WatchGuard XCS 880 addresses the e-mail and Web-based content security needs of large enterprises

Infotech Lead Asia: WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of business security solutions, introduced WatchGuard XCS 880, which is designed to meet the demanding e-mail and Web-based content security needs of large enterprises.

The XCS 880 protects against inbound threats such as virus, blended threats and network attacks, while helping control outbound information to prevent data loss. The XCS 880 will replace the XCS 770R and the XCS 970. The solution delivers 20 percent more processing power, twice the email throughput per dollar.

The security appliance leverages Intel’s latest generation of processor technology. It allows the appliance to deliver anti-spam/virus/malware capabilities, combined with content filtering, data loss protection, encryption, Web filtering and more, and remain at peak performance levels.


“Today’s enterprises deploy advanced messaging networks that move massive amounts of data through email and across the Internet into the corporate network. To keep suspect information out and sensitive information in requires a sophisticated content security strategy,” said Roger Klorese, director of product management at WatchGuard.

“The XCS 880 is designed to simplify this core capability – by giving organizations an email security, privacy and compliance solution with best-in-class technology – while delivering enhanced performance, dramatic power reduction, and redundant power supplies,” Klorese added.

By reducing the watt-hours used by more than half, the XCS 880 provides businesses with an efficient content security platform that delivers savings not only in power costs but in cooling as well.

Improvements in the processor and data storage make the device smaller and lighter allowing businesses to reduce their expenditures in costly rack space. WatchGuard has also improved reliability over the XCS 770R by adding a redundant power supply that eliminates a potential source of failure and ensures data remains secure in the event of a power interruption.

Like the models it replaces, the XCS 880 uses RAID technology to protect data in the event of disk failure.

The WatchGuard XCS 880 is available now for purchase and trade-up, and includes customizable reporting features to help IT with audit requests and compliance requirements, as well as WatchGuard’s LiveSecurity PLUS customer support and software update services.

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