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.

Parent Company
Francisco Partners
Seattle, US
WatchGuard was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, US
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Key People/Management at WatchGuard

Prakash Panjwani

Prakash Panjwani

Richard Barber

Richard Barber

Corey Nachreiner

Corey Nachreiner

Chief Technology Officer
Wayson Vannatta

Wayson Vannatta

Chief Information Officer
Jack Waters

Jack Waters

Senior Vice President of Engineering
Shari McLaren

Shari McLaren

Senior Vice President, Customer Services and Support
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WatchGuard Office Locations

WatchGuard has offices in Xinyi District, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Nonhyeon-dong and in 11 other locations
Seattle, US (HQ)
500 505 5th Ave S
North Sydney, AU
275 Alfred St N
Mississauga, CA
500 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W
Changning Qu, CN
17h 369 Jiang Su Lu
Hong Kong, HK
Billion Plaza 8 Cheung Yue St
Mumbai, IN
226, Kewal Industrial Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg
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WatchGuard Financials and Metrics

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WatchGuard is a subsidiary of Francisco Partners

WatchGuard Operating Metrics

Apr, 2018


80 k

Operating Centers





9 k
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WatchGuard Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Strongarm January 17, 2018
Datablink August 08, 2017
HawkEye G June 15, 2016$3 m
BorderWare Technologies August 04, 2009
RapidStream February 07, 2002$48 m
Qiave Technologies October 04, 2000
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WatchGuard Online and Social Media Presence

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WatchGuard News and Updates

Seattle International Film Festival Deploys WatchGuard APs to Ensure Robust, Secure Wi-Fi for Guests and Staff

SEATTLE, June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced that the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has deployed WatchGuard's AP320 secure access points (APs) with Wi-Fi Cloud services to provide safe,...

Report finds ‘macroless’ Word malware attacks are surging in popularity

Macroless Word document malware attacks are surging in popularity among hackers, according to a new security report from WatchGuard Technologies Inc. The Internet Security Report for Q4 2017, based on data gathered from WatchGuard Firebox appliances protecting small and midsized businesses, found th…

Third of global businesses not sure if they comply with GDPR

A quarter of UK businesses are facing issues when looking to prepare for the new regulations.
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