WatchGuard XTM 5 Series network security appliances released

WatchGuard released WatchGuard XTM 5 Series network security appliances. Appliance packet filtering increased nearly 40 percent, gateway antivirus is 190 percent faster, IPS is up 220 percent, and overall UTM performance is more than 150 percent improved.

WatchGuard XTM 5 Series is available in four models: XTM 515, XTM 525, XTM 535 and the XTM 545. Basic firewall throughput starts at 2 Gbps for the XTM 515 and increases up to 3.5 Gbps for the XTM 545.

Throughput with the full security offered by enabling next-generation UTM services starts at 850Mbps for the XTM 515 and increases up to 1.23Gbps for the XTM 545.

IPS and Application Control features that are the bare essentials for next-generation security, customers step up to full next generation UTM with the option to add Gateway Anti-virus, WebBlocker, spamBlocker and Reputation Enabled Defense – WatchGuard’s context-aware, cloud-based security service – to best meet their business needs.

Also, the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series takes advantage of the ability to create secure VPN tunnels for iOS-based devices, as well as smartphones and tablets powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. This way, businesses can provide complete protection even for popular devices that employees bring into the office.

Pricing for the WatchGuard XTM 5 Series starts at $1,765.

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