Press Release: Dicar Networks and WatchGuard Bring Security and Convenience to the Distributed Enterprise

Firebox T30 and T50 appliances deliver high-performance, enterprise-grade security from an easy to configure, deploy, and manage tabletop appliance that is perfect for franchise environments

Seattle, WA – November 3, 2015 — WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function integrated security appliances, today announced the release of the Firebox T30 and T50 family of powerful, enterprise-strength Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances engineered specifically to address the rapidly changing security threats faced by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Distributed Enterprises.

Faster, more widely accessible connectivity is enabling organizations to be more distributed than ever before. In addition to securing the communications between a traditional corporate headquarters and remote employee sites, many distributed enterprises must also support multiple locations which operate like a typical small business. This relationship between a centralized entity and many independent business locations is especially common in the retail, hospitality, medical, and financial industries and creates very unique network security challenges. For these organizations, centralized security policy is critical, as is the ease of deployment of the security solution at the remote business location. The ability to maintain visibility across their entire network is equally as important for compliance reporting, health monitoring, and business intelligence purposes. Access to value-added services, such as secure wireless, is also a huge benefit.

“Organizations are becoming increasingly decentralized and it is our responsibility to deliver security solutions to operate seamlessly within those distributed environments,” said Andrew Young, vice president of product management, WatchGuard. “In addition to consolidating critical network and security functions into a single, centrally managed platform, we’ve made it our mission to make our solutions easy to deploy, easy to manage, and generally accessible to companies of all sizes.”

WatchGuard’s T Series of tabletop UTM appliances are ideal for remote sites, branch offices, and SMBs. Their small form factor makes them easy to conceal in environments where there is most likely not a dedicated datacenter and their new built-in power over Ethernet (PoE) port makes it easier than ever to add secure wireless services with a WatchGuard Access Point.

“NCR hosted solutions leverage WatchGuard for network security and to help ensure PCI compliance for thousands of installations in North America. For NCR, being able to get our hospitality customers up and running quickly and without heavy reliance on technical resources on site is critical,” explains Dustin McCreight, product manager, Network and Security Services, NCR Corporation. “Installations used to take anywhere from 60-90 minutes per site. By standardizing on WatchGuard for network security, we were able to decrease the average installation time by more than 75 percent – now averaging anywhere from 15-20 per site. We just plug the appliance in, it establishes a connection and pulls the configuration file. We are then up and running; and free to focus our time on testing credit card processing and access to approved web sites.”

All of WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances include access to the company’s unique, RapidDeploy feature which enables centralized IT teams to pre-configure appliances for quick and non-technical installation at distributed remote sites. This feature is especially ideal for retailers, hospitality chains, healthcare co-ops, and other Distributed Enterprises. Also standard with all WatchGuard appliances is access to Dimension, the company’s award-winning, actionable threat intelligence platform*. Dimension aggregates data from all WatchGuard appliances across a customer’s network and translates that data into visually rich and actionable information. With Dimension, customers can easily see not only what is going on in their network but proactively take steps, faster than ever before, to update their security policy immediately, right from the reporting dashboards, to stop malicious sites, applications and users.

WatchGuard’s Firebox T30 and T50

WatchGuard Firebox T30 and T50 consolidate the most important network and network security functions in one tabletop platform. Offered as both a wired and a wireless solution, the products provide high-performance, enterprise-grade network security to small and medium sized organizations and distributed enterprises alike.

High Performance – Enhanced firewall speeds up to 1.2 Gbps and UTM security speeds up to 165 Mbps to enable modern encryption and usage trends.

PoE Port for Easy Wi-Fi Upgrade – Eliminate the need to have AC power running to peripheral devices. All T30 and T50 products come standard with one Power over Ethernet (PoE) port, which allows the painless deployment of technology like access points or security cameras.

Integrated 802.11ac Wireless – Enjoy faster, more reliable Wi-Fi with the latest 802.11 ac wireless standard is available on both the T30-W and T50-W models.

Rapid Deploy – Preconfigure appliances for secure branch office/remote deployment without the need for technical staff to travel to deployment sites.

Advanced Malware Detection – Catch malware that signature-only AV solutions miss. Next-generation sandboxing in the cloud with full system emulation (CPU and memory) provides visibility into every instruction that malware executes, not just the operating system calls, to expose evasive behavior that other sandbox solutions do not see.

Actionable Threat Intelligence** – Leverage a centralized, real-time view into all network activity with the power to take immediate action against harmful sites and users.

Crypto co-processing for SHA-2 – Increase performance while meeting compliance standards that require an upgrade from older crypto algorithms like SHA-1.

For more technical information about the Firebox T30 and T50 series of appliances, call Dicar Networks at 408-850-6400 or email sales@dicarnetworks.com

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, best-of-breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

PRESS RELEASE: Dicar Networks Receives 2015 Best of Morgan Hill Award

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Dicar Networks Receives 2015 Best of Morgan Hill Award

Morgan Hill Award Program Honors the Achievement

MORGAN HILL July 22, 2015 — Dicar Networks has been selected for the 2015 Best of Morgan Hill Award in the Computer Related Services category by the Morgan Hill Award Program.

