SOURCE: Fortinet

December 18, 2007 12:00 ET

Nissan Deploys Fortinet's Enterprise UTM Systems to Protect Headquarter, Sales and Distribution Offices

Global 50 Company Protects Distributed Corporate Network With Fortinet Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - Fortinet -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Nissan™ Korea has successfully deployed Fortinet's FortiGate™ security appliances to help provide comprehensive protection for its main headquarters in Seoul, four sales offices in Seoul, Seoung-nam and Busan, and one distribution center in Kim-po.

Nissan is the maker of award-winning automobiles including the Infiniti™ range of luxury cars and SUVs. Due to increased demand for the Infiniti™ line, the company has opened a new Infiniti™ only manufacturing location in Korea. As part of this expansion, Nissan Korea initiated a project to improve security by providing gateway antivirus and firewall at its headquarters and to provide secure connections to sales and distribution centers using a virtual private network (VPN). On the recommendation of its system integration partner, SysOne, Nissan Korea selected Fortinet's FortiGate multi-threat security appliances.

Hwang Young-chul, manager of the security business team at SysOne, explains the reasons behind their recommendation: "At the beginning of the project, Nissan Korea explained that they recognized the need to have a credible network security system in place. Fortinet was a proven brand, with many foreign automobile companies already using FortiGate systems, and for us, the most important factor was the superior performance of the FortiGate systems, even with security functions such as antivirus, firewall and VPN turned on."

Nissan Korea, with the help of SysOne, deployed a FortiGate-800 enterprise-class security appliance at its corporate office, four FortiGate-100A appliances at each of its four sales offices, and one FortiGate-60 appliance at its distribution center. The FortiGate systems are being used as both firewall and gateway antivirus, as well as for secure VPN connectivity between the head office, sales offices and distribution center, and to help protect sales, order and customer information.

"The project went very smoothly, considering that it was done on a live network that receives a lot of traffic every day. We also tested the throughput as well as scalability and efficiency of the Fortinet systems, and found them to be nothing less than impressive," said Mr. Hwang.

Fortinet's FortiGate systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate essential security applications such as antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date by Fortinet's FortiGuard™ subscription services, which provide updates to help protect against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats -- around the clock, and around the world.

"The automobile industry is very important to us and South Korea is one of the world's leading manufacturers. Nissan Korea is a big win for Fortinet as it raises our profile and proves that we are able to meet the security and connectivity needs of larger enterprises," said Justin Lee, country manager for Fortinet Korea.

About SysOne (www.sysone.co.kr)

SysOne has been providing one-stop, total IT infrastructure services for more than 10 years. With its highly skilled staff and deep technical and industry expertise, SysOne provides quality solutions to its customers. In addition to system integration, SysOne also distributes technology products from HP, Sun, IBM, Fortinet and Microsoft.

About Nissan Korea (www.infiniti.co.kr)

Nissan Korea, a branch of the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., was founded in February 2002 and recently achieved fame with the launch of the Infiniti brand of luxury cars and SUVs. The Infiniti won highest ranking in J.D. Power's annual CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) study of the US luxury automobile market, and the Infiniti has been the fastest growing luxury brand in the US.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security 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, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level 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, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiAnalyzer, 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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