SOURCE: Fortinet


June 12, 2013 09:00 ET

Fortinet FortiMail™ Earns Coveted Virus Bulletin VBSpam+ Certification Based on High Spam Catch Rate and Zero False Positives

Email Security Solution Earns 24th Consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam Award

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiMail™ email security solution has earned the VBSpam+ certification from Virus Bulletin, a leading security magazine, based on the software's high spam catch rate and zero false positives. This is FortiMail's 24th consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam award.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 19 other antispam products from multiple countries for spam catch rates and false positive rates. In addition to winning its 24th consecutive award, the report noted that FortiMail had zero false positive out of 13,563 legitimate and spam emails processed by the appliance.

"FortiMail has a VBSpam history going back as far as June 2009," said Martijn Grooten, antispam test director for Virus Bulletin. "Since then, FortiMail has edged very close to winning a VBSpam+ award several times -- and on this occasion it finally managed to do so. The product's high catch rate makes it one of the highest performing solutions available."

"Our engineers are constantly striving towards making the best email security appliances in the industry, and it's great to see their hard work being recognized today with VBSpam+ certification," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "Third party validations from esteemed publications such as Virus Bulletin are critical for our customers and partners, as they help them make better informed buying decisions."

The FortiMail family of email security solutions delivers proven, powerful messaging security features for any size organization, from small businesses to carriers, services providers and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding networks, the FortiMail family utilizes Fortinet's years of experience in helping protect high-volume service provider networks against spam, malware and other message-borne threats.

What sets FortiMail apart from competing email appliance manufacturers are its robust performance, deployment options, extreme scalability and its malware detection technology, which is updated by the FortiGuard® global threat research team 24/7/365. This is the same, award-winning threat detection technology also found in the FortiClient, FortiGate® and FortiWeb™ product lines.

New Features in FortiMail 5
In March 2013, Fortinet announced the availability of the FortiMail 5 operating system, which delivers three new compelling feature sets to current FortiMail customers with a valid support contract:

  • Groupware functionality: Calendaring and address book capabilities have been added, which enable FortiMail appliances to be deployed as fully functional mail servers with built-in security. The new OS also enables FortiMail appliances to operate in either a transparent and/or gateway mode, either as CPE or in the cloud, to offer customers the greatest deployment flexibility
  • Complete FortiGuard Category URL Filtering and Content Protection: Designed to protect customers from inappropriate or unwanted Web content, FortiGuard URL Database Categories are based upon Web content viewing suitability. Integrated within FortiMail 5.0, this capability provides real-time updates that enable administrators to apply highly granular policies that filter emails based on 79 Web content categories and over 100 million rated Websites. Continuous updates are provided via the global FortiGuard distribution network
  • MSSP-specific enhancements: FortiMail appliances running the new FortiMail 5.0 OS deliver a highly scalable, centrally managed, multi-tenant email protection solution for MSSPs seeking value-added secure messaging services that can be deployed quickly with minimal CAPEX and operational costs. The new features also allow greater resource partitioning and protection, which gives MSSPs more detailed analytics to assist in customer billing and resource usage

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About Virus Bulletin
Virus Bulletin started in 1989 as a magazine dedicated to providing PC users with a regular source of intelligence about computer malware, its prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack. Virus Bulletin quickly became the leading specialist publication in the field of malware and spam and is today produced in an online format. For many years, Virus Bulletin has carried out independent comparative testing of anti-malware products. The unique VB100 certification scheme is widely recognized within the industry. Virus Bulletin tests anti-malware products free of charge and, unlike other certification schemes, does not allow re-testing -- performances are reported exactly as they are found. 2009 saw the introduction of Virus Bulletin's anti-spam comparative testing and the VBSpam certification scheme which has also become widely recognized and respected within the industry.

About Fortinet (
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a 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 2012 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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