WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600

WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600

Top of the Line Performance & Security

With firewall throughput of up to 60 Gbps and UTM throughput up to 11 Gbps, the Firebox M4600 and M5600 are our fastest Firebox appliances ever. This level of performance, paired with powerful security, flexible high-port density, redundant power supplies, and affordability makes these the best solutions for distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios.

Typically deployed at the corporate headquarters, these appliances function the “hub” appliance, responsible for managing and securing all communications between the head office and every one remote employee and little business sites. WatchGuard Dimension, which is included at no additional cost, provides a collection of huge data visibility and reporting tools that instantly identify and distill key network security threats, issues and trends, accelerating the power to line meaningful security policies across the whole network.

What’s more, the Firebox M4600 and M5600 allow businesses to feature the network interface modules that best suit their environment.

WatchGuard Firebox M4600 and M5600

Compare Firebox M4600 and 5600, alongside another port-rich Firebox model, in performance, ports, VPN tunnels and more

Ideal For Recommended
User Count
Firewall AV IPS UTM VPN 1 Gig Ports
WatchGuard Firebox M670 M670 Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
850 34 Gbps 6.2 Gbps 10.4 Gbps 5.4 Gbps 7.6 Gbps 8x GbE, 1x Module
Optional: 8x1 Gb fiber, 4x10 Gb fiber,
8x1 Gb copper
WatchGuard Firebox M4600 M4600 Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
1500 40 Gbps 9 Gbps 13 Gbps 8 Gbps 10 Gbps 8 (included)
Optional: 8 Gb, 8 Gb fiber,
4x10 Gb fiber, 2x40 Gb fiber
 WatchGuard Firebox M5600 M5600 Corporate Data Centers
& Distributed Enterprises
7500 60 Gbps 12 Gbps 18 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 8 Gb, 4x10 Gb fiber (included)
Optional: 8 Gb, 8 Gb fiber,
4x10 Gb fiber, 2x40 Gb fiber

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WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600

Total Protection

Every network needs a full arsenal of scanning engines to guard against spyware, viruses, malicious apps, data leakage, botnets and more. WatchGuard’s award-winning network security platform not only provides the most complete suite of unified security controls on the market today, but we've consistently been the first to offer solutions for addressing new and evolving network threats including ransomware and advanced malware.

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Future-Proof Your Network

When IT pros have greater port density options, they will customize their port configuration to satisfy current needs, while ensuring the flexibility to adapt because the network evolves. Module options for the M4600 and M5600 include 4 x 10Gb fiber, 8 x 1Gb fiber, 8 x 1Gb copper, 2 x 40Gb fiber, 1 x 40Gb copper – and any combination of those will be deployed within the M4600 and M5600 two empty bays. Just Imagine, no more costly rip-and-replace scenarios.

WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600
WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600

Always Know What's Happening on Your Network

WatchGuard understands the importance of network visibility and continues to deliver industry-leading solutions that help customers detect harmful activities before they become massive problems. With WatchGuard Dimension you can pinpoint significant network activities to take immediate corrective or diagnostic actions directly from the interactive, real-time monitoring. All logging and reporting functions also included with purchase, with over 100 dashboards and reports including PCI and HIPAA.

Easily Deploy & Manage Many Appliances

Distributed organizations will especially appreciate the intuitive tools that support policy creation, management, and enforcement across multiple locations. Avoid having network administrators onsite to configure remote devices with WatchGuard’s zero-touch RapidDeploy feature. RapidDeploy saves time and resources on initial configuration and deployment of network security by enabling IT to simply ship new devices to remote locations and have them automatically download templated configurations.

WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600
WatchGuard Firebox M4600 & M5600

Coveted NSS Rating Goes to Firebox M4600

When NSS Labs published its 2017 Security Value Map™ for Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) report, WatchGuard garnered a Recommended rating. Our Firebox M4600 earned this status because of its excellent overall scores in every area of testing – including security effectiveness, performance, stability and reliability, as well as total cost of ownership.

Quick Facts

3 ways to manage your appliance, including feature-rich intuitive centralized console, a command interface, or web UI for access from anywhere, anytime.

Even with all UTM security scanning engines enabled, UTM throughput can reach over 11 Gbps.

To maximize port utilization, any of the ports will be configured as Internal, External, or Optional.

High availability ensures maximum uptime. Buy two M4600s or M5600s for an active/passive high availability pair and receive 50% off the price of the second device.