Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape Report Positions WatchGuard as UTM Vendor Champion and Bestows WatchGuard with their “Value Award”
In its analysis, Info-Tech Research Group evaluated ten competitors in the networking perimeter Unified Threat Management (UTM) market, including: Cisco, CheckPoint, Fortinet, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and others. Based on their analysis of product features, affordability, usability, architecture, and vendor viability, strategy, reach and channel, WatchGuard was deemed to be a Champion due to its “balance of strong product and vendor capabilities at a market-leading price point, [WatchGuard] leads with a UTM solution that can deliver benefits to any organization.”
“It is an honor to be recognized as both a UTM Vendor Champion and Value Award winner by Info-Tech Research Group,” said Eric Aarrestad, VP Marketing for WatchGuard Technologies. “WatchGuard’s UTM solutions were compared side-by-side with some of the industry’s most well known networking and security vendors, and without question, the analysis concluded that no other UTM vendor ranked higher than WatchGuard.”
Info-Tech Research Group set a high standard for its UTM Vendor Landscape analysis. At a minimum to qualify UTM Vendors had to pass a “table stake” threshold of firewall, VPN, anti-malware and intrusion prevention requirements. Additional advanced feature analysis included: identity-based control, data leakage protection (DLP), network access control, URL filtering, application control, Wi-Fi network control, WAN routing and optimization and encrypted data control.
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