SOURCE: Fortinet

April 23, 2007 09:00 ET

NTT Europe Online Selects Fortinet Solutions for Its Managed UTM Services Offering

Leading European Hosting Provider Finds Fortinet's Integrated Security Platform Ideal for Delivering Comprehensive Enterprise Security Services

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that NTT Europe Online, one of the leading providers of managed hosting services in Europe, has selected Fortinet's integrated network security platform to fuel its new Managed UTM Services offering. This follows Fortinet's recently announced sales win with NTT Communications, parent company of NTT Europe Online.

Part of its Security Management Service offering, NTT Europe Online's Managed UTM Service will provide its enterprise customers in France, Germany, Spain and UK with a full range of security to help protect against current and evolving network threats.

NTT Europe Online has selected Fortinet's FortiGate™-100A, 200A, 300A and 800 multi-threat security appliances and FortiGuard Subscription Services to offer its customers a comprehensive security platform consisting of antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), antispam, antispyware, Web filtering and traffic shaping. In parallel, NTT Europe Online is leveraging a cluster of FortiManager™ systems to manage the FortiGate appliances and has deployed FortiAnalyzer™ systems in each of its European data centers for security reporting and analysis.

"Providing reliable security services to our customers is paramount, so we required integrated functionality and uncompromised performance as our backbone," said Robert Steggles, marketing director of NTT Europe Online. "NTT Europe Online is certified to ISO 27001 for Information Security Management to assure our customers that security is fully integrated in our own business continuity plan and internal policies. Combining this with the flexibility and robustness of the FortiGate systems provides excellent performance and value over competitive offerings."

Fueled by Fortinet's market-leading security solutions, NTT Europe Online can offer a unique managed security service to European corporations, which provides:

--  a one-stop shop for the industry's broadest suite of security
    protection in a single platform through the integration of eight essential
    security applications and services
--  comprehensive management and support services including 24x7 device
    management and monitoring, 24x7 security incidents handling, as well as
    availability and reactivity service level agreements
--  a customer security portal, which provides a detailed security
    reporting and allows to send and track customer requests
--  updates, incident response and support through Fortinet's FortiGuard
    Subscription Services and Fortinet Global Security Research Team
"As NTT Europe Online and an array of other service provider customers have realized, Fortinet's unique and scalable offering is the only one that can scale to provide a variety of security solutions across all markets, which is particularly critical in fueling managed security services," said Andre Stewart, EMEA sales vice president at Fortinet. "We are excited about NTT Europe Online's selection of Fortinet solutions and the potential this win has to further accelerate our penetration of the European market."

About NTT Europe Online (

NTT Europe Online designs, deploys and manages critical internet infrastructure, managed security and application services for businesses globally. With over ten years of experience and a proven track record of reliability, NTT Europe Online is one of the leading providers of managed hosting services in Europe. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), the world's largest provider of telecommunications services.

About Fortinet (

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 help protect against 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, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are registered trademarks of the Fortinet Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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