SOURCE: Fortinet

Fortinet

August 27, 2012 09:00 ET

Masergy Leverages Fortinet's Enterprise Class Network Security Platform to Launch Intelligent Internet Management (IIM) Service

Fortinet's Multi-Threat Security Appliances Enable Internet Visibility, Control and Protection for Global Enterprises

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Masergy Communications, Inc. ("Masergy"), a global provider of secure, virtualized network services, has launched its new Internet management service based on Fortinet's enterprise network security appliances.

When it came time to look for a new network security vendor, and one that would be the backbone for a new managed security service offering, Massergy selected Fortinet's FortiGate appliances over the other vendors because of the product's ease-of-use, consolidated security platform, robustness, lower total cost of ownership and more fulsome security functionality than that of the other vendors.

Deployed throughout the Masergy network are FortiGate appliances located in strategic Points Of Presence (POPs) around the world. The FortiGate appliances were initially deployed for firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN protection but have been expanded to include web content filtering and application control.

Each appliance is being used for the FortiGate's virtual domain (VDOM) technology whereby a single appliance can have up to 250 virtual domains. Fortinet's VDOM technology allows Masergy to easily add new customers to the network without having to deploy a new appliance onsite. Additionally, because every customer has its own virtual domain, network security policies for specific customers can be created and changed to meet the customer needs.

"Our customers are looking for a network-based firewall option and we were looking for a solution that would allow us the flexibility to scale with our customers as a whole and as individual customers have specific needs," said Andy Singleton, Director of Product Development at Masergy. "We couldn't be happier with the Fortinet deployment. We're adding value to our customer base by giving them what they need and we have been able to consolidate security functionality into single appliances."

"MSSPs are moving more towards a cloud-based network security solution and Masergy is the perfect example of this," said Kendra Krause, vice president of Channel Sales at Fortinet. "The FortiGate appliances allow MSSPs the network visibility and control that they need to provide their customer with the highest level of security."

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the 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 2011Fortune 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.

About Masergy
Masergy provides managed, secure virtualized network services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. Masergy's integrated network and software solutions enable customers to seamlessly deploy and manage unified communications on a global basis.

Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-control network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection.

Masergy's customers include companies from the financial/banking, healthcare, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. More information about Masergy is available at http://www.masergy.com. Follow Masergy on Twitter @Masergy.

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