Watchguard Firewalls M-Series Firebox

WatchGuard M-Series Firewalls

WatchGuard’s new mid-range M-series firewalls deliver all the features and high performance that organisations need to protect against encrypted malware and much more..

WatchGuard has just announced the release of their new M-Series firewall appliances – the Firebox M290, M390, M590, M690 and two top line models, the M4800 and M5800.

These units are affordable yet very powerful and highly capable solutions for both small and medium size businesses. WatchGuard’s M-Series deliver increased security, fast performance and all the processing power required to handle the explosive and ongoing growth in bandwidth, connection speeds, encrypted traffic and video streaming.

The M-Series firewalls are designed with WatchGuard’s Automation Core, allowing your IT team to do more with less, making it possible to deploy from the Cloud, block threats, update signatures, and detect and kill malware, all without lifting a finger.

The new expandable ports and integration with WatchGuard Cloud enable the Firebox M-Series firewalls to provide all the flexibility and features required to accommodate changing networking and security needs for customers and service providers alike.

So what makes WatchGuard’s Firebox M-Series so special?

FASTER & MORE POWERFUL

Each M-series appliance has been designed to optimise the inspection of HTTPS content and to perform the task at blazing speeds which is essential for detecting today’s encrypted malware.

STABLE & RELIABLE

The Firebox M590, M690, M4800 and M5800 all feature redundant power supplies to ensure maximum availability, while the M4800 and M5800 go one step further by making their redundant power supplies hot-swappable.

EASY TO DEPLOY & MANAGE

WatchGuard Cloud enables deployment, monitoring, reporting, and device management from the Cloud. RapidDeploy makes deployment easy; simply power up the appliance and connect it to the Internet. The rest can be taken care of remotely from any location.

FLEXIBLE & FUTURE PROOF

The ability to add module expansion bays and available expansion modules allows for customised port configuration to meet current needs while ensuring the flexibility to adapt as the network evolves. Optional POE+ ports (M590/M690 only) make it easy to connect and power other devices, like security cameras or WatchGuard’s USP Wi-Fi Access Points.

“As the threat landscape evolves, performance and flexibility are both critical for organisations looking to secure their network. Our recent Q2 2021 Internet Security Report found that more than 91% of malware attacking networks is encrypted.”

“It’s therefore essential for small and midsized organisations, or the partners servicing them, to have security solutions capable of processing encrypted traffic without negatively impacting overall performance. Our new mid-range M-Series appliances deliver this capability and provide tools to simplify the deployment and ongoing management of these solutions as part of our WatchGuard Unified Security Platform.”
– Corey Nachreiner, CSO at WatchGuard.

A CLOUDS EYE VIEW OF YOUR ENTIRE NETWORK

WatchGuard Cloud provides full visibility into your network so that you can make timely, informed, and effective decisions about your network security anywhere, anytime. The platform displays 100+ dashboards and reports that allow you to quickly see high-level trends and anomalies, then drill down into detailed information on each.
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WatchGuard M-Series

Blazing Fast Speeds for Growing Businesses

Firebox M290 and M390
Enterprise-grade security for small
to medium-sized businesses

Powerful performance for the growing network. Ideal for small and midsize organisations with up to 250 users looking for a rack-mounted solution.

Because smaller companies are generally less protected and easier to break into, small business has become the new big target for cyberattacks. The Firebox M290 and M390 firewalls are specifically engineered to defend all types of small businesses against attacks that are no less fierce than those targeting larger organisations.

Watchguard Firewalls - Firebox M390 M290

Up to 18 Gbps firewall throughput. Turn on optional security services and still see up to 2.4 Gbps throughput.

Latest generation multi-core processors provide the power to run all security scanning engines in parallel without causing performance bottlenecks.

8 Gigabit Ethernet ports support high-speed LAN backbone infrastructures & gigabit WAN connections.

Optional 4 x 1 Gb copper, 4 x 1 SFP, 2 x 1 SFP+, or 4 port multispeed ports.

Latest generation multi-core processors provide the power to run all security scanning engines in parallel without causing performance bottlenecks.

