SOURCE: Fortinet

May 12, 2008 12:00 ET

Fortinet Provides Services to Harley-Davidson Dealers

Leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) Vendor Provides Services for Harley-Davidson Dealer Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it is providing UTM functionality to more than 200 independently owned Harley-Davidson dealerships located throughout the United States.

Fortinet appliances including FortiGate™-50, FortiGate-60 and FortiGate-60B multi-threat security appliances are helping to provide firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS) and Web filtering functionality to protect networks.

Fortinet's FortiGate-500A appliance provides virtual private network (VPN) connectivity between multiple computer networks. The FortiGate appliances allow for secure VPN connectivity between multiple stores and locations and enable employees to connect to the Internet and intranet. To help protect the network against unwanted activity, FortiGate appliances are used for firewall, antivirus, IPS functionality and Web filtering functionality to limit viewable Websites.

Harley-Davidson Dealer Systems also use Fortinet's FortiManager-400A as the centralized management platform for the Fortinet security infrastructure.

"Fortinet's FortiGate systems provide an ideal combination of performance and security for Harley-Davidson Dealership Systems," said Karl Soderlund, vice president of Americas sales and business development for Fortinet.

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. FortiGate systems are centrally managed by Fortinet's FortiManager appliances which minimize the administrative effort required to deploy, configure, monitor and maintain the full range of network protection services provided by Fortinet products.

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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 seven programs by ICSA Labs (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, Anti-Spyware, and Anti-spam). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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