SOURCE: Fortinet

March 22, 2007 12:00 ET

Fortinet Ranked No. 1 in Worldwide UTM Revenue for 2006 by Leading Market Research Firm

Company Also Sees Significant Growth in High-End Multi-Threat System Adoption

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that IDC research data confirms that the company ranked No. 1 for worldwide UTM revenue for 2006. Additionally, in line with Fortinet's objectives to grow in the high-end market, IDC data confirmed that in Q4 2006, Fortinet experienced significant quarter over quarter growth in shipments of its high-end security systems.

Data in IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, Q4 2006, which also includes data for 2006, indicated:

--  Fortinet is the overall leader in UTM factory revenue for all of 2006
    and Q4 2006, ahead of SonicWall, Juniper, Cisco and Crossbeam.
--  Fortinet was the No. 1 vendor in the $50K-$99.9K UTM price band
    segment for units shipped in Q4 2006, growing significantly quarter over
--  Fortinet is the No. 1 vendor in the enterprise UTM ($25K-$49K) price
    band segment in both factory revenue and units shipped for all of 2006 and
    Q4 2006
--  Fortinet is the No. 1 vendor in the enterprise UTM ($10K-$24.9K) price
    band in terms of units shipped for all of 2006 and Q4 2006
--  In Q4 2006, shipments of Fortinet's high-end systems in the ($100K-
    $249.9K) price band segments for Q4 2006, grew significantly quarter over
--  Fortinet also maintains a leading position in UTM in Western Europe
    and Asia Pacific (including Japan), based on strong revenues and success in
    all market segments for 2006.
"Fortinet has seen a strong increase in customer demand for our high-end FortiGate security systems, which is supported by IDC's latest data," said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. "This demand has been driven by large enterprises, MSSPs and carriers worldwide that recognize that Fortinet provides the most flexible, scalable and comprehensive multi-threat security platform available to address their varying security needs."

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 anti-virus. 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 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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