SOURCE: Fortinet

January 30, 2007 12:00 ET

Fortinet Ships 200,000th Security Appliance

Strong Market Adoption of Company's FortiGate™, FortiMail™, FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ Systems Fuel Shipment Growth

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- Fortinet -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that shipments of its network security appliances and complementary secure messaging, management and analysis systems have surpassed 200,000 units. This shipment milestone is a result of strong global customer adoption of Fortinet's solutions and integrated security approach.

First introduced in May 2002, Fortinet's FortiGate family of ASIC-accelerated network security systems are the flagship of the company's solutions suite. FortiGate systems deliver comprehensive network and content protection to enterprises and service providers of all sizes through the integration of eight essential security applications and services -- including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, anti-spyware, web filtering and traffic shaping. FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard™ subscription services, which provide continuous updates to help protect against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats -- around the clock, and around the world.

FortiGate systems are complemented by Fortinet's FortiMail, FortiAnalyzer and FortiManager product families. FortiMail systems are high-performance, multi-layered email security platforms that remove unwanted spam, provide maximum protection for blended email-related threats and facilitate regulatory compliance. FortiAnalyzer systems are real-time network logging, analyzing, and reporting systems that aggregate and analyze log data from FortiGate security appliances to provide network administrators with a comprehensive view of network usage and security information. Fortinet systems can be easily managed by FortiManager, an integrated management and monitoring platform that minimizes the administrative effort required to deploy, configure, monitor, and maintain the full range of network protection services provided by Fortinet.

"Enterprises must protect their networks against a massive array of cyber threats as well as meet regulatory requirements. Security practitioners are realizing that this can't be done with a point-solution approach, which is difficult and expensive to manage and maintain," said Richard Stiennon, Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet. "Fortinet is the only company with a comprehensive security platform built from the ground up to provide multiple layers of threat protection and management -- translating into better security through integration and a 'future-proof' solution that can easily scale with business requirements. Our shipment numbers show that the market is clearly adopting our solutions, and we're very proud of this achievement."

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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 the ICSA (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.

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