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.

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Parent CompanyFrancisco Partners
HQSeattle, 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 Seattle, 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
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
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WatchGuard Online and Social Media Presence

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WatchGuard News and Updates

Mac Malware Appears on the WatchGuard 'Top Ten Malware List' for First Time

SEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today issued its quarterly Internet Security Report for Q3 2018. For the first time ever, Mac-based malware appeared on WatchGuard's list of the top ten most common types of...

WatchGuard Technologies Expands SD-WAN Capabilities to Its Unified Security Platform

SEATTLE, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced version 12.3 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox® Unified Security Platform™ appliances. Key to this update are added dynamic path selection...

Global Network Firewall Market Report 2018-2022 Featuring Check Point, Cisco, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, SonicWall & WatchGuard

DUBLIN, Nov 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "The Global Network Firewall Market, Forecast to 2022" report has been added to's offering. The enterprise network is evolving rapidly with new technologies and business practices such as cloud computing, Software Defined Wide ...

New Research on Firewall Devices Market Grow Challenges, Standardization, Operator Case Studies And Key Players Like Check Point, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Sophos, WatchGuard

This report studies Firewall Devices in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering Check Point. Posted via Industry Today. …

WatchGuard Again Recognized as the Only Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)

SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced that for the fourth year running, WatchGuard has been positioned as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for the...

Firewall as a Service Market Poised to Exhibit +20% CAGR Through 2023: Report Studied By Focusing on Companies like Fortinet, Check Point Software, Palo Alto Networks, Forcepoint, Barracuda Networks, Juniper Networks, WatchGuard, Zscaler, Cisco Systems

This market report on Firewall as a Service Market studied by Service Type (Traffic Monitoring and Control, Compliance and Audit Management, and Automation and Orchestration), Service Model, Organization Size, Vertical, and Regions. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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WatchGuard Blogs

Networking Basics

Computers are a great tool and provide many perks to their users; they can perform tasks in a rather impressively fast manner, potentially offer paperless offices, and you’re even able to play computer games…of course not during working time! Aside from these great benefits, however, how useful woul…

Why Government Vulnerability Disclosure Processes Need Private Sector Involvement

Most people are either staunchly for or against the practice of governments finding and concealing zero-day exploits for use in cyber warfare or information gathering campaigns. What’s often overlooked, though, are perspectives that this issue can be a lot more gray than it is black and white. Did y…

Intellectual Property Theft – Are YOU at risk ?

IP theft in midsized businesses – Are YOU at risk? I’d like to focus on an important topic, which is especially relevant for midsized corporates, SMBs and distributed enterprises: Intellectual Property (IP) theft. BIG business for cyber criminals. When my Team and I meet clients who are midsize, SMB…

Your New SD-WAN Solution Could Already be in Your Network

Right now the IT industry is buzzing about software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), and this technology isn’t just having a moment. Between pressure on IT departments to deliver reliable, high-quality links for cloud applications at the core of their companies’ day-to-day operations, and indu…

BGP Hijacking In a Nutshell

Recent news of BGP hijacks shows attackers are increasingly using this attack method. In WatchGuard’s 2019 security predictions, we predicted that a BGP exploit could take down substantial portions of the internet this year. But how could this happen? If you are unfamiliar with BGP it might make it …

Hacking for PewDiePie

In today’s episode of The 443 – Security Simplified, we cover recent news of a mass account breach at Reddit and a global DNS hijacking campaign. We then discuss in to a group of hackers attempting to convince the world to subscribe to a popular YouTube personality’s channel by compromising printers…
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WatchGuard Company Life and Culture

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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, Richard Barber and Corey Nachreiner.

  • Who are WatchGuard competitors?

    Competitors of WatchGuard include Barracuda Networks, Fortinet and FireEye.

  • Where is WatchGuard headquarters?

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

  • Where are WatchGuard offices?

    WatchGuard has offices in Seattle, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Nonhyeon-dong and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does WatchGuard have?

    WatchGuard has 15 offices.