WatchGuard Technologies
Seattle, WA
RRE Investment
Company Team
Chris Slatt
Steve Moore
RRE Team
Stuart J. Ellman

WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard builds affordable, all-in-one network and content security solutions to defend corporate content, networks and the businesses they power. The company completed an IPO (WGRD) in July 1999. Stuart Ellman served as the Director.

In October 2006 WGRD was acuqired by Francisco Partners and Vector Capital.  WatchGuard's award-winning Extensible Threat Management (XTM and XTMv) network security solutions combine firewall, VPN, and security services to protect networks from spam, viruses, malware, and intrusions. The new Extensible Content Security (XCS and XCSv) appliances offer content security across email and web combined with data loss prevention for complete content protection. Available as physical appliances and as virtual editions, WatchGuard extensible solutions scale to offer right-sized security for small businesses up to enterprises with 10,000+ employees. Since it's founding in 1996, more than 600,000 WatchGuard signature red security appliances have been deployed worldwide. Today more than 15,000 dedicated partners back our products in 120 countries.