SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiAnalyzer™ v4.0 MR3 firmware and FortiAnalyzer family of logging, analyzing and reporting appliances has received certification for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL)2+. The FortiAnalyzer family of appliances securely aggregates log data from Fortinet network security devices and other syslog-compatible devices. A broad suite of easily customized reports enables users to analyze, report and archive security event, network traffic, Web content and messaging data to measure policy compliance.
The Common Criteria certification process provides a third-party evaluation service for determining the trustworthiness of information technology security products, which is fundamentally important to the company's enterprise and government customers. Evaluations involve formal rigorous analysis and testing to examine security aspects of a product or system. Extensive testing activities involve a broad and formally repeatable process, confirming that the security product functions as claimed by the manufacturer. Security weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities are specifically examined during an evaluation.
The FortiAnalyzer platform integrates network logging, analysis and reporting to increase an organization's knowledge of security events throughout its network. With the FortiAnalyzer family, organizations can centralize security event analysis, forensic research, reporting, content archiving, data mining, malicious file quarantining and vulnerability management in a single platform.
"During the evaluation we found Fortinet's FortiAnalyzer v4.0 MR3 to be a comprehensive log collection, analysis and reporting tool that works well with a wide variety of Fortinet and other Syslog compatible devices in a secure manner," said Erin Connor, director of the EWA-Canada Common Criteria testing lab. "This EAL 2+ evaluation is the latest in Fortinet's continuing commitment to providing high quality products that are independently verified to meet international security standards."
"As Fortinet continues to focus on growing sales in large enterprises and government markets, industry certifications such as Common Criteria EAL 2+ become critical," said Steve Kirk, vice director of Fortinet Federal. "By attaining the EAL 2+ certification, our customers know that the FortiAnalyzer family offers a trusted security solution and an assurance that we will be there to provide full support over the long term."
The Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluations, also known as ISO standard 15408, was developed by the national security organizations of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and The Netherlands. It provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for many types of commercial and nationally-sensitive government-use IT security products.
In January of this year, a number of Fortinet products were Department of Defense UC APL Certified. Additional certifications that Fortinet products have received include: ISO 9001:2008, NSS, ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, FIPS, U.S. Army IAAPL and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL 4+).
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EWA-Canada (www.ewa-canada.com) is Canada's premier Information Assurance consulting firm specializing in IT Security Engineering, Managed Security Services and independent third-party evaluation and testing of products in its Common Criteria, FIPS 140 2 Cryptographic Module and Security Content Automation Protocol test labs. EWA-Canada is recognized for its comprehensive experience with Common Criteria evaluations, enabling companies to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the evaluation process thereby ensuring their products meet important certification requirements. For further information please visit us at www.ewa-canada.com/studies/it_security.php.
About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a 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 2012 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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