SOURCE: Fortinet

June 06, 2007 13:37 ET

Fortinet's FortiClient Software Earns Sixth Virus Bulletin 100% Award

FortiClient Endpoint Security Software Receives 100 Percent Rating in Every Category of Microsoft Windows XP Test

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that its FortiClient™ end-point security software has earned its sixth consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% award for its outstanding anti-virus capabilities. In this test, for anti-virus products running on Microsoft Windows XP, FortiClient was one of only five of 36 products to earn the top ranking of 100 percent accuracy in detecting viruses in every category tested.

Well-known in the industry, the Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards recognize products that have been tested by independent experts and proven to accurately detect 100 percent of viruses known to be "in the wild," constituting current, real-world viruses.

As noted in the June issue of the Virus Bulletin report: "Fortinet's recent elevation to the top rank of products that miss nothing in any of our zoo sets continues, with full detection scored throughout."

Virus Bulletin experts tested FortiClient version 3.0.412 along with 35 other anti-virus products for their detection rates, lack of false positives and speed of scanning. Besides giving Fortinet's client software high marks for virus detection, Virus Bulletin experts also recognized its flexible configuration, ease of use and performance.

"Microsoft Windows XP remains the standard operating system for many businesses, and these tests show that FortiClient is one of only a few products on the market to receive the top mark for fully protecting XP's users against Internet threats," said Michael Xie, Fortinet founder, CTO and vice president of engineering. "Our performance in these tests, which garnered us our sixth consecutive VB 100% award, is a testament to Fortinet's strength in the anti-virus market and the excellent work accomplished by our engineering and global security research teams."

This latest VB 100% award adds to Fortinet's impressive portfolio of technology certifications and accolades -- including six VB 100% awards, NSS certification for UTM, and eight ICSA certifications (firewall, anti-virus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, client anti-virus detection, cleaning and anti-spyware).

Fortinet's FortiClient host security software addresses the need for secure access and endpoint protection for telecommuters, mobile workers, remote sites and partners. A unified security agent for personal computers and mobile devices, FortiClient integrates host anti-virus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall, anti-spam, IPSec VPN, Web filtering and registry monitoring. FortiClient provides native supports the most popular Microsoft Windows™ operating systems, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Vista, and also includes network address translation (NAT) traversal, centralized policy management, multiple policy support for access to multiple devices, strong encryption and a comprehensive set of tools for troubleshooting. The latest version of FortiClient also supports 64-bit for both Microsoft Windows XP™ and Windows 2003 Server.

For a 90-day evaluation of FortiClient end point security software, visit: http://www.download.com/FortiClient/3000-2653_4-10519418.html. Or, visit http://www.fortinet.com/products/forticlient.html for more information.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet is the pioneer and market-leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, anti-virus, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- providing customers a way to help protect against multiple threats as well as blended threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, anti-virus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client anti-virus detection, cleaning and anti-spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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