Gateway Antivirus & Intrusion Prevention Service



WatchGuard Gateway Antivirus & Intrusion Prevention Service

Gateway AntiVirus (Gateway AV) is a fully integrated security subscription for WatchGuard XTM appliances. It works in tandem with the application layer content inspection of the XTM to provide real-time protection against known viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, and rogueware.

Gateway AV scans traffic on all major protocols, using continually updated signatures to detect and block all types of malware. And because Gateway AV is integrated with WatchGuard XTM security appliances, you have an easy-to-manage, cost-effective solution without additional hardware to purchase and maintain.


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Flexible Administrator Control

Have the flexibility to define the action to be taken when malware is identified – enabling the network to allow, block, quarantine, or lock questionable traffic based on type, user/group, and protocol.

You Shall Not Pass

Scans all major protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TCP, SMTP, and POP3 to block all types of malware.

Dynamic Analysis

Dynamic heuristic analysis uses code emulation to identify polymorphic viruses and dangerous code that signatures don’t catch.

Stronger Security for Web Surfing

Multi-layered inspection of HTTP traffic identifies spyware, adware, keyloggers, and dialers.

Compressed File Scanning

Compressed and encoded files are decompressed for inspection, with comprehensive compression format support.

Quarantine Suspect Traffic

Suspect email can be flagged to go into quarantine, where the administrator can restrict access or allow users to review quarantined files through automatic email alerts.

Optimized for Better Network Performance

Buffered scanning process ensures optimum performance for in-line HTTP scanning.

Intuitive Management

Manage all security functionality on your WatchGuard XTM appliance, including Gateway AV, from a single intuitive console for maximum efficiency and ease of use.

Cost Effective Solution

No user charges. Provide network-wide protection for all users configured behind your WatchGuard XTM firewall with a single Gateway AV subscription.