SOURCE: Fortinet

Fortinet

May 27, 2015 09:00 ET

Fortinet Unveils New FortiGuard Mobile Security Subscription Service to Protect Mobile Devices Across the Enterprise

Reinforces Company's Commitment to Helping Enterprises of All Sizes Deploy, Manage and Secure Networks in a Mobile Era

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced a new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service to help enterprises protect mobile devices from cyber threats, particularly in business environments where a "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy has been adopted. With industry reports(1) predicting that wireless access will eventually dominate wired access in enterprise networks, maintaining visibility and control of mobile traffic has become just as critical as traditional network traffic. The new FortiGuard Mobile Security subscription service includes mobile application control and mobile malware protection across both Apple IOS and Android environments.

In a separate press release today, Fortinet announced an agreement to acquire Meru Networks, a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking. The combination of the Meru acquisition with today's FortiGuard Mobile Security services launch strengthens Fortinet's solutions platform and reinforces its commitment to helping enterprises of all sizes deploy, manage and secure wireless networks in a mobile era.

Fortinet is one of the few network security companies that has visibility into mobile devices and traffic throughout the entire enterprise network, including the core, data center & cloud, WAN, LAN and WLAN. As the industry evolves, WLAN is becoming the access mechanism of choice for enterprises, as it allows flexible and cost effective deployment. Naturally, mobile devices connect here rather than through the fixed Ethernet LAN, which allows for greater scale and security services to provide mobile device enforcement.

Deployable with Fortinet's industry-leading FortiGate integrated security appliances, the new FortiGuard Mobile Security service can be purchased a la carte or as part of a comprehensive Full Coverage Enterprise Protection subscription bundle that will also include all services currently in the FortiGuard UTM bundle, including intrusion prevention, anti-virus, application control, web filtering and anti-spam, as well as cloud based advanced threat protection (ATP).

Fortinet FortiGuard subscription services provide comprehensive cyber security protection against content and network level threats. Powered by Fortinet's global threat research team with in-depth security expertise, threat signature updates are delivered in real-time to FortiGate devices around the world 24x7x365. Through FortiGuard research and services, Fortinet delivers a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and provides true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats.

"IT infrastructure is evolving constantly with BYOD, cloud, SDN, hybrid WAN and secure WLAN, making the enterprise more flexible, yet at the same time exposing new points of entry for the malicious attacks," said John Maddison, VP marketing products at Fortinet. "Our new mobile application control and mobile malware protection service integrated into the network, and particularly WLAN, provide enterprises globally with the visibility and control they need over mobile devices to protect their corporate assets, especially in BYOD environments."

Availability
The new FortiGuard Mobile Security Service will be available in Q3 2015.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments -- be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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(1) "2013 Network Barometer Report" (registration required) by Dimension Data

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