WatchGuard Security Services

WatchGuard offers the most comprehensive portfolio of network security services, from traditional IPS, GAV, application control, spam blocking, and web filtering to more advanced services for protecting against advanced malware, ransomware, and the loss of sensitive data. WatchGuard also offers a full suite of network visibility and management services.

Fundamental Security Services

Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS)

Uses continually updated signatures to scan traffic on all major protocols to provide real- time protection against network threats

Reputation Enabled Defense Service (RED)

Cloud-based reputation look- up service protects users from malicious sites and botnets, while dramatically improving web processing overhead.

Network Discovery

A subscription-based service that generates a visual map of all nodes on your network so you can easily see where you may be at risk.

WebBlocker URL Filtering

Automatically blocks known malicious sites, with granular content filtering tools to block inappropriate content and increase productivity.

Application Control

Allow, block, or restrict access to apps based on department, job function, time of day – then see in real time what’s being accessed and by whom.

Gateway AntiVirus (GAV)

Continuously updated signatures identify and block known spyware, viruses, trojans, and more – including new variants of known viruses.


Real-time spam detection… Our spamBlocker is so fast and effective, it can review up to
4 billion messages per day.

A Unified Approach to Network Security

SMBs and Distributed Enterprises continue to fall victim to advanced threats that have serious impact on business operations and continuity regardless of existing security deployments. No single security control, of subset of controls, is sufficient. The more stages of an attack you’re enabled to protect against, the more effective your overall defense is, even when new threats bypass one defense.

With Total Security Suite, organizations of all sizes can benefit from enterprise-grade prevention, detection, correlation and response from the perimeter to the endpoint. ThreatSync, our Cloud-based threat correlation and scoring engine, collects network event data from several security services on the Firebox, including APT Blocker, Reputation Enabled Defense, Gateway AntiVirus and WebBlocker. This is correlated with threat activity detected via the WatchGuard Host Sensor and enterprise-grade threat intelligence to provide a unified view of your environment, and assign a comprehensive score based on threat severity.

Best of all, all of these security benefits are available through our extensive MSSP partner network via one simple offering with one SKU, one license, one appliance.

WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response

Advanced Security Services

APT Blocker – Advanced Malware Protection

Relies on an award-winning next-gen sandbox to detect and stop the most sophisticat- ed attacks including ransom- ware and zero day threats.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Prevents accidental or malicious data loss by scanning text and common file types for sensitive information attempting to leave the network

Access Portal

Provides central location for access to Cloud-hosted applications, and secure, clientless access to internal resources with RDP and SSH.

Dimension Command

IT pros gain access to a host of network control features including one-click configuration changes, with access to individual appli- ances through a web UI and VPN management tools.

Threat Detection and Response

Correlate network and endpoint security events using threat intelligence to detect, prioritize and enable immediate action to stop attacks.


Reduce malware infections by blocking malicious DNS requests, redirecting users to information to reinforce security best practices.


A signature-less anti-malware solution that relies on artificial intelligence to automate malware discovery. Leveraging deep statistical analysis, it can classify current and future malware in mere seconds.

One Appliance, One Package, Total Security

Simplicity is our mission at WatchGuard and that mission extends beyond how the product is built to how it is packaged. While all of our services are offered à la carte, we have worked to develop two packages that simplify the decision-making process. The Total and Basic Security Suite packages are available on our Firebox T and M Series appliances, as well as our Firebox Cloud and FireboxV virtual models.

  • The Basic Security Suite includes all of the traditional network security services typical to a UTM appliance: IPS, GAV, URL filtering, application control, spam blocking and reputation lookup. It also includes our centralized management and network visibility capabilities, as well as, our standard 24×7 support.
  • The Total Security Suite includes all services offered with the Basic Security Suite plus advanced malware protection, data loss protection, enhanced network visibility capabilities, a secure access portal, and the ability to take action against threats right from Dimension, our network visibility platform.
WatchGuard Security Suites