We offer WatchGuard Unified Threat Management (UTM) as our product of choice. WatchGuard offers total gateway protection so threats do not even reach your client PCs.


  • We approach security to your network in a multi-layered approach, this is the most effective way to cut down possible threats at every step towards your endpoints.
  • The WatchGuard Firebox/XTM systems will give your business the performance it needs without skimping on security.
  • Most exploits reach endpoints through spam. Viruses, malware and ransomware are embedded in attachments in spam.

WatchGuards approach to spam:

A mail proxy configured on the device by our WatchGuard experts allows every single email that is sent to be examined. The spamBlocker feature uses recognised patterns of spam to block or deny those messages from reaching your mail server. Furthermore, it’s capable of recognising and learning new patterns to prevent new methods of spam reaching you.

Reputation Enabled Defense is used to block emails from recognised senders of spam. Through these numerous rules, spam can be detected in any language, format, or encoding method. If the reputation of the sender is low, then the email will be scanned by the various antivirus features.

Virus Outbreak Detection detects and identifies email virus outbreaks worldwide within minutes using the reputable CYREN database that is even faster than signature-based antivirus.

Signature-based antivirus is the next step. And finally, Advanced Persistent Threat Blocker (APT) which uses a WatchGuard cloud-based service to execute the attachment in one of their systems to determine with total confidence if the file is an exploit or not.

WatchGuard gateway defence summary:

Through WatchGuard, we also make use of Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Gateway AntiVirus, Threat Detection and Response, and WebBlocker to further solidify your systems defences from the constantly evolving world of information security threats.

Major cyber-attack on UK a matter of ‘when, not if’ – security chief

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has warned that a major cyber-attack on the UK is a matter of “when, not if”, raising the prospect of devastating disruption to British elections and critical infrastructure.

In remarks underlining newly released figures showing the number of cyber-attacks on the UK in the last 15 months, Ciaran Martin said the UK had been fortunate to avoid a so-called category one (C1) attack, broadly defined as an attack that might cripple infrastructure such as energy supplies and the financial services sector.

January 2018

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