusion prevention and URL filtering.

Firebox X Core appliances are ideal for small and mid-sized enterprises with 50 to 750 users and are capable of 300+ Mbps of firewall throughput. Firebox X Peak appliances can support 500 to 2000 users with 2.0 Gbps of firewall throughput. Most Firebox X Core and Peak appliances can easily be upgraded to higher models in the product line by the simple application of a license key. This allows organisations to adapt and expand to meet the evolving needs. Every Core and Peak e-Series appliance is environmentally friendly, meeting European RoHS requirements.

WatchGuard Firebox X Core appliances with Fireware 9.0 start at $1459.00 (US MSRP) for the wired X550e model. Brand new reduced pricing for the UTM bundles for Core appliances start at $1999.00 (US MSRP).

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