SOURCE: Fortinet

Fortinet

September 29, 2011 09:00 ET

Fortinet FortiMail Earns 14th Consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam Award

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

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 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 14th Virus Bulletin certification in the VBSpam Awards.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 22 other antispam products from multiple countries for spam catch rates and false positive rates. In addition to winning its 14th consecutive award, the report noted that FortiMail had just one false positive out of 4,300 sent to the appliance and that the device's spam catch rate has improved.

"It's great to see FortiMail validated by Virus Bulletin for consistently achieving high marks for its high spam catch rate and low false positive detections," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "Our FortiMail solution is a key component of many of our customers' ongoing battle against malicious messaging. They rely on FortiMail's accuracy and granular policy enforcement to help them keep their networks safe."

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 networks, the FortiMail appliances utilize Fortinet's years of experience in helping protect 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 2010 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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