SOURCE: Fortinet


November 15, 2013 09:00 ET

Fortinet®'s FortiDB Wins SC Magazine 5 Star Award and Best Buy Rating

High Performance and Feature Rich Database Security Appliance "...Is One of a Long String of Fortinet Successes"

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiDB-1000C was honored by SC Magazine with a five star (out of five stars) award and "Best Buy" rating in the magazine's latest application and web security appliance roundup published on November 1, 2013. The appliance won perfect five star marks in the categories of Features, Support, Value for Money and Performance. For the full review, please visit:

In a head-to-head comparison against five security appliances from competitors that included Barracuda, McAfee, Imperva and F5 Networks, SC Magazine reviewer, Peter Stephenson wrote, "Fortinet is well-known for its products, and those we have reviewed in the past exhibited high quality response to a variety of challenges. The FortiDB-1000C did not disappoint us in this regard. It is one of a long string of Fortinet successes."

About the FortiDB-1000C
Designed for mid-sized enterprises, the FortiDB-1000C is a broad database security and compliance platform that helps protect databases and applications from internal and external threats. Utilizing its flexible policy framework, FortiDB allows quick and easy implementation of internal IT control frameworks for database activity monitoring, IT audit and regulatory compliance.

"(The FortiDB-1000C) has 24/7 or 8/5 support available, with engineers who are helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. The user interface is interactive and easy to operate. The product itself can monitor up to 30 databases," Stephenson noted in his review. "The documentation and support were some of the best we have seen."

Additional product features include:

  • Scalable protection for hundreds of databases
  • The heterogeneous platform supports AIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Solaris 10, Windows XP/Vista, Windows Server 2003, and virtualized environments
  • Quick time-to-value with hundreds of pre-populated policies covering known exploits, configuration weaknesses, sensitive data, operational risks and compliance
  • Automated policy generation to accelerate deployment process
  • Easy deployment of database activity monitoring/audit across hundreds of databases via centralized policy management

In terms of benchmark testing, Stephenson wrote, "The 1000C passed all of our testing with flying colors. We tested it by creating databases performing routine database tasks in our test bed, and by running attacks using sqlmap and Armitage. The device logged all of the attack events, which, of course, is important to administrators. Logging is complete and there are many features specifically targeted at compliance reporting. In addition to detecting our attempts at database compromise, the 1000C can initiate database vulnerability tests of its own."

Stephenson concluded his review by noting, "(The FortiDB-1000C) exceeded initial expectations and received almost no negative points. It has the potential to be a significant asset to any organization's database security. Its value for money, considered over its lifecycle, is excellent and the solid reputation of the vendor is a positive consideration."

"With the recent increase in hacker activities and internal data thefts, companies are forced to evaluate at all layers of data protection, especially at the database level, as that's where a company's confidential information resides. FortiDB has been engineered to address all database security functions from assessment to database audit in one cost efficient appliance," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "We're excited to see the FortiDB-1000C positively recognized by an esteemed independent publication, such as SC Magazine."

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at

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