SOURCE: Fortinet


June 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Fortinet® Wins Interop Tokyo 2013's Grand-Prix Best of Show Award for Security

Industry Experts Recognize the FortiGate-3600C Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) for Its High Performance, Broad Security Functionality and Cost Effectiveness

TOKYO--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that its FortiGate®-3600C next-generation firewall (NGFW) has won the Grand-Prix (Grand Prize) in the security category at Interop Tokyo 2013's Best of Show Awards, edging out security products from Cisco, FireEye and Dell SonicWall. Fortinet's innovative and technologically advanced network security appliance stood out among the networking solutions presented by more than 300 exhibitors at the 20th annual Interop Tokyo, held at Makuhari Messe from June 12 to 14.

Suguru Yamaguchi, Professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan and the jury leader for this year's awards said, "Fortinet's FortiGate-3600C is highly appraised because it combines high performance NGFW capabilities with outstanding cost of ownership. The appliance also has features that differentiate it from other vendors while meeting the network security demands of large enterprises."

About the FortiGate-3600C
The feature-rich FortiGate-3600C offers large enterprises and MSSPs the most advanced network security appliance in the industry.

The appliance runs FortiOS 5, the most powerful network security operating system in the world and includes next-generation firewall capabilities that include more control with network, user and device defined policy; integrated security with firewall, IPS, application control and VPN functionality with advanced behavior inspection for improved advanced threat detection; and enhanced performance for every customer environment.

Thanks to the appliance's FortiASIC™ custom processors, the new FortiGate-3600C delivers up to 60 Gbps of firewall performance, 28 million concurrent sessions per second, 25 Gbps IPSec VPN and up to 14 Gbps intrusion prevention (IPS) to protect high volume enterprise environments from today's advanced threats. In addition to its high performance, the FortiGate-3600C is highly scalable and features 12X 10 GbE ports, 16X GbE ports and 2X GbE copper management ports to give enterprise customers maximum deployment flexibility.

"We are honored to be recognized by the Interop Tokyo jury selection committee for the Grand-Prix Best of Show award for security," said Norio Kubota, country manager of Fortinet Japan. "This top prize awarded to our FortiGate-3600C validates our strength in enterprise network security innovation and recognizes our FortiGate platform for its high performance, low total cost of ownership and extensive feature set. We intend to continue to push innovation and work closely with our channel partners in order to bring robust network security to Japanese enterprises."

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About Interop Tokyo's Best of Show Awards
Interop Tokyo's Best of Show Awards have several categories including Cloud Platform, Security, Datacenter/Storage and Career/SP Networking. A jury comprising senior representatives from academia, businesses and media in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector awards a Grand-Prix and one or more Special Prizes for each category. The experience and credentials of the jurists make the Best of Show Awards one of the most important industry recognitions in Japan.

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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