SOURCE: Fortinet


May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Fortinet® FortiGate-5140B and FortiGate-1000C Win Network Products Guide Awards for World's Best Firewall and Integrated Security

Premiere Information Technology Awards Honor Achievements in All Facets of the IT Industry

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that the company's FortiGate-5140B and FortiGate-1000C won "Best Firewall" and "Integrated Security" respectively at Network Products Guide's 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. These industry and peer recognitions are the world's premiere information technology awards, which honor achievements in every facet of the IT industry. The announcement was made at an exclusive awards gala held at Las Vegas' Luxor hotel on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in tandem with the Interop tradeshow.

"We are honored to have our FortiGate-5140B and FortiGate-1000C recognized by Network Products Guide judges in the categories of firewall and integrated security," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "We strive to provide our customers with solutions that exceed their expectations. The technology behind these two products offers enterprises, telcos and managed security service providers unmatched performance and broad network protection that is stable, reliable and easy to manage."

This is the fourth industry award Fortinet and its FortiGate products have won this year. In February, the company's FortiGate-60C won the "Best UTM Security" award at SC Magazine's Reader's Trust awards held in conjunction with the annual RSA conference in San Francisco. In May, the company's FortiGate-300C won "Best Integrated Security Solution" at SC Awards Europe 2012 that took place in London and won "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012 that took place in Toronto.

About the FortiGate-5140B
The FortiGate-5140B offers superior performance, reliability and scalability for high-speed service providers, large enterprises or telecommunications carrier networks. The FortiGate-5140B, running our latest FortiGate-5001B security blade, was named "World's Fastest Firewall" after delivering 559 Gbps firewall throughput in an independent test by BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. Native 10-GbE support and a highly-flexible AdvancedTCA™ (ATCA)-compliant architecture enable the FortiGate-5140B to protect today's dynamic, cloud-based, multi-tenant security-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service environments. The FortiGate-5140B supports up to fourteen blades, allowing customers to customize and scale their security solution for their unique environments. With IPv6 performance expected to exceed 500 Gbps, the FortiGate-5140B will also be the world's fastest IPv6 firewall. The security blades also integrate with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer systems to provide centralized command with rich analytics and reporting to help security managers stay fully current with evolving security needs.

About the FortiGate-1000C
The FortiGate-1000C integrates essential security and networking functions into a single device to help mid-enterprise networks and branch offices of large enterprises identify and thwart the targeted attacks they face. The FortiGate-1000C delivers the performance, deployment flexibility and future-ready technology today's mid-enterprise networks need. With numerous accelerated interfaces, organizations can create multiple security zones for various departments, users, access methods and even devices to enforce network security at accelerated speeds.

To help secure Wi-Fi connections, the FortiGate-1000C features an integrated wireless controller. Similar to wired traffic management, the wireless LAN controller in the FortiGate-1000C manages wireless traffic. Role-based firewall policies, protocol-level network access and application-based traffic shaping are examples of the granular control policies provided by the FortiGate-1000C. Without requiring another set of devices to control wireless traffic, customers benefit from both simplified network architecture and an integrated approach to security.

To showcase the wireless controller capabilities of the FortiGate-1000C, Fortinet is offering a free FortiAP-221B wireless access point with the purchase of any FortiGate-1000C bundle.

To accommodate flexible deployment and expansion options, the FortiGate-1000C provides two 10 Gb SFP+ ports, twelve 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports, eight shared 10/100/1000 RF-45 or 1 G SFP ports, two pairs of bypass-protected 10/100/1000 ports, as well as dual AC power supplies. The 128GB of onboard flash memory enables on-board report generation, data archiving and WAN optimization. WAN optimization eliminates unnecessary and malicious traffic, optimizes legitimate traffic and reduces the amount of bandwidth required to transmit data between applications and servers. The FortiGate-1000C also features advanced application control that enables administrators to define and enforce policies for thousands of applications running across networks regardless of port or the protocol used for communication.

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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 2011 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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