SOURCE: Fortinet


February 11, 2010 09:00 ET

Fortinet Ships 500,000th Integrated Security Appliance

Customer Confidence in Flagship FortiGate Systems and Strong Enterprise Adoption of Consolidated Security Approach Fuel Growth

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that shipments of its consolidated network security appliances have surpassed 500,000 units. This milestone number represents total shipment of Fortinet's flagship FortiGate® multi-threat appliance as well as complementary security offerings including FortiMail™, FortiClient™, FortiDB™, FortiWeb™, FortiScan™, FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ appliances. The combination of these products works to secure the entire network from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications.

Fortinet's accelerated growth has been the result of three key developments in the network security appliance landscape:

--  High performance and demonstrated reliability of the FortiGate platform
    have encouraged adoption of the consolidated security solution by a
    greater number of companies, including large enterprises and government
    entities worldwide;

--  Enablement of cloud-based security has created a new and growing
    business model for service providers and carriers/telcos to use UTM
    platforms as the technology backbone for offering comprehensive network
    security as a service;

--  Customers in vertical segments -- such as retail, finance, healthcare
    and education -- looking for a cost-effective approach to secure their
    business and meet regulatory compliance have embraced the multi-layered
    defense, management elegance and CAPEX/OPEX savings of the consolidated
    security approach, especially as IT budget scrutiny became more intense
    in the macro-economic climate of the past 18-24 months.

"Fortinet's philosophy to integrate multiple security functionalities for stronger protection with greater efficiencies really speak to the pain points that companies -- large and small -- have been feeling over the past decade," said Ken Xie, CEO and founder, Fortinet. "With the aggressive and dynamic nature of today's cybercriminal element, these pain points have never been so pressing; thus, we believe customers will continue to appreciate the value of Fortinet products with even greater urgency than ever before."

About FortiGate

Fortinet's FortiGate systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate core security and network functionalities including firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antispam, application control, data loss prevention, SSL traffic inspection and WAN optimization. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard® Network, which helps protect against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic and more -- around the clock and around the world. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards and are the only security products that are certified in five programs by ICSA Labs for firewall, antivirus, IPSec VPN, network IPS and antispam.

About Fortinet (

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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