SOURCE: Fortinet


October 11, 2013 09:00 ET

Fortinet® Wins Four Computerworld Readers' Choice Awards

End Users in Singapore and Malaysia Pick the FortiGate Network Security Platform as Their Favorite Product

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that its flagship FortiGate® network security platform has won four Readers' Choice awards from Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia. Fortinet triumphed in the categories of unified threat management (UTM) and intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS) in Singapore and in IDS/IPS and Enterprise Firewall & VPN in Malaysia.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Fortinet has clinched Readers' Choice awards in Singapore, and the third consecutive year the company has won in Malaysia.

Computerworld's Readers' Choice awards are presented to vendors that garner the most votes from end-users that pick their favorite products in a number of predetermined categories and represent one of the strongest endorsements by IT professionals. This year's award ceremonies were held at Singapore's Raffles Hotel and Kuala Lumpur's Le Meridien on October 4 and October 9, respectively.

"Fortinet's multi-category wins highlight the vendor's acceptance across all key segments of the network security industry. Clearly, the firm's investment and efforts in staying ahead of its competition and the fast changing security landscape have paid off," said Computerworld Singapore editor Jack Loo.

Computerworld Malaysia editor AvantiKumar added, "The firewall makes up the security backbone of the modern enterprise. Fortinet's dominance in this category suggests that the vendor forms the bedrock of many Malaysian businesses today."

Additional Fortinet Awards
This year, Fortinet has won more than 20 industry awards around the world for its products. In February, the FortiGate-100D won Best Integrated Security and Unified Threat Management (UTM) from "InfoSecurity Products Guide." In April, the company was recognized by Frost & Sullivan for UTM Market Leadership, and the FortiGate-3240C and FortiGate-1000C won awards for Best Network Security and Best Integrated Security respectively at this year's SC Awards Europe. In May, the FortiGate-3600C won "Net World's" Product of the Year. In June, the FortiGate-3600C won Interop Tokyo 2013's Best in Show, two "Computerworld" Customer Care awards for Malaysia and Singapore, a "Computerworld" Hong Kong Best UTM award and "Network World's" Information Management award for Network Virtualization. In July, Fortinet was honored with Frost & Sullivan's APAC Network Security Vendor of the Year. In August, FortiVoice FVC-40S phone system won a 2013 "INTERNET TELEPHONY" Excellence Award and the FortiGate-3600C won "e-zone's" Best Next Generation Firewall.

FortiGate network 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 and retail networks to the FortiGate-5000 series for large enterprises, service providers, data centers and carriers. FortiGate platforms integrate the purpose-built FortiOS™ operating system with custom FortiASIC™ processors and the latest-generation CPUs to provide comprehensive, high-performance security.

"The clear recognition we are getting from these wins is consistent with the continued strong demand we are seeing for our security solutions," said George Chang, Fortinet's VP for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. "I am proud that end-users recognize us as the industry leader but am even more heartened that enterprises see the value of security and are continuing to invest in it even in these challenging times."

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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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