SOURCE: Fortinet

Fortinet

March 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Fortinet FortiMail Earns 11th Consecutive Virus Bulletin AntiSpam Award

Messaging Security Appliance Earns Comparative VBSpam Certification Based on Improved Spam Catch Rate and the Elimination of False Positives

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the company's FortiMail™ messaging security appliance has been awarded its 11th Virus Bulletin certification in the VBSpam Awards.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 18 other antispam products from 13 different countries for spam catch rates and false positive rates. The Virus Bulletin Report noted that "It is a good thing if a product performs well several tests in a row and even better when it also manages to improve its performance." According to the report, FortiMail both increased its spam catch rate slightly and eliminated false positives. The appliance saw its final score improve for the third time in a row and easily won its 11th VBSpam award.

"We are gratified to learn that FortiMail performed so well in this latest round of testing and was singled out for its increased spam catch rate and eliminating all false positives during the multiple tests," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "This 11th consecutive VBSpam certification is recognition of Fortinet's ability to provide networks of all sizes with high-performance and high-accuracy messaging security."

The FortiMail family of messaging security appliances delivers proven, powerful messaging security for any size organization, from small businesses to carriers, services providers and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding messaging systems, the FortiMail appliances utilize Fortinet's years of experience in protecting networks against spam, malware and other message borne threats.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
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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