WatchGuard Helps Guide Businesses Through Security Minefield

Leading network appliance provider WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WGRD) today announces the publication of a series of four free security guides, aimed at highlighting key concerns for IT managers and sharing essential best practice solutions in a straightforward, accessible format.

"Many firms, especially in the SME sector, find information security a daunting subject due to the amount of technical jargon involved," explains Michelle Jones, Marketing Director, WatchGuard EMEA. "With the publication of these new guides, WatchGuard is keen to cut through this market noise and reassure customers by providing clear, logical advice that is easy to understand and easy to follow. In doing so, we are also underlining our reputation for supporting customers' security plans, rather than simply selling hardware."

The first of these guides, Understanding The Issues, focuses on key IT threats, examining challenges such as hacking, spyware, phishing and spam. A number of defensive precautions are discussed in detail, including the importance of full risk management assessments, network security policies and developing a culture of awareness in the workplace.

Further WatchGuard security guides will be made available in the coming weeks. Choosing The Right Solution will examine the various IT options available for security-conscious firms, whilst Developing A Security Conscious Culture will underline the importance of raising awareness of threats across the organisation. Finally, Complying With Legislation will highlight the link between effective IT security and the complex arena of corporate governance.

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