SOURCE: Fortinet


June 08, 2009 12:00 ET

Fortinet's FortiClient Earns Seventh Consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% Award

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that its FortiClient™ end-point security software was awarded a seventh consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% (VB100) award for 2008/2009 testing, totaling 13 VB100 awards that Fortinet has received throughout its history. The latest VB100 test evaluated more than 20 antivirus solutions running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

The VB100, a distinguished industry award, recognizes products that have been tested by independent experts and proven to accurately detect 100 percent of viruses known to be "in the wild," constituting current, real-world threats.

In addition to testing positively against a host of in-the-wild threats, Virus Bulletin testers also found the FortiClient interface smooth and orderly, offering good levels of configuration and a range of fine-tuning options for flexibility and protection.

"Earning seven VB100 awards in a row keeps Fortinet among the best in our industry for virus detection and performance; FortiClient's strong antivirus capabilities stand apart from our competitors, many of whom do not offer AV as part of a comprehensive end-to-end integrated security platform," said Anthony James, vice president of products, Fortinet. "We're honored to be recognized again by such a well-respected testing team. This achievement speaks highly of our dedication to providing customers with powerful and differentiated antivirus products to meet their constantly evolving security needs."

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiClient 4.0 among 21 other antivirus products for detection rates, lack of false positives and speed of scanning. In addition, ease of installation and configuration were also assessed.

Fortinet's FortiClient host security software extends the benefits of Fortinet's certified UTM gateway solutions to provide secure access and end-to-end protection for enterprises -- including telecommuters, mobile workers, remote sites -- and consumers. The unified security agent for personal computers integrates host antivirus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall, anti-spam, IPSec VPN, Web filtering and registry monitoring. FortiClient supports the most popular Microsoft Windows operating systems, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Vista, and also includes network address translation (NAT) traversal, centralized policy management, multiple policy support for access to multiple devices, strong encryption and a comprehensive set of tools for troubleshooting. FortiClient also supports 64-bit for both Microsoft Windows XP™ and Windows 2003 Server.

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Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, Network IPS, and Antispam. Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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