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"There are no magic wands in technology, there are only the ones that make things work." ~ R.Koontz
"Security in today's world is like a well disciplined dog. We train it and it still chews on the couch. " ~ A. Crowell
A provider of Internet security solutions based in Seattle (USA). WatchGuard became known through its firewall and VPN solution for small and medium-sized businesses.
WatchGuard is one of the pioneers in Unified Threat Management and has created the term Extensible Threat Management 'XTM' for your products.
WatchGuard Technologies was founded in February 1996 by Christopher Slatt and Steven Moore under the name Seattle Software Labs. In March 1996, Mazama Software Labs and its head, David Bonn, a developer of firewall solutions based on Linux, were taken over. The first prototype of the company Firebox Appliance Firebox emerged from this merger. It was introduced in September 1996 in the Network Computing magazine.
Only two months later, the first series model, the Firebox 10, was introduced. With the Firebox 10, the company's sales rose from $ 331,000 in 1996 to $ 5.1 million in 1997.
In early 1997, several venture capital providers were renamed to WatchGuard Technologies.
As of 1999, WatchGuard was traded on the NASDAQ American technology exchange under the identification WGRD.
In October 2006, WatchGuard was taken over by Francisco Partners and Vector Capital for $ 151 million and privatized again.
Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2016, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.
Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion, and in December 2016 bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.
The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software".
is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud and virtualization software and services and claims to be the first to successfully virtualize the x86 architecture commercially. Founded in 1998, VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. In 2004, it was acquired by and became a subsidiary of EMC Corporation, then on August 14, 2007, EMC sold 15% of the company in a New York Stock Exchange IPO. The company trades under the symbol VMW.
VMware vSphere (also called "ESXi"), an enterprise-level product, can deliver greater performance than the freeware VMware Server, due to lower system overhead. VMware ESXi, as a "bare-metal" product, runs directly on the server hardware, allowing virtual servers to also use hardware more or less directly. In addition, VMware ESXi integrates into VMware vCenter, which offers extra services