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Comguard and WatchGuard Technologies launch virtualisation with security

Comguard, a Dubai based value added distributor for IT security products has announced the launch of WatchGuard Technologies’ entire line of content and network security products as virtualised solutions in the Middle East region.

This new move gives customers and channel partners of Comguard an unparalleled offering of both hardware and virtual security solutions to best meet their business needs, the company said.

Mohammad Mobasseri, senior VP at Comguard, said, “We are excited to offer products and solutions that are specially created to exploit the virtual paradigm to its fullest which can actually improve on the capabilities, flexibility, and features of their physical incarnations.”

According to representatives, 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 defence, intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, web blocking traffic shaping, and more, they added.

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 organisations who wish to run separate logical firewalls on the same host system, it was reported.

In addition, 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, the company added.

“For small and midsized businesses the cloud is real, and WatchGuard is ready to protect it,” said Eric Aarrestad, VP of marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. “Hardware-based security is great and will be the mainstay for many businesses. However, there are many businesses now that are taking advantage of virtualisation. For them, WatchGuard will be in lock step to provide the best security offerings for virtual environments, too.”

Comguard is distributing WatchGuard XTMv and XCSv across the Middle East region including UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Egypt among others.


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