SOURCE: Fortinet

November 06, 2007 12:00 ET

Asierus Relies on Fortinet for Virtualized Managed Security Solution

Leading MSSP and Its Customers Benefit From Unified Threat Management Protection in a Virtualized Model

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Asierus, Inc.™, a leader in outsourced network management and virtualized network infrastructure technology, has deployed Fortinet's FortiGate™ multi-threat security systems for its new virtualized SECURE AnyWare™ managed security product offering, which allows its customers to outsource and virtualize their network security infrastructures. Using Fortinet's FortiGate-3600A high-performance systems, Asierus is providing firewall, antivirus, Web content filtering, anti-spam, VPN and intrusion prevention functionality to its customers.

In order to offer its customers an enterprise-class virtualized IT environment, Asierus required a solution that would provide not only what the company believed to be the best unified threat management offering available, but also the ability to economically partition and centrally manage hundreds of networks through virtualized network security. After rigorous testing and evaluation of other technologies, Asierus selected Fortinet as its exclusive network security vendor and the FortiGate systems as the backbone of its virtualized SECURE AnyWare platform.

The FortiGate-3600A systems are being deployed in Asierus' core data center, where they provide full UTM functionality -- including firewall, antivirus, Web content filtering, anti-spam, VPN and intrusion prevention -- to all MSSP's customers. The systems are also helping to provide hundreds of virtual domains (VDOMS) for Asierus' existing and new customers. Fortinet's unique approach to virtualization, leveraging VDOMs, provides large enterprises, MSSPs and carriers a high-performance platform for manageability of multiple domains and networks from a single device with domain-specific administrative profiles; scalability for providing the performance to support thousands of virtual networks without impacting overall network throughput, specific users or applications; and the modularity that can only be achieved with a broad security suite.

Asierus manages its data center performance through its SMART NOC™ (System Management and Real-Time Network Operation Center). Asierus has deployed within SMART NOC Fortinet's FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ to monitor all of the FortiGate systems and VDOMs. By deploying FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, Asierus can now provide its customers with detailed reports on network usage and attempted attacks.

"Our completely virtualized network security offering would not be possible without Fortinet's ability to partition hundreds of networks while managing them from a central location and protecting them from malicious Internet attacks using tightly integrated security functions," said Jeremy Simmons, CEO at Asierus. "Fortinet is allowing us to offer enterprise- and carrier-grade network protection to all our customers regardless of company size."

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. FortiGate systems are centrally managed by Fortinet's FortiManager appliances which minimize the administrative effort required to deploy, configure, monitor and maintain the full range of network protection services provided by Fortinet products. FortiAnalyzer systems are purpose built appliances that provide valuable intelligence and simplify and centralize the collection and analysis of log and event data from Fortinet's FortiGate security appliances, delivering highly relevant network reports, valuable intelligence on network usage and assistance with meeting regulatory compliance.

"Allowing our MSSP customers to partition their networks is becoming more and more critical as networks proliferate and MSSPs build out more and more complicated infrastructures to support business-critical applications," said Karl Soderlund, vice president of Americas sales and global alliances for Fortinet. "Customers such as Asierus rely on Fortinet's unique approach to virtualization so that all functionalities can be partitioned and managed rather than just a few."

About ASIERUS, Inc. (

Salt Lake City-based ASIERUS is a developer, provider, and integrator of the latest virtualization technologies. An industry leader of IT/network managed and support services in the private and government sector, the company recently released "OFFICE AnyWareT", the first completely virtualized 'SAN2Server2Destop' network infrastructure, providing customers with secure access to their desktops, data and applications from anywhere in the world. ASIERUS provides fully virtualized infrastructures from SAN2Server2DesktopT for SMB's. ASIERUS' flagship product is OFFICE AnyWare. For more information, visit:, or call James Redmond, VP of Corporate Communication at 801-542-7800, ext. 1010, or mobile 801.259.1196, email

About Fortinet (

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 in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, 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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