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The red security box donates Php4M to selected schools in the country

If it is red it must be Watchguard! And this red security box gave away millions yesterday.

Watchguard is a leading US Network Security solutions company that has strong presence in the Philippines.  It is primarily distributed via Lamco International and other local distribution companies.


Yesterday, Watchguard in partnership with Lamco International and iPlus Intelligent Network, Inc. donated PhP4 Million worth of network security products to selected schools in the Philippines.


In an exclusive media briefing held in Makati City, Philippines, Watchguard VP for International Sales Terry Haas personally turned over Firebox X55e-w firewall to the recipients. The Firebox X55e-W is an entry level firewall that can handle 10 – 15 users; and it is the wireless version. The box retails at about PhP50,000.00 according the representative of iPlus.

The schools in Metro Manila get the first batch of the donations which includes De Lasalle Univeristy, San Beda College, Technological University Of The Philippines, University of the East and University of Makati among others.

Other schools throughout the Philippines will also benefit from this donation, the next batch will be done in Cebu and Davao City.


Here’s the quick specs of Watchguard X55e-W:

WatchGuard Model FireboxEdge X55e-W    
Ideal For Branch offices and single-location businesses with up to 50 users requiring an affordable, reliable appliance capable of fully integrated unified threat management.    
Model Upgradeable N/A    
Interfaces 6: 10/100 1: DB-9 Serial802.11b/g Wireless    
DMZs 1    
Application Proxies HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, POP3, SIP, H.323, TFTP    
Intrusion Prevention (DOS, DDOS, PAD, port scanning, spoofing attacks, address space probes, and more)      
Wireless Guest Services 802.11b/g, WPA, WPA2, WEP    
User Authentication with transparent Windows authentication      
Firewall Throughput 100 Mbps    
VPN Throughput 35 Mbps    
Concurrent Sessions 10,000    
VPN Tunnels
Branch Office VPN Tunnels (Max.) 25    
Mobile VPN with SSL Incl/Max 55/55    
Mobile VPN with IPSec Client Licenses (Bundled) 5    
Mobile VPN with IPSec Tunnels (Max.) 55    
VPN Authentication      
Centralized (Multibox) Management. Optional licenses enable Drag and Drop VPN and one-touch Edge updates.      
Networking Features
Dynamic NAT      
Static NAT      
One to One NAT      
VLAN 50    
Policy-Based Routing      
WAN Failover      
Multi-WAN Load Balancing      
Server Load Balancing      
Traffic Management/QoS      
High Availability (Active/Active)
Dynamic Routing N/A    
VoIP (SIP and H.323) Support      
Additional Security Subscriptions
spamBlocker with Virus Outbreak Detection 3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription    
Gateway AV/IPS with Virus Quarantine 3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription    
WebBlocker with HTTPS URL filtering 3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription    
LiveSecurity Service 3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription    

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