SOURCE: Fortinet

October 14, 2008 14:00 ET

Fortinet Joins the Microsoft Active Protections Program

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Fortinet® -- a pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced it has joined the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). Fortinet will receive advanced information from Microsoft about their monthly security bulletins to anticipate emerging threats and provide mutual customers with more timely protections.

Through its participation in MAPP, Fortinet will be provided with vulnerability information in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update release to offer protection to customers efficiently and effectively.

"Security is an industry challenge. With Microsoft Active Protections Program, Fortinet and Microsoft continue to show each company's commitment to industry partnership to help protect customers," said Anthony James, vice president of products, Fortinet.

By receiving vulnerability information earlier, customers benefit from additional possible improvements that provide faster and automatic security protection through Fortinet's multi-threat integrated security appliances.

"Our partners share our passion for industry collaboration to protect a world full of Internet users," said Mark Miller, director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing product management. "No one company can accomplish this by itself. That is why we are partnering with Fortinet to advance and improve security."

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Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, 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 six programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, Network IPS, and Antispam. Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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