SOURCE: Fortinet


September 15, 2009 12:00 ET

Fortinet to Present at Virus Bulletin VB2009 Conference

Fortinet Security Research Experts to Share Insight on Current Malware Landscape

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that four experts from its FortiGuard® Global Security Research Team will be sharing their insights on the current malware landscape at Virus Bulletin's VB2009 conference on September 23-25, 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Members of Fortinet's security research team will present the following papers:

--  "Fighting cybercrime: technical, juridical and ethical challenges,"
    Wednesday, September 23, 4:20 p.m. Speaker: Guillaume Lovet, Threat
    Response senior manager.
--  "'I am not a numero!': assessing global security threat levels,"
    Thursday, September 24, 10:40 a.m. Speaker: Bryan Lu, FortiGuard project
--  "The hackpacker guide: an in-depth look into custom run-time
    packers," Thursday, September 24, 5:00 p.m. Speaker: Xu Yang, FortiGuard
    project manager.
--  "Botnet-powered SQL injection attacks: a deeper look within" is
    selected as a reserve paper and will be part of the proceedings. Authors:
    David Maciejak, IPS analyst, and Guillaume Lovet.

Introduced in 1991, the VB conference is considered the anti-malware event of the year. The conference represents an opportunity for experts in the field to share their research interests, discuss methods and technologies and set new standards, as well as meet with -- and learn from -- those who put their technologies into practice in the real world. Only 38 of more than 160 proposals were selected by the VB2009 committee for this year's conference program. The strong presence of Fortinet's industry experts comes in recognition of their major contribution on the latest findings on global Internet threats and attacks.

For more information about the VB2009 conference, please visit: Information on Fortinet's FortiGuard Threat Research and Response Center can be found at

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Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in Unified Threat Management or UTM. 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 -- 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 five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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