WatchGuard provides integrated network security services. The Company offers firewall appliances, such as packet filtering, intrusion prevention, application control, data loss prevention, and advanced persistent threat blockers; unified threat management products, including gateway antivirus, spamBlocker, WebBlocker, LiveSecurity, and reputation enabled defense solutions, and Dimension, a threat intelligence platform that aggregates data from WatchGuard appliances across a customer's network and translates that data into threat intelligence.

Employee Rating

4.2
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyFrancisco Partners
HQSeattle, WA, US
Founded1996
Websitewatchguard.com
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
WatchGuard was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA, US

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Key People/Management at WatchGuard

Prakash Panjwani

Prakash Panjwani

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Corey Nachreiner

Corey Nachreiner

Chief Security Officer
Wayson Vannatta

Wayson Vannatta

Chief Information Officer
Shari McLaren

Shari McLaren

Senior Vice President, Operations
Sean Price

Sean Price

Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales
Jack Waters

Jack Waters

Senior Vice President, Engineering
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WatchGuard Office Locations

WatchGuard has offices in Seattle, North Sydney, Mississauga, Paris La Défense and in 13 other locations
Seattle, WA, US (HQ)
505 5th Ave S #500
North Sydney, AU
level 7/99 Mount St
Mississauga, CA
500Mississauga-50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W
Paris La Défense, FR
La Grande Arche, Paroi Nord, La Défense
Hamburg, DE
Wendenstraße 379
Mumbai, IN
Sagar Fortune Building, Office No.301 & 302, Waterfield Road, Near National College, Bandra West
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WatchGuard Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1996

Investors

WatchGuard is a subsidiary of Francisco Partners

WatchGuard Operating Metrics

Apr, 2018

Customers

80 k

Operating Centers

4

Distributors

100

Resellers

9 k
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WatchGuard Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
StrongarmJanuary 17, 2018
DatablinkAugust 08, 2017
HawkEye GJune 15, 2016$3 m
BorderWare TechnologiesAugust 04, 2009
RapidStreamFebruary 07, 2002$48 m
Qiave TechnologiesOctober 04, 2000

WatchGuard Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

75/100

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WatchGuard Online and Social Media Presence

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WatchGuard Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    70/100

  • CEO Rating

    D

    60/100

  • Compensation

    B

    77/100

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WatchGuard News and Updates

New WatchGuard Research Reveals Traditional Anti-Malware Solutions Miss Nearly 75% of Threats

Report highlights record-setting zero day malware volumes, rising network attack rates, the quarter’s top malware attacks, and more Report highlights record-setting zero day malware volumes, rising network attack rates, the quarter’s top malware attacks, and more

WatchGuard unveils new endpoint security product family within WatchGuard Cloud, just one year after Panda acquisition

WatchGuard Cloud is now the MSP management interface of choice for security delivery WatchGuard Cloud is now the MSP management interface of choice for security delivery

WatchGuard Unveils New Endpoint Security Product Family Within WatchGuard Cloud, Just One Year After Panda Acquisition

WatchGuard Cloud is now the MSP management interface of choice for security delivery WatchGuard Cloud is now the MSP management interface of choice for security delivery

WatchGuard Provides Advanced Endpoint Security for Windows on Qualcomm Snapdragon PCs

WatchGuard Endpoint Security Solutions for 5G PCs powered by Snapdragon compute platforms protect distributed work environments from sophisticated threats WatchGuard Endpoint Security Solutions for 5G PCs powered by Snapdragon compute platforms protect distributed work environments from sophisticate…

WatchGuard Deepens Investment in Service Provider Go-To-Market Team with Appointment of Miguel Carrero

Cybersecurity and Service Provider industry veteran to lead expansion of the company’s investment in Strategic Accounts and Managed Security Service Providers Cybersecurity and Service Provider industry veteran to lead expansion of the company’s investment in Strategic Accounts and Managed Security …

New WatchGuard Cloud Platform Capabilities Usher in the Era of Simplified Security Management for MSPs

WatchGuard further unifies security services and streamlines deployment capabilities for MSPs while simplifying zero-trust adoption WatchGuard further unifies security services and streamlines deployment capabilities for MSPs while simplifying zero-trust adoption
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WatchGuard Blogs

What Is Zero-Trust Security?

This week on the podcast we talk Zero-Trust. What is it? How do you implement it? And why should all IT professionals work towards updating their networks to this security architecture? We’ll answer all that and more after a quick Kaseya update and a security memorandum from the White House. Read Mo…

What to Make of the Biden Administration’s New ICS Cybersecurity Initiative

Yesterday, the Biden Administration unveiled a new initiative to help improve the cybersecurity stance of the industrial control systems (ICS) that manage the nation’s critical infrastructure. As recent events (like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident) have shown, disruptions to critical infra…

Why So SeriousSAM

This week on the podcast we cover the latest Microsoft Windows privilege escalation vulnerability, SeriousSAM aka HaveNightmare. Before that, we discuss NSO Group and their spyware software known as Pegasus and whether private organizations should be allowed to market and sell spyware to government …

Section 230 – Rewind

With the White House announcing this month that it plans to investigate potential changes to Section 230, the safe harbor laws that enable websites to moderate content without risk of liability for content they fail to remove, we wanted to bring back an episode from last year where we discuss exactl…

REvil Hasn’t Gone Anywhere (Probably)

Many of the recent high-profile ransomware attacks like those against Acer, JBS and more recently, customers of Kaseya, have been the work of the ransomware as a service group REvil. After the most recent attack that exploited multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Kaseya’s VSA software and left thous…

The PrintNightmare Saga Continues to Frustrate System Administrators

  It is a tough job being a system administrator. The role involves maintaining infrastructure that is both functional and accessible to the users. Those requirements can be all-consuming even for a well-staffed team (among the handful of them). That is why the ongoing zero-day PrintNightmare (CVE-2…
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WatchGuard Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WatchGuard founded?

    WatchGuard was founded in 1996.

  • Who are WatchGuard key executives?

    WatchGuard's key executives are Prakash Panjwani, Corey Nachreiner and Wayson Vannatta.

  • How many employees does WatchGuard have?

    WatchGuard has 867 employees.

  • Who are WatchGuard competitors?

    Competitors of WatchGuard include zvelo, Axon and AdaptiveMobile.

  • Where is WatchGuard headquarters?

    WatchGuard headquarters is located at 505 5th Ave S #500, Seattle.

  • Where are WatchGuard offices?

    WatchGuard has offices in Seattle, North Sydney, Mississauga, Paris La Défense and in 13 other locations.

  • How many offices does WatchGuard have?

    WatchGuard has 44 offices.