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Avg and Watchguard Partnership to Deliver a No-Compromise Gateway Anti-Virus Solution

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Executive Summary

In computer systems worldwide, viruses and other forms of malware are among the leading causes of lost data, corrupted PCs, damaged applications, and loss of productivity. WatchGuard Technologies has been a leader of advanced technology business security solutions since 1996. It has successfully provided mission-critical protection to thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard selected AVG to provide their customers with a no-compromise gateway anti-virus solution to best protect their networks, applications and data. All WatchGuard Firebox and XTM multifunction firewalls have the ability to deliver high-speed deep packet inspection, stateful packet inspection and proxy-based protection. Creating the optimal foundation for a defense-in-depth security architecture, the combination was best for its clients. Adding to this, WatchGuard provides gateway anti-virus for businesses that want to foster a virus-free work environment right from the entry point of the network. The AVG engine smartly uses a combination of known virus detection and heuristic analysis to scan e-mail and web traffic at the gateway. This provides front-line defense and protection against viruses, worms, spyware, rogueware and trojans. With the availability of efficient and secure anti-virus capabilities at the gateway, businesses can dramatically reduce PC infection rates before individual end-user computers can be infected within their networks.

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