SOURCE: Fortinet

December 13, 2007 12:57 ET

Fortinet Named Finalist in Four Security Product Categories in SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards 2008

FortiGate Unified Threat Management Systems Recognized for Innovation in Enterprise Firewall, Integrated Security, Intrusion Prevention and Anti-Malware Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that its FortiGate™ multi-threat security systems have earned four finalist nominations in the SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards 2008 program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. The FortiGate systems were nominated for "Best Enterprise Firewall," "Best Integrated Security," "Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention" and "Best Anti-Malware" solutions.

"Our 2008 finalists, including Fortinet, represent some the industry's leading lights, as judged by our readership," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Moving into 2008, our readers are recognizing that companies such as Fortinet are helping them meet their security challenges."

This is the fourth consecutive year that Fortinet's FortiGate systems have received finalist nominations in the SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards. This year, the FortiGate solutions were selected from over 600 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories. Finalists of the SC Magazine Awards program are determined through voting conducted by the publication's readers. Readers vote for what they view as the solution that is most effective at helping them to address the problems for which it was designed.

"SC Magazine readers are among the most discerning decision-makers in the IT security community. We are honored to once again be recognized by these industry experts for our innovation and enterprise-class security solutions," said Richard Stiennon, CMO of Fortinet. "Fortinet is committed to continuing to innovate and deliver solutions that provide superior protection capabilities and deployment flexibility while reducing the operational burden and costs compared to managing multiple point products."

Fortinet's FortiGate systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate essential security applications such as antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard Network, which helps ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic and more -- around the clock and around the world.

The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, individuals, brands and products short-listed address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow. The SC Magazine Reader Trust Award 2008 winners will be determined by SC Magazine judges and announced at a gala dinner in San Francisco on April 8, 2008.

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About Fortinet (

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 help protect against 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.

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