SOURCE: Fortinet

August 13, 2007 12:58 ET

The Salvation Army Defends Against Network Threats With Fortinet Solutions

The Salvation Army, Hong Kong & Macau Command Upgrades Its Networks Security and Connectivity With FortiGate-300A and FortiAnalyzer-100B

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Fortinet -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that The Salvation Army, Hong Kong & Macau Command, has successfully deployed Fortinet's FortiGate™-300A and FortiAnalyzer™-100B systems at its headquarters in Hong Kong.

The Salvation Army, Hong Kong & Macau Command, part of the International Salvation Army, was established in 1930 in Hong Kong, at the request of the colonial government. Presently, the organization runs a wide range of social, education and spiritual services and has been involved in disaster relief programs, most recently for the South Asian tsunami in 2004 and the earthquake and flooding in China this year.

The technology team at The Salvation Army, Hong Kong & Macau Command, selected Fortinet solutions based on three operational requirements: protection against viruses and threats spread through Instant Messaging (IM) applications; ease of management, and integrated SSL VPN features for future connectivity to other service centers in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

"We were impressed with how easy it was to setup the UTM features in the FortiGate-300A, and Fortinet's FortiAnalyzer was also very useful to us in that it helped provide us with useful network statistics and analysis tools that we did not have before. Previously, we had to dig out the information we wanted from a lot of log data, which was very difficult and tedious with our limited manpower. FortiAnalyzer gives us graphical analysis of bandwidth and usage, potential threats and vulnerabilities," explained Mr. Jacob Chik, IT manager at The Salvation Army, Hong Kong & Macau Command.

The FortiGate-300A and FortiAnalyzer-100B were purchased in April this year and successfully deployed in one afternoon. The systems have been running since May and help provide security against viruses, malware and IM threats to more than 140 staff and volunteers at the headquarters in Hong Kong.

Fortinet's FortiGate-300A multi-threat security appliances integrate antivirus, content inspection firewall, IPSec and SSL VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam, antispyware, and IM and P2P security controls to help prevent blended attacks. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date through FortiGuard™ Subscription Services, which provides continuous updates to help ensure protection against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats -- around the clock and around the world. Fortinet's FortiAnalyzer-100B is a dedicated appliance that securely aggregates log data from Fortinet devices and third party devices and features reporting and analysis capabilities. A full range of log records including traffic, event, virus, attack, Web content and email data can be archived, filtered and mined for compliance or historical analysis purposes.

"As one of the largest charitable organizations in the world, The Salvation Army must protect data being distributed by its workforce, both locally and in remote corners of the world. Security and connectivity were imperative, as was the ability to manage and analyze their network security activity," said Jens Andreassen, Fortinet's VP of APAC. "We are pleased that our FortiGate and FortiAnalyzer solutions were able to best able to meet The Salvation Army's requirements."

About The Salvation Army (www.salvation.org.hk/english/index.htm)

The Salvation Army is an international Christian and charitable organization established by William and Catherine Booth in 1865 in the United Kingdom. With a distinctive military style in its structure and operation, The Salvation Army works under the mission of "Heart to God, Hand to Man," now serving in 111 countries.

The Salvation Army commenced its services in Hong Kong in 1930 by the invitation of the Government, and provided lodging for women and little girls in the early years. Today, The Salvation Army provides comprehensive services in educational, social and charitable activities to meet the needs of body, soul and mind. The Salvation Army Hong Kong & Macau Command operates over 120 service units in Hong Kong, Macau and in mainland China.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, 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 anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level 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 ICSA Labs (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, FortiAnalyzer, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. 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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