SOURCE: Fortinet


February 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Alert: Fortinet Presents 'Security Mythbusting: Blowing Up the Security Hype' at RSA Conference 2011

Experts From Securosis, CSOonline / IDG and a Global 500 Company Gather to Discuss How to Separate Fact From Fiction

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it will host live panels on "Security Mythbusting: Blowing Up The Security Hype" at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, Feb. 16, at its booth (#923) at RSA Conference 2011. 

WHAT: APT, DDoS, PCI, oh my! In the security industry, hyperbole abounds and end users are often left on their own to distinguish between what is real and what they can ignore. This ambiguity/confusion/uncertainty creates challenges from CSOs down to security admins who are trying to cut through the noise and determine the best security path for their companies. To address this issue, Fortinet has assembled a panel of security industry experts who will share their perspectives on what's real and what's marketing FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) to help conference attendees to cut though the hype and understand where they should consider making their security investments for 2011.

WHO: Mike Rothman, analyst and president, Securosis, will ask key questions, stir the pot, and moderate discussions between Bill Brenner, senior editor, CSOonline / IDG, Derek Manky, senior security strategist for Fortinet, and Mike Fabrico, a security expert from a Global 500 company. This event is recommended for security administrators, enterprise IT administrators and senior-level IT decision-makers, or anyone who needs to figure out how to allocate scarce security resources in 2011.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 1:30-2 p.m. PT at Fortinet's RSA Conference Booth #923.

INFORMATION: For panelist bios and backgrounds, visit

In addition to the panel, Fortinet will also present individual sessions on the following topics:

Please check the Fortinet RSA Conference page for session times.

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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