Each year, the Morgan Hill Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Morgan Hill area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Morgan Hill Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Morgan Hill Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Morgan Hill Award Program

The Morgan Hill Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Morgan Hill area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Morgan Hill Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Morgan Hill Award Program

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WatchGuard Sets New Standard for Next-Generation UTM

New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series Breaks Price/Performance Barriers; Redefines Next-Generation Unified Threat Management (UTM)

WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today announced a ground-breaking change for the unified threat management (UTM) market with the release of the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series network security appliances. As next-generation UTMs, the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series sports the fastest throughput in its price class without sacrificing security efficacy, manageability and ease of use.

WatchGuard notes that the New XTM 5 Series gains substantive performance improvements compared to the previous XTM 5 series models. Specifically, appliance packet filtering increased nearly 40 percent, gateway antivirus is 190 percent faster, intrusion prevention (IPS) is up 220 percent, and overall UTM performance is more than 150 percent improved.

“For midsize businesses, there is no faster, fully featured and easy to manage UTM appliance on the market today than the New XTM 5 Series,” said Roger Klorese, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard Technologies. “Packed with key security features as well as next-generation Application Control capabilities, the New XTM 5 Series gives businesses an unparalleled solution to block the latest web threats, as well as the ability to improve employee productivity.”

New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series – Foundation for Next-Generation UTM Ideal for businesses with 50 to 500 employees, the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series is available in four new models: XTM 515, XTM 525, XTM 535 and the top-performance XTM 545. Basic firewall throughput starts at 2 Gbps for the XTM 515 and increases up to 3.5 Gbps for the XTM 545. Throughput with the full security offered by enabling next-generation UTM services starts at 850Mbps for the XTM 515 and increases up to 1.23Gbps for the XTM 545.

Security that is driven by awareness of application and user context makes a UTM appliance truly “next generation.” With WatchGuard Application Control, businesses now gain in-depth, granular control over Web 2.0 applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and hundreds more. Not only does WatchGuard Application Control protect against the next -generation of threats that leverage these popular applications, now businesses can rein in how individual employees use such applications, directly from the corporate firewall.

In addition to the integrated firewall, IPS and Application Control features that are the bare essentials for next-generation security, customers step up to full next generation UTM with the option to add Gateway Anti-virus, WebBlocker, spamBlocker and Reputation Enabled Defense – WatchGuard’s context-aware, cloud-based security service – to best meet their business needs.

Also, the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series takes advantage of the ability to create highly secure virtual private network (VPN) tunnels for Apple iPad, iPhone and other iOS-based devices, as well as smartphones and tablets powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. This way, businesses can provide complete protection even for popular devices that employees bring into the office.

“It is critical for our network security to be as strong as possible, but also very fast,” said Jason Omens, IT Director for OfficeXpats, a co-working and conference center facility. “Not only is the New XTM 5 Series powerful, but what I especially like is how easy it is to manage, as well as how much information the reports and logs provide. Dollar for dollar, nothing beats it.”

Pricing and Availability Pricing for the New WatchGuard XTM 5 Series starts at $1,765. All four models are available now from authorized WatchGuard resellers like Dicar Networks.

Aerohive Wins Three New Prestigious Awards for its Innovative Enterprise Networking Solutions

Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled enterprise networking, today announced it has been recognized with three industry accolades in the last two months. The company’s success in providing enterprise networking solutions has led to a recent series of industry distinctions including the AlwaysOn Global 250 Ones to Watch, CRN’s 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor, and eSchool Media 2012-2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

News Facts

  • Aerohive’s networking solutions are based on a unique, distributed intelligence architecture that include enterprise-class Wi-Fi Access Points, revolutionary, easy-to-deploy Branch Routers and an on premise or cloud-based network management solution for easy configuration and monitoring.
  • The AlwaysOn Global 250 Ones to Watch annual list highlights the 50 most promising private companies across the globe in cloud, digital media, mobile and other Internet-based technologies.
  • Aerohive was specially selected among thousands of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry thought leaders. The AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts conducted a rigorous three-month selection process based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
  • Aerohive was recognized by CRN as an Emerging Technology Vendor. This annual list highlights companies delivering easy-to-use solutions, generating the high margins solutions providers require and have an active U.S. channel strategy.
  • eSchool Media’s 2012-2013 Readers’ Choice Awards honor the best products and services in education technology. Practicing educators along with school and college administrators from across North America nominated their favorite ed-tech product or service. Aerohive was chosen for its scalable wireless architecture providing simple, centralized network management in the classroom.
  • For more information on Aerohive’s award winning technology, please visit https://www.aerohive.com/solutions/solutions-overview

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“These recent accomplishments recognize what we’ve been working towards since Aerohive’s inception,” said Stephen Philip, VP of Marketing, Aerohive Networks. “We are proud to be honored as an industry leader based on our successes this past year. We take these awards as a validation of the innovation and dedication that has spurred Aerohive’s increasing momentum in the market.”