WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms is enhancing its real-time network security visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension, which has already helped drive record financial results for the company in Q4 2013. The new enhancements extend Dimension’s capabilities to support Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization platform, in addition to VMware, and also increase scalability, availability and visibility.
“The global response we’ve seen from customers using Dimension with our XTM family of unified threat management (UTM) platforms has been unprecedented,” says Dave R. Taylor, Vice President of corporate and product strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. “In record numbers, customers are using this cloud-based visibility tool to get key insights into security threats and critical trends in their environment. Although this product has been on the market for less than six months, we’re moving quickly to make new enhancements in response to enthusiastic feedback from users.”
“The new WatchGuard Dimension is indeed a great tool that helps getting unprecedented visibility into our network,” says Ajay Sharma, Manager IT of Orient Craft Ltd., India’s leading export house. “Dimension allowed us to set tight security policies across the network, resulting in much better control besides meeting compliance mandates. With the ThreatMap option, we gain easy insight into dark areas of the network, which makes it possible to jump straight onto the trouble points without having to spend hours and hours in scanning huge pile of log data. This is simply superb – and, it comes free – at no additional cost.”
Frank Dickson, Principle Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, understands the value Dimension brings to the market as well and says, “We did a survey of more than 12,000 information security professionals and 56 percent reported that their organization has too few information security workers. WatchGuard Dimension is a tool designed to make life easier for security professionals, especially those in the resource constrained mid-market, so they can more quickly distill key information security data into actionable policy creation.”
WatchGuard Dimension is delivered as a free virtual appliance for XTM customers, which simplify set up. The latest update includes faster access and increased scalability with external and shared database support. It also improves visibility with dynamic hostname resolution, and native language support for key countries will be available toward the end of Q1.