Wednesday, 06 February 2008 03:23

WatchGuard Reports Strong Growth in ANZ

Sydney, 6 February 2008. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global provider of network security solutions, today announced that fourth quarter 2007 revenues for its ANZ business grew 46 per cent over the third quarter and was more than 40 per cent up over the same period in 2006.

"2007 was a strong year for WatchGuard in Australia and New Zealand with significantly improved execution in our business and technology roadmap.  This has now laid the groundwork for continued growth in 2008 in key vertical markets, including but not limited to education, healthcare, retail, construction and the resources sectors ,” said Scott Robertson, ANZ Regional Director, WatchGuard Technologies.

In addition, the past year marked several noteworthy developments as well as market and business improvements at the company globally.  These included: new executive management and engineering, sales and marketing talent recruitment; capture of leading market share positions for UTM and VPN network security appliances; increasing adoption among mid-market and enterprise customers; robust worldwide channel expansion resulting in multiple awards and industry recognition for WatchGuard as a "best seller," "most likely to buy," and "reader's choice."

WatchGuard also effectuated a variety of substantive product and technology innovations that invigorated and catalysed product sales. Highlights of the company's technology developments included:

    * WatchGuard Firebox X appliance performance improvements firmly positioning them as price/performance market leaders
    * Product enhancements to command a greater lead in reliability and enhanced multi-function network security capability;
    * Improved capabilities to block spam, viruses, malware, phishing and other e-mail and network attacks;
    * Improving power consumption, making WatchGuard Firebox X appliances "greenest in the industry."


About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard Firebox® X family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances provide extensible network security, in-depth analysis, and unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.
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