SOURCE: Fortinet

June 30, 2008 12:00 ET

Fortinet Debuts Enhanced FortiGuard Center and Security Research Capabilities

Update to Security Research Portal Improves Industry and Customer Education of Latest Vulnerabilities and Threats

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it has significantly enhanced its FortiGuard® Center, the online resource and update center that provides up-to-the minute information on breaking threats, vulnerabilities and security research. Fortinet's FortiGuard Center and team of security research professionals support the company's FortiGuard Subscription Services™ offering -- which includes FortiGuard Antivirus, FortiGuard IPS, FortiGuard Web Filtering and FortiGuard Antispam security research and update services.

The FortiGuard Center is Fortinet's threat update and security research hub, where visitors and customers can find timely threat and vulnerability information, as well as advisories, trend reports, deep threat analysis and the living "Virus World Map," which shows the top ten current threats per country. New FortiGuard Center features include:

--  Enhanced Vulnerability Coverage - A summary of new and recently-
    enhanced vulnerabilities, as well as the active exploitation, for customers
    to evaluate recent IPS updates in their products and focus on active
--  IPS Service Update History - A historical listing of all modifications
    in the IPS package that includes new and enhanced security content
--  Antivirus Top Threats - Top threats in virus/spyware, mobile threats,
    IM threats and phishing are now included in the updated antivirus page
--  Mobile Description Index - A listing of the current FortiGuard
    antivirus coverage on mobile threats

"In providing world-class service, we're already pushing critical protection updates to our customers' devices quickly and automatically. Our newly-enhanced FortiGuard Center provides a powerful resource for an intuitive and broad spectrum view of the most current threat and vulnerability landscape, helping customers to be better educated when managing the security of their networks," said Joe Yu, vice president of FortiGuard Services. "These latest updates to the FortiGuard Center represent many months of analysis of customer feedback and Web site usability, and we are confident that the revised portal will better serve our customers -- as well as provide pertinent information to the security industry at large."

Data for the FortiGuard Center is culled from Fortinet's global FortiGuard Network, which has data centers around the world in secure, high-availability locations that automatically deliver updates to the Fortinet security platforms. FortiGuard Antivirus, IPS, Web Filtering, and Antispam Subscription Services are regularly updated by the FortiGuard Global Security Research Team, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and threat protection from new and emerging network and application-level threats. These updates are delivered to FortiGate® network security appliances, FortiMail™ email security systems and FortiClient™ endpoint security software.

For more information FortiGuard Subscription Services visit The FortiGuard Center is updated around-the-clock as new information becomes available and is located on the Web at

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 seven programs by ICSA Labs (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, Anti-Spyware, and Anti-Spam). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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