Application Control

Application Control is a subscription for WatchGuard® appliances that enables policy-based monitoring,  tracking, and blocking of over 1,800 Web 2.0 and business applications. This includes encrypted applications that are  specifically designed to bypass ordinary security measures. Application Control relies on behavioral techniques and over 2,500 signatures to deliver enhanced security, bandwidth protection, and greater productivity. For maximum flexibility, IT administrators can establish Acceptable Use Policies for users and groups by category, application, and application sub-function. It provides real-time and historical visibility into what’s being accessed on the network to demonstrate compliance, evaluate employee need, and refine acceptable use policies.

Gateway AntiVirus

Gateway AntiVirus is a fully integrated, signature-based security subscription for WatchGuard® appliances that blocks spyware, viruses, trojans, and blended threats in real time. It scans all major protocols at the gateway to stop threats before they can gain access to your trusted resources and execute their dangerous payloads. Suspect email  caught by the Gateway AV engine can be flagged to go into quarantine, and all actions are logged and available for easy reporting. With its optimized signature set, heuristic analysis, and broad file-handling capabilities, Gateway AntiVirus adds up to exceptionally effective, wide-ranging AV protection for your business network.

Intrusion Prevention Service

Intrusion Prevention Service is a fully integrated, signature-based security subscription for WatchGuard® appliances. All major traffic protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TCP, DNS, SMTP, and POP3 are scanned to block network, application, and protocol-based attacks. It’s simple to set up and manage, and all actions are logged for easy reporting. The blocked sites list ensures that once an IP address has been positively identified as the source of an attack, future attacks coming from that address are dynamically blocked to ensure protection and save valuable processing time. Continually updated database of over 15,000 signatures ensures timely, far-reaching coverage.

Reputation Enabled Defense

Reputation Enabled Defense is a cloud-based web security subscription for WatchGuard® appliances that ensures a fast, secure web browsing experience. This unique gateway solution relies on the industry’s most comprehensive reputation scoring database, finding and blocking more malicious domains, IP addresses, and URLs than competing services. URLs with malicious content are rejected at the connection level to keep the network safe. Because URLs with good reputation scores can be passed along without further AV scanning, throughput performance is boosted. IT administrators have management flexibility and simplicity with a centralized  console or web UI.


WebBlocker is an integrated URL filtering subscription for WatchGuard® security appliances. It allows IT administrators to control HTTP and HTTPS access to objectionable material. It works with the appliance’s reporting function to give visibility into users’ web activities. WebBlocker helps to increase employee productivity, prevent legal liabilities, and protect against malicious attacks. It blocks up to 54 content-specific categories and can be applied to web access policies based on users, groups, and domains, making it very easy to configure and manage. WebBlocker is licensed per appliance instead of per user and requires no additional hardware purchase, making it a cost-effective solution.

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