“We set out to teach the world’s small and medium size businesses how to safely connect to the Internet – just plug in a red Firebox appliance…and we did it!”
- Chris Slatt, CEO
WatchGuard Technologies was an electronic systems company that developed network security products. OVP turned down the CEO in a previous startup, but he came back with a better idea and more experience the second time around. Part of our value-add in this case was to simply stay out of the way of a management team firing on all cylinders. This IPO was the largest ever for OVP.
CEO: Chris Slatt