SOURCE: Fortinet

June 12, 2006 12:00 ET

Fortinet's FortiClient Receives Third Acclaimed Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% Award

FortiClient™ Desktop Antivirus, Firewall and VPN Security Software Recognized for Its Outstanding Antivirus Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Fortinet -- the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions -- today announced that its FortiClient end point security software has earned its third Virus Bulletin 100% award for its exemplary virus-detection capabilities. Well-known in the industry, the Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards recognize 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 viruses. In this test, FortiClient showed a major performance boost over the past several VB 100% tests due to optimization in the antivirus engine and its signatures.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiClient version 2.76 along with 25 other antivirus products for their detection rates, lack of false positives and speed of scanning on the widely used Windows XP platform. This latest VB 100% award adds to Fortinet's impressive and unmatched portfolio of technology certifications and accolades -- totaling three VB 100% awards, two NSS certifications (IPS, UTM) and eight ICSA certifications (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware).

"Virus Bulletin is recognized and respected worldwide for the rigorous standards it employs to test products against current, real-world viruses," said Michael Xie, Fortinet founder, CTO and vice president of engineering. "Receiving our third consecutive VB 100% award is indicative of the superior security capabilities of FortiClient and Fortinet's continuous commitment to providing up-to-date protection against new and constantly evolving threats. We are pleased with this achievement."

Fortinet's FortiClient end point security software addresses the need for secure access and endpoint protection for telecommuters, mobile workers, remote sites and partners. An easy-to-use IPSec VPN software solution, FortiClient features host antivirus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall and registry monitoring. FortiClient supports the most popular Microsoft Windows operating systems natively 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. Designed to extend real-time protection to the desktop and mobile users, FortiClient automatically removes viruses, spyware, worms and other network threats by scanning and cleaning both incoming and outgoing email messages.

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Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat 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 -- providing customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended 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 eight times over by the ICSA (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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