SOURCE: Fortinet

July 10, 2006 12:00 ET

Leading Market Research Firm Ranks Fortinet as Fastest Growing Vendor in the High-End UTM Segment

Fortinet Continues to Lead Market as the Largest Private Network Security Appliance Vendor

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Fortinet -- the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions -- today announced that IDC research data confirms it is the fastest growing vendor in the high-end unified threat management market and maintains its position as the largest private security appliance vendor among tracked companies.

Data in IDC's Q1 2006 Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker confirmed:

--  Fortinet maintains its leading position as the world's largest private
    vendor in the security appliance market across all categories that IDC
    measures in the security appliance market -- UTM, IDP/IPS and VPN/firewall.
--  Fortinet was the fastest growing vendor quarter over quarter in the
    high-end UTM market ($50,000 and $99,900 price band segment), growing
    revenue at more than 300 percent quarter over quarter, while all other
    tracked competitors in this space -- including Crossbeam -- had negative
    growth rates (or lost market share).
--  Fortinet is the fastest growing vendor quarter over quarter for unit
    growth in the mid-range UTM appliance segment (from $1,000 to $2,999 price
    band).
--  Fortinet also maintains its leading position in UTM in Western Europe
    and Asia Pacific (including Japan), based on strong revenues and success in
    all market segments.
    
"We continue to see strong demand in the high-end segment, as well as across our entire portfolio," said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. "Our unique offering for large enterprises, MSSPs and carriers makes Fortinet the only vendor that can provide a multi-threat security solution across all of these markets."

IDC defines UTM security appliance products as those that integrate multiple security features within one device, including network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), and gateway anti-virus. Through its family of award-winning FortiGate™ multi-threat security systems, Fortinet offers best-in-class security applications and services -- including firewall, antivirus, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, Web content filtering and traffic shaping -- individually, or combined as a UTM solution.

For more information on Fortinet solutions, please visit: www.fortinet.com/products.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

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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