SOURCE: Fortinet

December 17, 2007 12:00 ET

Fortinet No. 1 in Worldwide UTM Market According to Leading Market Research Firm

Company Also Leads Two Enterprise UTM Price Bands for Q3 2007

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2007) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that new IDC research data confirms that for the third consecutive quarter, the company ranked No. 1 in worldwide UTM factory revenue for Q3 2007, ahead of Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, Juniper and SonicWall. According to this data, Fortinet has also displaced Cisco as the leader in two enterprise UTM price bands ($10K-$24.9K and $25K-$49.9K). Additionally, IDC data confirmed that Fortinet saw healthy growth in both factory revenue and units shipped in a high-end UTM price band ($100K-$249.9K), which typically represents sales to large enterprises and service providers.

Data in the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, December 2007 confirmed:

--  Fortinet is the overall leader in UTM factory revenue for Q3 2007,
    ahead of Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, Juniper and SonicWall
--  Fortinet is the No. 1 vendor in the two enterprise UTM price band
    segments ($10K-$24.9K and $25K-$49.9K) for both factory revenue and units
--  Fortinet grew significantly in a high-end ($100K-$249.9K) price band
    for both factory revenue and units shipped
--  Fortinet is the overall leader in UTM factory revenue for Western
    Europe and Asia Pacific

"Market adoption for UTM solutions continues to increase as all-sized businesses realize the security, operational and cost benefits of integrating critical security functions into an appliance," said Ken Xie, president, founder and CEO of Fortinet. "As evidenced by the latest IDC data, the enterprise UTM price band segment in particular witnessed significant growth in Q3, and Fortinet's share of this market grew as well. This shows that enterprises are recognizing the need for a truly integrated UTM solution to secure both their core networks and their remote offices, and are increasingly turning to Fortinet for their solution."

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), anti-spam, 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 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 anti-spam -- 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, SSL, Network IPS, and Anti-Spyware). 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. Statements herein that are attributable to IDC, such as statements comparing Fortinet to other companies, are based on IDC data and have not been independently verified or endorsed by Fortinet.

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