SOURCE: Fortinet


November 06, 2009 12:00 ET

Fortinet's FortiMail Earns Platinum Certification for Virus Bulletin's VBSpam Awards

Multi-Layered Email Security Appliance Gets Top Award in Virus Bulletin's Latest Comparative Anti-Spam Testing

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2009) - Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that its FortiMail™ email security appliance was awarded Virus Bulletin's highest level "Platinum" certification in the VBSpam Awards.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail among 13 other anti-spam products for detection rates and the number of false positives. Fortinet's FortiMail product was one of only two products that achieved the Platinum-level certification, which is given to products with a spam catch rate twice as high and a false positive rate twice as low as the average in the test.

"FortiMail has had a strong support from enterprises worldwide, and being certified as a Platinum product by Virus Bulletin is further validation of FortiMail's strong anti-spam capabilities," said Anthony James, vice president of products, Fortinet. "We are thrilled to have our FortiMail appliance Platinum-certified by Virus Bulletin. The highest-level VBSpam award underscores our dedication to providing customers with powerful and differentiated anti-spam products to meet their constantly evolving security needs."

Fortinet's FortiMail email security appliance is a multi-layered email security platform that removes unwanted spam and provides maximum protection for blended email-related threats. FortiMail enables enterprises to increase productivity by reducing unwanted spam messages and facilitates regulatory compliance through advanced email content archiving and routing.

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Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in Unified Threat Management or UTM. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering, 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 five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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