8 Gigabit Ethernet ports support high-speed LAN backbone infrastructures & gigabit WAN connections.

Up to 18 Gbps firewall throughput. Turn on optional security services and still see up to 2.4 Gbps throughput.

Optional 4 x 1 Gb copper, 4 x 1 SFP, 2 x 1 SFP+, or 4 port multispeed ports.

WATCHGUARD FIREBOX M290
WATCHGUARD FIREBOX M390
Watchguard firewalls - Firebox M590 and Firebox M690
Firebox M590 and M690
Keep Pace with Growth in Encrypted Traffic

Supports growing midsize businesses with modular port options for greater flexibility as networking needs expand. Ideal for up to 1,000 users. Firebox M590 and M690 firewalls are specifically engineered for midsize and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive growth in bandwidth rates, encrypted traffic, video use, and connection speeds.

With an operating system built on the latest multi-core processors, the M590 and M690 have all the power they need to run their security scanning engines in parallel, without causing a bottleneck in performance.

Outstanding performance with up to 29.7 Gbps firewall throughput and 4.6 Gbps throughput with full Total Security Services running.

High availability ensures maximum uptime. Buy two M590 or M690 for an active/passive high availability pair and receive 50% off the cost of the second device.

Take advantage of innovative features like simplified VPN creation in WatchGuard Cloud to make fast work of extending your network.

Optional 4 x 1 Gb copper, 4 x 1 SFP, 2 x 1 SFP+, or 4 port multispeed POE+ ports

High availability ensures maximum uptime. Buy two M590 or M690 for an active/passive high availability pair and receive 50% off the cost of the second device.

Outstanding performance with up to 29.7 Gbps firewall throughput and 4.6 Gbps throughput with full Total Security Services running.

Take advantage of innovative features like simplified VPN creation in WatchGuard Cloud to make fast work of extending your network.

Optional 4 x 1 Gb copper, 4 x 1 SFP, 2 x 1 SFP+, or 4 port multispeed POE+ ports

WATCHGUARD FIREBOX M590
WATCHGUARD FIREBOX M690
Firebox M4800 and M5800
Top of the Line Performance & Security

Top of the line, with modular port options that allow businesses to create their ideal M4800 or M5800 deployment, and dual-redundant power supplies for the highest performance and uptime. These appliances are ideal for the central headquarters location of a large, distributed enterprise organisation, offering optimal flexibility to evolve the appliance over time.

With firewall throughput of up to 87 Gbps and UTM throughput of up to 11.3 Gbps, the Firebox M4800 and M5800 are WatchGuard’s fastest Firebox appliances ever. This level of performance, paired with powerful security, flexible high port density, redundant power supplies, and affordability makes these the ideal solutions for distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios.

These top of the range firewalls are typically deployed at corporate headquarters serving as the “hub appliance”, responsible for managing and securing all communications between head office and all remote employee and small business sites.

WatchGuard Cloud, which is included at no additional cost, provides a suite of big data visibility and reporting tools that instantly identify and distil key network security threats, issues and trends, accelerating the ability to set meaningful security policies across the entire network.

Firebox m4800 m5800 firewall distributor

Up to 87 Gbps firewall throughput. Turn on all security scanning engines and still see an amazing 11.3 Gbps throughput.

All logging and reporting functions included with purchase, with over 100 dashboards and reports including PCI and HIPAA.

Customise your port configuration to meet current needs, knowing you have the flexibility to adapt as the network evolves.

Redundant hot-swap power supplies ensure maximum availability.

Up to 87 Gbps firewall throughput. Turn on all security scanning engines and still see an amazing 11.3 Gbps throughput.

All logging and reporting functions included with purchase, with over 100 dashboards and reports including PCI and HIPAA.

Customise your port configuration to meet current needs, knowing you have the flexibility to adapt as the network evolves.

Redundant hot-swap power supplies ensure maximum availability.

Quick Firebox M-Series Comparison Chart

(*Please view the downloadable datasheets above for full detailed specifications)

Watchguard Firebox Comparison M Series M4800 M5800 M290 M390 M590 M690
WatchGuard Firebox M Series Comparison M290, M390, M590
WatchGuard M Series Firebox Firewall Comparison M690, M4800, M5800
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