WatchGuard goes virtual with security
WatchGuard launched its entire line of content and network security products as virtualized solutions.
Four editions of XTMv are being launched to meet the needs of small, midsize and large-scale distributed environments. This includes, XTMv Small Office edition, Medium Office, Large Office and Datacenter. These virtual versions provide the same type of high security offered by WatchGuard XTM series hardware appliances, including Application Control, Reputation Enabled Defense, intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, web blocking traffic shaping, and more.
Because multiple instances of XTMv can run on a single vSphere hypervisor, the WatchGuard virtual appliance is ideal for managed security services providers (MSSPs), hosting providers, and larger IT organizations who wish to run separate logical firewalls on the same host system.
Furthermore, because the WatchGuard XTMv series can manage traffic passing within the virtual infrastructure, and even across internal networks between virtual machines in the same cluster or on the same server, XTMv is well suited to implement security policies between applications, user communities or tenants.
Even in small offices with a single server running consolidated workloads, an instance of XTMv can be run on the same server to protect the full server consolidation environment.
Like the XTMv offerings, four editions of XCSv are now available, which includes XCSv Small Office edition, Medium Office, Large Office and Large Office XC. These virtual versions provide the same level of web content, DLP, email and messaging security offered by WatchGuard XCS hardware appliances, including advanced anti-spam and malware protection, zero-hour threat outbreak response and easy to use management and reporting features.
Because the WatchGuard XCSv series can be deployed adjacent to messaging and web servers within the virtual infrastructure, and even across internal networks between virtual machines in the same cluster or on the same server, XCSv is well suited to implement web and messaging security policies between domains, applications, user communities or tenants. Even in small offices with a single server running consolidated workloads, an instance of XCSv can be run on the same server to provide web, DLP, email and messaging security.
Both WatchGuard XTMv and XCSv will be supported on VMware vSphere versions 4.1 and 5.0. Pricing on XTMv and XCSv editions vary depending on edition size. The XTMv Small Office edition starts at $750; the XCSv Small Office edition starts at $325 and both respectively increase depending on edition sizes and security services and bundles. Both XTMv and XCSv solutions are available this month from authorized WatchGuard channel partners.