SOURCE: Fortinet


August 16, 2011 09:00 ET

SK Telecom Chooses Fortinet to Enable Broad, High Performance Security Protection to Its Subscribers

FortiGate-3950B Appliance Delivers up to 120 Gbps Firewall Throughput, Application Security and High Reliability Through Its Modular Architecture

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that SK Telecom, the leading telecommunications provider in Korea, has chosen Fortinet's FortiGate®-3950B high-end network security appliance to help protect its 24-million subscribers using its 3G and 4G LTE services against increasing malicious attacks.

SK Telecom needed to upgrade its legacy network security infrastructure to cope with the higher throughput and protection demand resulting from the increased traffic generated by its 3G and 4G LTE services as well as its subscribers' broader use of smartphones and tablets. After conducting a benchmark test on various security appliances from major vendors, SK Telecom has selected Fortinet's FortiGate-3950B solution for its unmatched performance, flexibility, feature-richness and ease of management.

SK Telecom has purchased FortiGate-3950B appliances for carrier-grade NAT service and for 10G firewall protection of its content server farm. With this implementation, the telco provider will be able to apply up to 10 million concurrent session firewall performance, SSL & IPSEC VPN, NAT/PAT, ALG-SIP, DPI (Deep Packet Inspection), and QoS features over its service at no additional cost. Moreover, SK Telecom will be able to offer greater stability in its services by preventing service delays caused by traffic overload and ensure high availability.

Fortinet's FortiGate-3950B, an integrated network security appliance, combines high-performance hardware and a modular design to deliver up to 120 Gbps of firewall performance, the fastest firewall throughput available in any appliance form factor. Through the use of modular expansion capabilities and innovative FortiASIC™ processors, the FortiGate-3950B boasts the highest overall consolidated security performance among the FortiGate appliance line and wire-speed firewall performance at 10-GbE and GbE link speeds to ensure high throughput and low latency at minimum cost.

"The technology choice of SK Telecom further demonstrates that, through its groundbreaking security, performance and scalability, our FortiGate-3950B is a powerful solution for large enterprise customers," said Patrice Perche, Senior Vice President of International Sales & Support at Fortinet. "With this customer success, Fortinet will continue to aggressively target the enterprise market and service providers at large, which all require rapid processing for massive Internet transaction volumes."

About SK Telecom (
As the most innovative mobile service provider, SK Telecom is creating the future of mobile and delivering cutting-edge, converged wireless technologies for the global market. The company is a pioneer in the mobile industry, having been the first to launch and commercialize CDMA, 3G CDMA, 3.5G HSDPA among other mobile services, and is now leading the way in 4G and beyond.

Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, SK Telecom builds on its strong innovation, market leadership and global partnerships, to bring a host of exciting mobile technologies, such as Mobile In Vehicle and Smart Payment, among others, to end users in the international market. In Korea, SK Telecom is the leading wireless communications operator, serving more than 24 million subscribers, which is over 50% of the local mobile market. In 2009, the company's revenue reached KRW 12.1 trillion and net income was KRW 1.29 trillion.

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 2010 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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