CRN: Editors’ Choice — WatchGuard Protects Networks

The Firebox II runs a security-hardened Linux operating
system, and solid-state architecture eliminates the risk of
hard-disk failures.
A free one-year subscription to
WatchGuard’s LiveSecurity Service provides software updates, threat
responses, information alerts, support flashes and virus alerts.
The Firebox II was the easiest hardware firewall to set up and
configure with intuitive management utilities.”

“The most impressive element of the WatchGuard program is a
“call me” system on its Web page where potential customers simply
enter their telephone numbers, and within 10 seconds a company
representative calls. These are the hottest leads available, and in
the past year WatchGuard has expanded the program.”

“WatchGuard also provides solution providers with assistance in
creating “managed services” programs for customers. Generally
targeted at Web integrators/ISPs, essentially clients rent the
firewall with the solution provider reaping monthly service revenue
from auditing and other services.”