SOURCE: Fortinet


September 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Alert: Fortinet Presents 'Application Security, Beyond the Firewall ' at Interop New York Conference 2011

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it will present "Application Security, Beyond the Firewall" on Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. in Room 1E 07 on Level 1 of the Javits Convention Center.

WHAT: "Application Security, Beyond the Firewall." Application security has evolved far beyond the old days of "allow" or "deny" at the firewall. The rapidly changing nature of applications has made enforcing network security extremely challenging for organizations looking to stay ahead of the latest threats. Traditional firewalls and stand-alone network security solutions cannot detect many of today's most popular applications, creating dangerous gaps in network security strategies. This session will provide examples of how attackers are taking advantage of the latest applications to hide malicious content, and the range of options offered by network security vendors that organizations can use to detect and block these threats.

WHO: Patrick Bedwell has 14 years' experience in the network security and network management industries. He is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Fortinet and is responsible for executing the marketing strategy for Fortinet's network security products. Prior to joining Fortinet, Patrick held product marketing and product management leadership positions at Arcot Systems, McAfee, SecurityFocus, Network ICE and Network General. Patrick earned an MBA with honors from Santa Clara University and a BA degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. in Room 1E 07 on Level 1 of the Javits Convention Center.

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About Fortinet (
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 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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