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Fortinet

September 05, 2012 09:00 ET

Fortinet® Receives Next-Generation Firewall Evaluation From ICSA Labs

Adds to Company's Long List of ICSA Labs Certifications That Include Firewall, Anti-Virus, IPSec, Network IPS, SSL-TLS and Web Application Firewall

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) -  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that the company's FortiGate-3140B next-generation firewall has completed ICSA Labs' next-generation firewall evaluation.

Next-generation firewalls (NGFW) provide an extended level of access control by monitoring network communications at the application layer. This includes granular application identification and control, user-based authentication and identification and protection from botnets and sophisticated malware.

"When considering the purchase of a critical network security device like a next-generation firewall, it's essential to evaluate a vendor that's been validated by a globally-recognized, independent, third-party testing company, such as ICSA Labs," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of products at Fortinet. "Our FortiGate-3140B next-generation firewall completed the NGFW evaluation by ICSA Labs, the first testing organization to provide a standard way for customers to compare products claiming to offer NGFW protection and that's important."

Fortinet's FortiGate platform is already certified under ICSA Labs' Network Firewall - Corporate testing program, which tests a product's fundamental network firewall functionality. The additional next-generation firewall evaluation takes the existing certification to an advanced level of technology verification. ICSA Labs evaluated these essential features and reported the following results:

       
  User-Based Authentication: 100%  
  User Protection: 97.72%  
  Malware Protection: 100%  
  URL Filtering: 91.25%  
  Blocking via Destination: 100%  
  Attacks Targeting Applications: 97.37%  
  Server Protection: 97.22%  
  False Positives None  
       

"Fortinet has been submitting its network security products to ICSA Labs for certification for the past 10 years, consistently meeting the high standards set by us, and FortiGate-3140B proved to be no exception," said Brian Monkman, ICSA Labs' Perimeter Security Programs manager.

ICSA Labs Certifications
In addition to ICSA Labs' newest next-generation firewall evaluation, Fortinet also currently holds ICSA Labs certifications for Anti-Virus, IPSec, Network Firewalls, Network IPS, SSL-TLS and Web Application Firewalls.

About the FortiGate-3140B
The FortiGate-3140B is an IPv6-ready next-generation firewall with integrated application control and intrusion prevention, enabling granular control of more than 2,200 discrete applications and real-time protection against the latest Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Designed for exceptional scalability to protect large enterprise and service provider networks, the FortiGate-3140B features 10 hardware-accelerated 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) ports and 12 hardware-accelerated Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports. In terms of performance, the FortiGate-3140B can handle up to 58 Gbps firewall throughput, 10 million concurrent sessions and up to 200,000 new sessions per second.

Like other members of the FortiGate product family, the FortiGate-3140B combines firewall, application control, IP Sec and SSL VPN, intrusion prevention, antivirus, antimalware, antispam and Web filtering into a single device with all features turned on for a single price.

For more information on Fortinet's FortiGate product line, please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/index.html

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About ICSA Labs (www.icsalabs.com)  
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq:VZ), offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
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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