A company in Seattle, Washington, that was started in 1996 to answer the system security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses by providing them with IT security solutions. The company introduced their Firebox firewall, which has grown into an integrated platform built to be fully extendable. Watchguard Technologies, Inc. Company Overview. [Online, 2004.] Watchguard Technologies, Inc. Website. http://www.watchguard.com/corporate/.