SOURCE: Fortinet

June 24, 2008 12:00 ET

Fortinet Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification for High Standards of Quality Management

Certification Validates Fortinet Commitment to Providing Global Customer Base With World-Class Quality

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that the company has received certification to the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems standard. The certification applies to Fortinet's Burnaby and Ottawa, Canada locations, which represent key research and development centers for the company for activities such as hardware and software design and development, the FortiGuard® Network services, technical documentation and manufacturing operations.

The certification scope of the Quality Management System includes the design, development and manufacturing of network security products and the delivery of associated security services and support. As the most recognized quality standard in the world, ISO 9001:2000 is essential for corporations with international presence, as it provides a universal language to communicate to vendors, partners and customers worldwide about a company's adherence to a high standard of quality. ISO 9001:2000 certification is a validation of Fortinet's commitment to the utmost level of quality for its world-class customer base.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a globally recognized quality standards board that requires the development, manufacturing and supply of products and services to be more efficient and safe. ISO 9001:2000 provides the requirements for a quality management system (QMS), which is a framework for an organization to control its processes in order to achieve objectives including customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance and continual improvement.

"ISO 9001:2000 certification provides assurance to Fortinet's global customer base that all aspects of the development and manufacturing of products are meeting the strict guidelines for quality set forth by the ISO and required by our customers," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. "Business excellence, innovative products, and customer and business partner satisfaction are paramount to us and are now more easily attainable with this important management system certification."

Delivered via its flagship family of FortiGate® appliances, Fortinet provides a flexible platform that enables enterprises and service providers of all sizes to consolidate critical security technology and services to enhance network protection and reduce total cost of ownership. These ASIC-accelerated security appliances integrate essential security applications and services, including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up-to-date by Fortinet's FortiGuard Network, which provides regular updates that help ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic -- around the clock and around the world. FortiGate appliances are complemented by an array of messaging, management and analysis systems and end-point security solutions.

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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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