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Fortinet

September 21, 2010 12:00 ET

Fortinet's FortiMail Earns Eighth Consecutive Virus Bulletin Anti-Spam Award

Messaging Security Appliance Earns Comparative VBSpam Certification Based on High Performance and Aggressive Catch Rate

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the company's FortiMail™ messaging security appliance has been awarded its eighth Virus Bulletin certification in the VBSpam Awards.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 19 other anti-spam products for spam catch rates and false positive rates, and also tested these products to provide a measure of performance that would be relevant to any organization.

The Virus Bulletin Report noted that the FortiMail appliance achieved the award in part due to competitively low false positives occurring during the test. According to the report, FortiMail catches spam "with a nicely improved performance, demonstrating that the product's developers are keeping up with the latest spam campaigns."

"We are very pleased to have won our eighth consecutive VBSpam certification in as many attempts," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing at Fortinet. "With this certification, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing high quality messaging security solutions for businesses of all sizes."

The FortiMail family of appliances delivers proven, powerful messaging security for any size organization, from large enterprises to service providers and small businesses. Purpose-built for the most demanding messaging systems, the FortiMail appliances utilize Fortinet's years of experience in protecting networks against spam, malware, and other message-borne threats.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
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 2009 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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