SOURCE: Fortinet

June 13, 2007 12:00 ET

Fortinet Maintains No. 1 Worldwide UTM Revenue Position According to Leading Market Research Firm

Company Continues to Gain Market Share in Enterprise UTM Segment

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that new IDC research data confirms that the company ranked No. 1 for worldwide UTM revenue for Q1 2007, ahead of Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, Juniper and SonicWall. Additionally, IDC data confirmed that Fortinet experienced significant quarter over quarter growth in both factory revenue and units shipped in a key enterprise UTM price band segment, further acquiring market share from its competitors.

Data in IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, Q1 2007 indicated:

--  Fortinet is the overall leader in UTM factory revenue for Q1 2007,
    ahead of Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, Juniper and SonicWall.
--  Fortinet is the No. 1 vendor in the enterprise UTM ($25K-$49K) price
    band segment for both factory revenue and units shipped.
"The growing UTM market is being driven by the need for comprehensive security that can scale to accommodate a wide array of threats and can be cost-effectively managed and maintained," said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. "IDC's latest research confirms Fortinet's leading position in the worldwide UTM market as well as our growing foothold in the enterprise market -- a result of the fact that enterprises and service providers of all sizes continue to recognize the benefits of our high-performance, scalable FortiGate multi-threat security systems."

IDC defines UTM security appliance products as those that integrate multiple security features within one device, including network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), and gateway antivirus. Fortinet takes UTM further through its family of award-winning FortiGate™ multi-threat security systems that integrate eight essential security applications and services -- including firewall, antivirus, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention (IPS), antispam, Web content filtering and traffic shaping -- that can be deployed individually, or combined as a UTM solution.

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Fortinet® is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat 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 -- providing customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended 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 eight times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners. Certain data included in this press release, including competitive data used to compare Fortinet to other companies, is provided by IDC and has not been independently verified by Fortinet.

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