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WatchGuard Technologies Overview

Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
For over 20 years, WatchGuard has pioneered cutting-edge cyber security technology and delivered it as easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. With industry-leading network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services ... Read more

Mission: To bring widely deployable, enterprise-grade security to small-to-medium sized organizations and distributed enterprises.

Company Updates

  • Washington employees were surveyed and the results are in – WatchGuard is one of Washington's Best Workplaces! @PSBJ

    Washington's Best Workplaces have the happiest employees - Puget Sound Business Journal

    Ask most business leaders and they'll tell you that success starts with smart hiring and engaged employees. For the last 11 years, the Business Journal's list of Washington's Best Workplaces has attempted to quantify that sentiment. Employees from hundreds of companies throughout Washington state are surveyed each year to find out what makes their office special.

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WatchGuard Technologies – Why Work For Us?


Some Find Hackers Threatening. We Find Them Delicious.

Network threats can come from anywhere, at any time, and they can take you down before you even know they're there.

To seize them, you need a network security solution that's at the top of its game. That's WatchGuard. Uniquely architected
to be the industry's smartest, fastest and most potent network security solution.


Survival of the Fittest

Security technologies for anti-virus/anti-spam, intrusion prevention and APT protection are not created equal, so only the world's most trusted solutions make it onto our network security appliances. These best-of-the-best security scanning technologies sit on top of a platform WatchGuard built to be the fastest and most agile in the industry.

Why do we do it this way? Because proprietary approaches create hardware and software dependencies. We don't like them and neither do our customers. So we spent three years perfecting our Fireware® operating system to run full versions of the industry's leading scanning engines on an industry-standard platform for maximum flexibility. And maximum cost effectiveness: our customers get the industry's best performance at every price point.

We See Threats More Clearly

By integrating the best security technologies available into our proprietary platform, our engineers can focus on purpose-driven technology advances that solve real security problems. Like how to deliver data in a way that drives understanding and creates actionable intelligence.

Watch. Guard. Hunt. Repeat.

In internet security, seeing is knowing. If you can see it, you can deal with it, so visibility is protection. That's WatchGuard Dimension™. Dimension is WatchGuard's award-winning visibility tool that's standard on every WatchGuard NGFW or UTM appliance. Dimension enables busy IT security managers to instantly visualize and isolate threats to network security.

Red Is Built for Speed*

Other manufacturers might offer faster throughput for one single security technology but we engineered WatchGuard's platform to deliver the fastest throughput when all of its powerful scanning engines are turned on. So turn them all on. You can't afford not to.

Be the Hunter. Not the Prey.

Whether you want a Next-Generation Firewall or are ready for a full Unified Threat Management solution, whatever the threat environment, WatchGuard has you covered. With access to enterprise-class security technologies, industry-leading visibility and the best performance at any price point, WatchGuard puts you at the top of the network security food chain.



The recognitions keep piling up.

Think all network security solutions are the same? The experts don’t. They keep giving us news to roar about. Learn how WatchGuard can help you protect your network.

Gartner 2015 Award

Gartner Names WatchGuard 'Visionary'

Gartner 2015 UTM Magic Quadrant, September 3, 2015

Gartner singled out WatchGuard for its ability to quickly respond to emerging needs from midmarket organizations with new software options.

Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award

New Product Innovation Award

Frost & Sullivan, August 4, 2015

WatchGuard's APT Blocker solution was singled out for product quality, pricing, manageability, and easy integration with a host of other robust security capabilities.

Firebox M200 Review Earns PC Pro Recommendation

Firebox M200 Review Earns PC Pro Recommendation

PC Pro, September 2015

The magazine's reviewers gave the M200 high praise for its ease of use and enterprise-grade protection at an SMB-friendly price.

And more!


WatchGuard seeks individuals who have a passion for information security and are eager to work in a collaborative environment. We are a medium-sized company, but recognized for the fifth year in a row as a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management. In fact, recognitions keep rolling in as we roar ahead in the marketplace.

WatchGuard is big enough to offer employees challenging opportunities but small enough to be able to personally recognize the individual who contributes to the values, culture and success of our company. We are firm believers of promoting from within our organization, and provide training for our employees so they can gain additional skills to advance in their careers.

We are headquartered in Seattle’s desirable Chinatown/International District with many commuting options available. The vibrant area provides an array of shopping, restaurants and sport venues for employees to enjoy.

Diversity and Employment Notice
WatchGuard values diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing a flexible and equitable workplace.


We make every effort to attract and retain our employees by offering competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package that is designed to take care of our employees and their families.

The health, dental, vision and paid time off plans provide coverage and resources to assist in leading a healthy and balanced life.

Our retirement benefits give our employees the opportunity to plan for their future with personal counseling along with company contributions and matches.

Other benefits include:

    • Competitive salary
    • ORCA card for employees who use community transit
    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance with two United Health Care medical plans for employees and their dependents
    • 401(k) Plan with employer match
    • Paid vacation time
    • Eleven (11) paid holidays per calendar year, including 1 floating holiday and employee birthday
    • Paid sick time
    • Life Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare expenses
    • Bonus Program designed to reward our employees
    • Long Term Disability Benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employee Referral Bonus Program
    • Locked bike cage in the parking garage
    • Employee wellness brown bag events
    • Onsite showers and lockers
    • Free gourmet coffee, tea and cocoa

We also plan monthly social activities such as Beer undefined (or soft drink!) Friday, pizza parties, holiday events, team potlucks, ice cream socials, and community service projects so our employees have the opportunity to network and get to know each other.

*Benefits may vary by position and location

WatchGuard Technologies Reviews

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WatchGuard Technologies Chief Executive Officer Prakash Panjwani
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  • "Really good first job"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at WatchGuard Technologies full-time (Less than a year)


    - Frendly and pacients management
    - Good training
    - Good and fun working environment


    - Kinda low salary
    - Need to work on holydays

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WatchGuard Technologies Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at WatchGuard Technologies (New York, NY).


    First round is a phone call where they go over resume and some technical lingo. Then they send a coding challenge. Overall pretty easy interview and coding challenge is really easy as well. I got ghosted for two weeks and had to ask for them to send me the challenge since they forgot. Then after I sent my coding challenge which worked with all the advanced features they wanted I didn't get moved on. No one responded when I sent my challenge and had to catch up with recruiter again. They didn't move on with me. Overall bad communication and waste of time. They already had other candidates they wanted to pursue and just wasted my time.

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WatchGuard Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Magic Quadrant for UTM, Gartner, 2014
  • Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) - Recommended, NSS Labs, 2014
  • Champion, Trend Setter and Value Awards, Info-Tech Research Group, 2014
  • Leader in Three UTM Categories: Management and Usability, Flexibility, and Value, Frost & Sullivan, 2014
  • Best New Product of the Year, Network Computing Awards, 2014
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