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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 ModelFireboxEdge X55e-W  
Ideal ForBranch offices and single-location businesses with up to 50 users requiring an affordable, reliable appliance capable of fully integrated unified threat management.  
Model UpgradeableN/A  
Interfaces6: 10/100 1: DB-9 Serial802.11b/g Wireless  
Application ProxiesHTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, POP3, SIP, H.323, TFTP  
Intrusion Prevention (DOS, DDOS, PAD, port scanning, spoofing attacks, address space probes, and more)   
Wireless Guest Services802.11b/g, WPA, WPA2, WEP  
User Authentication with transparent Windows authentication   
Firewall Throughput100 Mbps  
VPN Throughput35 Mbps  
Concurrent Sessions10,000  
VPN Tunnels
Branch Office VPN Tunnels (Max.)25  
Mobile VPN with SSL Incl/Max55/55  
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   
Policy-Based Routing   
WAN Failover   
Multi-WAN Load Balancing   
Server Load Balancing   
Traffic Management/QoS   
High Availability (Active/Active)
Dynamic RoutingN/A  
VoIP (SIP and H.323) Support   
Additional Security Subscriptions
spamBlocker with Virus Outbreak Detection3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription  
Gateway AV/IPS with Virus Quarantine3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription  
WebBlocker with HTTPS URL filtering3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription  
LiveSecurity Service3-Year UTM Bundle Service Subscription  

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