SOURCE: Fortinet


May 10, 2011 09:00 ET

Fortinet FortiGate-3950B Sets Record for Security Performance and Functionality, Achieving BreakingPoint Resiliency Score of 95/100 in Standards-Based Test

Fortinet to Further Demonstrate Firewall and IPS Performance in BreakingPoint Systems' Interop Booth #1667

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that its FortiGate®-3950B enterprise consolidated security appliance has achieved a BreakingPoint Resiliency Score™ of 95/100 -- the highest published score on record. The BreakingPoint Resiliency Score is an automated test based on industry standards for performance, security, and stability of network and security devices.

The BreakingPoint Resiliency Score™ establishes standards against which network and security devices are measured. It provides automated, standardized and deterministic methods for evaluating and ensuring the resiliency of networks, network equipment, and data centers. This feature of the BreakingPoint Cyber Tomography Machines (CTM)™ provides a standard measurement of the performance, security, and stability of networks and data centers using real-world application traffic, real-time security attacks, extreme user load, and application fuzzing. The BreakingPoint Resiliency Score is presented as a numeric grade from 1 to 100. Networks and devices may receive no score if they fail to pass traffic at any point or they degrade to an unacceptable performance level.

The Fortinet device under test (DUT) equipment consisted of a FortiGate-3950B platform running FortiOS 4.0 MR3 and utilizing its two built-in 10-GbE interfaces, which increase firewall and IPSec VPN performance. The evaluation was performed using one BreakingPoint Storm CTM containing one four-port 10-GbE card.

"We believe that it's essential to validate the performance of our network security solutions using metric-based, rigorous real-world testing," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing at Fortinet. "Our customers can deploy our products with the utmost confidence, as these standards-based evaluations enable enterprises to easily determine the right fit for their environments. As demonstrated by our BreakingPoint Resiliency Score testing, the FortiGate-3950B continues to impress with its security capabilities, scalability, flexibility and stability."

Fortinet at Interop
Fortinet will demonstrate the firewall and intrusion prevention system (IPS) performance and stability of the FortiGate-3950B at Interop at BreakingPoint Systems' Interop Booth #1667. Fortinet will also present more detailed findings and testing processes from the Resiliency Score method at 2 p.m. on May 10, 3 p.m. on May 11 and 1 p.m. on May 12. Additionally, Fortinet will support BreakingPoint's own "Pretender vs. Contender" presentation, which will review the best ways to perform network security device evaluations at 11 a.m. on May 10 and May 11, and 2 p.m. on May 12.

Fortinet's FortiGate consolidated security systems are ASIC-accelerated appliances that integrate core security and network functions including firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN, application control, IPS, Web filtering, antispam/antimalware, data loss prevention, SSL traffic inspection and WAN optimization. The FortiGate platform's unique approach combines custom FortiASIC processors with latest generation general purpose CPUs to minimize packet processing and latency while accurately scanning the data for threats. Custom FortiASIC™ processors enable organizations to detect malicious content- and connection-based threats at multi-Gigabit speeds.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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