Enhancements Combine Advanced Security with Unrivalled Ease of Use; Includes Easy to Install Data Loss and Spam Prevention Techniques

SEATTLE – June 20, 2011. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader of business security solutions, today released a new software update to its extensible content security (XCS) family of web and messaging security appliances. This software release allows businesses to take advantage of new, easy to use data loss prevention (DLP) features, superior content and policy controls for accelerating web traffic, and cutting-edge spam and phishing prevention technologies.

“Company email is the leading vector that criminals use in order to steal sensitive data,” said Roula Vrsic, XCS Product Manager at WatchGuard Technologies. “Not only is email the easiest way into the business network, but it is also the primary egress point for confidential data. Because of this, WatchGuard has improved its DLP capabilities so that sensitive data stays safe behind the corporate firewall.”

New XCS Software Features:

  • Two Minute DLP Wizard
  • Frequent Tasks Tool for Quick Access to Commonly-Used Configuration and Management Tools
  • Signature-Based Anti-Spam To Augment Knowledge-Based Learning System
  • Enhanced Attachment Controls
  • Granular DLP With Complex Rules and Nested Rules
  • Per-Rule Notifications For Increased Visibility Into Data Loss Violations
  • Message Tracking Enhancements for Simplified Audit and Compliance
  • Completely Re-Architected Web Proxy
  • FTP Scanning Expands Protection and Eliminates Security Gaps
  • Web Caching Increases Scanning Efficiency and Accelerates Web Usage
  • Enhanced Controls for Managing Uncategorized URLs, Including Ability to Bypass Scanning of Trusted, Uncategorized URLs
  • Simplified, Intelligent Multiple Software Updates Management Tool
  • Web Bandwidth Usage Visibility & Reporting

“Until recently, data loss prevention technology has been predominately relegated to enterprise organizations that have the staff or resources capable of managing the administrative complexities associated with DLP,” said Eric Ogren of the Ogren Group. “The new DLP features in this WatchGuard release focus on providing mainstream business environments with the badly needed benefits of enterprise-strength DLP in a simple to manage solution.”

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