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April 23, 2015 11:30 ET

Fortinet Forms Exclusive Alliance With Exodus Intelligence to Further Protect Global Enterprises Against Cyber Threats

Two of the Security Industry's Top Threat Research Teams Join Forces to Share Intelligence; Offer New Customer Services to Mitigate Looming Security Risks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - RSA booth #4400 North Hall - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced a partnership with Exodus Intelligence (featured recently on the cover of Time magazine) designed to facilitate information sharing between the two organizations, to further protect enterprises across the globe from looming cyber threats. The combination of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs broad threat research coverage and the unique expertise Exodus provides on the latest emerging zero-day threats, provides a significant benefit in gaining advanced notice of attacks before they have already infiltrated an organization's network. In addition to the intelligence sharing elements of the partnership, both Exodus and Fortinet will work on the development of new customer-facing threat mitigation and incident response services.

Cyber adversaries are persistent, motivated, agile, and employ a variety of tactics and techniques designed to compromise enterprise systems, disrupt services, commit financial fraud, expose sensitive information and steal intellectual property. To enhance incident response actions and bolster cyber defenses, organizations must harness the collective wisdom of peers through information sharing and coordinated incident response. The exchange of the latest threat intelligence data has the potential to significantly help in preventing looming cyber attacks.

"Zero-day exploits typically impact organizations far before they have the opportunity to remedy the situation," said Logan Brown, president of Exodus Intelligence. "Exodus specializes in unearthing these types of vulnerabilities and developing exploits to demonstrate the impact of such flaws. Combined with the broad breadth of threat intelligence the FortiGuard team provides, we expect our partnership to enable the discovery and prevention of many ongoing, covert cyber attacks and to further protect organizations from serious these threats."

Details of the intended partnership include:

  • Joint engagement with customers around the globe to discover and prevent zero-day security threats.
  • Training on specialized zero-day methodologies and techniques to further extend Fortinet's breadth of threat prevention.
  • Joint development of an early-warning system designed to alert enterprise, financial services, healthcare customers and others of imminent zero-day threats, and provide prevention, consultation on remediation strategies.

"It is imperative we continue to fight back against a growing base of cyber criminals," said Derek Manky, global security strategist at Fortinet. "The zero-day problem has always been a challenge to address. How do you protect against the unknown? Our extended partnership with Exodus allows us to better tackle 'bad actors' by beating them at their own game. Both FortiGuard Labs and Exodus have a proven, unparalleled track record in the industry for discovering and protecting against zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits. Together we will continue to lead the way and innovate on strategic new services that will allow us to stay one step ahead of black hat attackers."

About Exodus Intelligence
Exodus Intelligence is comprised of a team of world-class security researchers dedicated to providing their customers with the latest exclusive information on emerging zero-day threats. With over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, along with their 150+ independent researchers, Exodus is able to determine, and report on critical threats facing technology today. For more information about Exodus please visit https://www.ExodusIntel.com or follow @ExodusIntel on Twitter.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments -- be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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