SOURCE: Fortinet

October 16, 2008 12:00 ET

Fortinet Named a "Top Player" in Radicati Group's Email Security Appliances Market Quadrant

Company's FortiMail Appliances Recognized for Innovation and Market Adoption

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it has been named a "Top Player" in Radicati Group's "Email Security Appliances -- Market Quadrant 2008." The quadrant evaluates vendors who offer integrated security appliances that include pre-configured hardware and software solutions. "Top Players," according to Radicati Group, are current leaders of this market, with products that have built up large customer bases.

Fortinet achieved this placement due to the merits of its FortiMail™ email security platforms and its FortiGate™ new generation security gateways. Both security appliance families can help to remove unwanted spam and provide maximum protection for blended email-related threats.

FortiMail appliances enable enterprises to increase productivity by reducing unwanted spam messages and help facilitate regulatory compliance through advanced email content archiving and routing. Fortinet offers email protection updates through its FortiGuard™ Antispam and Antivirus Subscription Services, which leverage Fortinet's reputation database and signatures to identify and block spam, phishing attempts, viruses, spyware and other email-borne threats and deliver automatic real-time updates to FortiGate and FortiMail appliances located around the world.

"Fortinet, first known for its integrated security products, has been a sleeping giant in the innovation of its FortiMail email security appliances," said Masha Khmartseva, senior analyst, Radicati Group. "The company was named a 'Top Player' due to its rapid customer adoption across its entire product line and the strength of its homegrown technology."

Radicati Group's market quadrants rank vendors based on a four quadrant system, which includes "Mature Players," "Specialists," "Trail Blazers," and "Top Players" quadrants. Leading players in each market segment are ranked based on the features and functionality of their solution and their market share in that segment. Radicati market quadrants provide a comparative viewpoint of the market and an analysis of each vendor included in the study, including both strengths and weaknesses.

"We are very pleased to have been ranked a 'Top Player' in Radicati's email security appliances market quadrant, as it reflects the positive feedback that we have received from our customers and the growing adoption of our FortiMail product family," said Ken Xie, president, founder and CEO of Fortinet. "FortiMail appliances deliver the high-performance, flexibility, accuracy and cost-effectiveness enterprises require to fight against the continued increase in mail threats and meet associated compliance requirements."

To download a copy of the Radicati "Email Security Appliances -- Market Quadrant 2008" report, visit: http://www.fortinet.com/promo/TopPlayer_emailSecurity.html. For more information on Fortinet's FortiMail appliances, visit: http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortimail.html.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

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.

Copyright © 2008 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, including, but not limited to, the following trademarks: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiDB, APSecure, and ABACAS. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Certain statements in this release attributed to third parties, such as certain statements or conclusions attributed to the Radicati Group, have not been independently verified by Fortinet and Fortinet does not separately endorse or adopt such statements.

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