SOURCE: Fortinet

February 12, 2007 14:00 ET

Fortinet Wins Two SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards

IT Professionals Recognize FortiGate Systems as "Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution" and "Best Integrated Security Solution"

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Fortinet -- the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions -- today announced that its family of FortiGate™ systems has been declared "Best Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IPS) Solution" and "Best Integrated Security Solution" in SC Magazine's 2007 Reader Trust Awards. The second consecutive year that Fortinet has earned SC Magazine Reader Trust awards, the company was presented this year's awards at a gala ceremony held in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent RSA Conference, the world's leading information security event.

The SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards acknowledge technical excellence and demonstrate the important role that information security professionals play in helping to shape the industry. Fortinet's FortiGate systems were among nearly 400 entries submitted in 20 technology categories and chosen for the two awards by more than 9,000 IT professionals and the publication's readers who voted on the publication's website.

"As we witness more and more incidents of data theft and exposure, it becomes obvious that our IT security practitioners and companies that support them are critical in today's business world," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

"Fortinet integrates premier home-grown security applications and services into our FortiGate systems. We're especially pleased to be recognized both for the full scope of our integrated security solution as well as our specific IPS capabilities," said Richard Stiennon, chief marketing officer for Fortinet. "Being selected for Best Intrusion Detection and Prevention solution by technology users dispels the myth that integrated can't also translate into best-of-breed."

Fortinet's market-leading FortiGate family of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat 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.

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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, Web content filtering, 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, IDS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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