SOURCE: Fortinet


June 24, 2013 09:00 ET

Fortinet® Wins Computerworld Award for Unified Threat Management

End-Users in Hong Kong Pick the FortiGate® Family of Consolidated Security Platforms as Their Favourite UTM Product

HONG KONG--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2013) -   Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that its flagship FortiGate® family of consolidated security platforms has won the 2013 Computerworld Hong Kong award for Unified Threat Management (UTM). This recognition makes FortiGate the most preferred network security solution among Hong Kong IT end-users.

The Computerworld Hong Kong awards poll the publication's readers to identify the best products and services available in the territory. Spanning software, hardware, networking, security and services, these awards represent one of the strongest endorsements by IT professionals. This year's award ceremony was held on June 21 (Fri) at the famed Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong.

"Since 2002, Computerworld Hong Kong has sought to identify the territory's leading technology providers by canvassing the expert views of Hong Kong's leading IT professionals in order to recognize IT excellence and market leadership across 40-plus award categories," said Sheila Lam, editor at Computerworld Hong Kong. "Fortinet has been acknowledged this year by our readers as the leading provider in the UTM market and has clearly demonstrated a high level of service quality and product excellence."

This is the latest award Fortinet has received for its FortiGate portfolio. Earlier this year, NSS Labs gave their top "Recommend" rating to the FortiGate-3600C, FortiGate-800C and FortiGate-3240C for Next Generation Firewall, Firewall and IPS, respectively, based on the appliances' security effectiveness, high performance and low total cost of ownership. Earlier this month, Fortinet also won the Computerworld Malaysia and Computerworld Singapore Customer Care Awards, and the Network World Asia Information Management Award for Virtualization Security.

FortiGate consolidated security platforms deliver unmatched performance and protection while simplifying the network. Fortinet offers models to satisfy any deployment requirement from the FortiGate-20 series for small offices to the FortiGate-5000 series for very large enterprises, service providers and carriers. FortiGate platforms combine the FortiOS™ security operating system with FortiASIC™ processors and latest-generation CPUs to other hardware to provide a comprehensive, high-performance security solution to meet most business needs.

George Chang, Fortinet's VP for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, said: "IDC's research has already shown Fortinet to be a security market leader in Hong Kong, but getting a direct endorsement from customers takes our industry recognition to another level. We intend to continue to invest in product R&D, sales and support staff, and the channel to ensure that Fortinet remains enterprises' best partner for network security."

About Fortinet (
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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