SOURCE: Fortinet


September 14, 2009 12:00 ET

Fortinet Gains NEBS Level 3 Compliance for Carrier-Class Network Security Appliances

UL Labs Testing Confirms Successful Operation of FortiGate-5000 Series Under Extreme Conditions

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that certain appliances within its FortiGate-5000 Series multi-threat security product line have gained NEBS Level 3 compliance -- a requirement for operation of carrier-class equipment in the central offices of major telecommunications companies. NEBS compliance is ascertained through a collection of independently administered tests that measure the tolerance of hardware equipment in extreme environmental, electrical and physical conditions. NEBS is recognized by the major telecommunications companies around the world.

As a result of rigorous testing performed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the FortiGate-5140D chassis, with FortiGate-5001A-DW and FortiSwitch-5003A modules, were found to have met all mandatory Telcordia GR-1089 and GR063 requirements and are therefore considered to be NEBS Level 3 compliant.

"The FortiGate-5000 Series is a high-performance, chassis-based product line that was designed for the stringent requirements of carrier-class equipment; we are very pleased to have the ruggedness of this product line verified with NEBS Level 3 compliancy," said Anthony James, vice president of product marketing, Fortinet. "Our enterprise and carrier customers around the world have successfully deployed the FortiGate-5000 Series for many years, but the NEBS Level 3 compliance now gives them even greater assurance of the reliability of their Fortinet network security infrastructure."

To determine NEBS Level 3 compliance, UL Labs conducted a series of tests that assessed the ability of certain appliances within the FortiGate-5000 Series to withstand high temperature, humidity, altitude; lighting and electromagnetic interference; and earthquake, office vibration, transportation handling, etc. For more information on the FortiGate-5000 Series, please visit

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Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in Unified Threat Management or UTM. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, spyware prevention and antispam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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