Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, today announced a licensing agreement for some of its proven anti-malware technologies, with WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., a leader in advanced network security solutions. WatchGuard and Bitdefender now offer a fully integrated solution that provides award-winning anti-malware protection at the gateway – purpose-built for WatchGuard devices – that blocks known and unknown advanced threats including viruses, trojans, spyware, and ransomware, in real time. 

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With this new integration, WatchGuard’s small and midsize (SMB) and distributed enterprise customers benefit from a Bitdefender-enabled solution that offers enterprise-grade performance and efficacy, overall ease of implementation and policy setup, as well as a low rate of false positives.

“We are pleased to announce this licensing agreement with WatchGuard,” said Jose Lopez, Bitdefender’s Vice President, Technology Licensing & Service Providers. “Bitdefender-enabled WatchGuard devices will help safeguard SMB customers with best-in-class security that is easy to deploy and manage.”

“Bitdefender has consistently led independent, global anti-malware protection tests, enabling us through a responsive partnership to deliver a comprehensive, integrated solution that meets all our user requirements across our entire product offering,” said Ben Oster, Technology Alliance Product Manager, WatchGuard. “The implementation of Bitdefender’s technology in our appliances strengthens our value to customers with a solution that keeps them one step ahead of advanced threats.”

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. 

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 80,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter @WatchGuard on Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company page. Also, visit our InfoSec blog, Secplicity, for real-time information about the latest threats and how to cope with them at

About Bitdefender 

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners. 

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