SOURCE: Fortinet


October 18, 2010 12:00 ET

Fortinet Wins for Best Network Firewall in Information Security Magazine 2010 Readers' Choice Awards

FortiGate-1240B Multi-Threat Security Appliance Lauded for High-Performance Security and Ease-of-Management; FortiScan Also Awarded for Vulnerability Management

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it received a Gold award for network firewall for its FortiGate-1240B multi-threat security appliance in the 2010 Information Security Magazine Readers' Choice Awards. Fortinet also won a Silver award for its FortiScan™ vulnerability management appliance. The FortiGate-1240B won for enterprise-grade, high-performance security features, as well as ease-of-use and ease-of-management. FortiScan was awarded for its scalability, remediation capabilities, ease-of-installation and ease-of-management.

Nine months in the making, the awards reflect extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between editors from TechTarget, the magazine's publisher, as well as security technology experts, and the TechTarget User Advisory board. The board is comprised of chief security officers and chief information security officers from major U.S. corporations who define the appropriate categories and criteria to encompass the most critical security technologies and functionality. TechTarget then asks more than 1,600 information security executives and managers to assess and rate products they deploy within their organizations from a listing of more than 360 products. Finally, the judging panel then selects Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners within the product categories to be featured in the awards issue of Information Security Magazine.

"We are incredibly pleased to add these prestigious product awards to our impressive catalog of industry recognition, as the opinions of our users and the security community-at-large are especially important to us," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "With both our network firewall and vulnerability management product lines, we continue to channel our innovation to create the most competitive best-in-class products that enterprises of all sizes, as well as MSSPs and carriers, can use to secure and improve the backbone of their networks."

Fortinet's FortiGate-1240B appliance provides a high-performance, consolidated array of security and networking functions including complete content protection against network, content, and application-level threats without degrading network availability and uptime. All FortiGate® systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate core security and network functionalities including firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antispam, application control, data loss prevention, SSL traffic inspection and WAN optimization. FortiGate's unique approach combines custom FortiASIC™ processors with latest generation general CPUs to minimize packet processing while accurately scanning the data for threats. Custom FortiASIC processors enable organizations to detect malicious content- and connection-based threats at multi-Gigabit speeds.

Fortinet's FortiScan appliance provides a centrally managed, enterprise-scale vulnerability management solution that enables organizations to close IT compliance gaps, and implement continuous monitoring in order to audit, evaluate, and comply with internal, industry, and regulatory policies for IT controls and security at the Operating System (OS) level. FortiScan integrates endpoint vulnerability management, industry and federal compliance, patch management, remediation, auditing and reporting into a single, unified appliance for immediate results.

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About Fortinet (
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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