Additionally, the company was
crowned as the leading UTM shipment growth leader for Western Europe, where
WatchGuard led the region with 196.4 percent growth.

“WatchGuard’s investments in R&D, engineering and customer services
have paid off, resulting in multiple product introductions, security
innovations and network management breakthroughs,” said Eric Aarrestad,
vice president, marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. “As evidenced by our
industry leading growth, WatchGuard excelled in its ability to execute and
deliver formidable products, superior channel programs, as well as execute
in new geographies and vertical industries, such as retail, healthcare and

According to the IDC Vendor Profile, “WatchGuard: Changing of the
Guard” (July, 2008), WatchGuard is the number one, worldwide industry
leader for UTM shipment growth in 2007. The company blew past other leading
UTM vendors, recording an extraordinary 190.2 percent growth rate. In
Western Europe, WatchGuard did even better. There it achieved 196.4 percent
growth, far outpacing all other vendors.

For over a decade, WatchGuard has provided reliable, easy-to-manage
firewall and VPN appliances to hundreds of thousands of businesses
worldwide. Today, WatchGuard’s Firebox(R) X family of integrated security
solutions leads the industry with comprehensive, multi-layered network
security that protects against the latest forms of viruses, worms, spyware,
malware, e-mail spam, bots, denial of service attacks, and much more. By
utilizing a multi-layered approach and WatchGuard’s unique application
proxy technology, WatchGuard solutions defend commercial networks at all
layers, including application layers to provide high security for today’s
Web-based business applications.

Aarrestad concludes, “Ultimately, having satisfied customers is what
propelled WatchGuard to be the number one UTM growth leader. By giving
customers extensive security protection, greater choices, in-depth
management and control, along with flexible ownership options, WatchGuard
customers benefit with an unequalled integrated security solution that
grows in tandem with their business.”