The company’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance recognized for delivering “big box” functionality yet is easy to deploy and manage for SMBs and distributed enterprises.

WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function integrated security appliances, announced the WatchGuard Firebox® T30 Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance has been given the highest possible rating of five-stars by IT Pro UK in recently published tests.

SC Magazine states, “If you are an SMB, you really need to give this a close look. At this price you hardly can go wrong as it has a lot of big box functionality.”

IT Pro calls the Firebox T30 a “highly recommended security solution for growing small and medium-sized businesses, with powerful performance and a sensible price.”

Brendan Patterson, director of product management for WatchGuard, says this appliance is designed to provide enterprise-grade security but at a price point and technical level appropriate for SMBs and distributed enterprises that don’t have full time IT staff.

“This is why we’ve consolidated critical network and security functions into a single, centrally managed platform,” says Patterson. “We make our solutions easy to deploy, easy to manage and generally accessible to companies of all sizes.”

Patterson goes on to say these reviews are welcome validation for the value Watchguard products deliver to end users to help protect their networks.

Offered as both a wired and a wireless solution, the WatchGuard Firebox T30 provides high-performance, enterprise-grade network security to small- and medium-sized organizations and distributed enterprises alike. The appliance addresses malware, firewall, IDS/IPS, anti-spam, reputation defense and other typical gateway functions.

T30 features include:

  • Enhanced firewall speeds up to 1.2 Gbps and UTM security speeds up to 165 Mbps to enable modern encryption and usage trends
  • A Power over Ethernet (PoE) port that allows the painless deployment of technology like access points or security cameras
  • Faster, more reliable Wi-Fi with the latest 802.11ac wireless standard

The T30, like all of WatchGuard’s UTM appliances, includes access to the company’s unique RapidDeploy feature. RapidDeploy enables centralized IT teams to pre-configure appliances for quick and non-technical installation at distributed remote sites. This feature is ideal for retailers, hospitality chains, healthcare co-ops and other distributed enterprises.

Access to Dimension, the company’s award-winning actionable threat intelligence platform, also comes standard with all WatchGuard appliances. Dimension aggregates data from across a customer’s network and translates that data into visually rich and actionable information. Customers can easily see not only what is going on across their network, but quickly and proactively take steps to update security policies in real-time to stop malicious sites, applications and users – all from the reporting dashboards.

As a WatchGuard reseller, LBMC Technology Solutions’ Watchguard certified network engineers can assess your needs and recommend and implement the appropriate device.

Contact LBMC Technology Solutions for complete product information on the T30 and its counterpart the T50.

Read Watchguard’s press release here.