SOURCE: Fortinet


September 22, 2009 12:00 ET

U.S. Army Adds Fortinet Consolidated Security Appliances to Approved Product List

FortiGate Multi-Threat Product Line Fulfills Mandatory Requirements for Army Information Assurance Approved Products List

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that the Fortinet FortiGate® family of multi-threat security appliances has successfully completed the stringent certification process and is now approved for listing on the U.S. Army Information Assurance Approved Products List (IA APL). The product has been approved by the Army Office of Information Assurance and Compliance (OIA&C), having completed all of the steps necessary, including a favorable evaluation conducted by the U.S. Army Technical Integration Center (TIC).

"Fortinet is very pleased to be added to the Army IA APL and to have established an excellent working relationship with the Army OIA&C and TIC. Adding IA APL certification to Fortinet's other government certifications, such as FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and EAL 4+, should give our customers greater assurance that their security acquisitions are in federal compliance -- with the U.S. Army in particular and the DoD in general," said Jeff Lake, vice president, Federal Operations, Fortinet. "With Fortinet, the Army will be able to confidently increase their security posture while reducing costs, just like many other DoD tactical and garrison, intelligence community and civilian agency customers."

In addition to this latest U.S. Army IA APL certification, Fortinet's FortiOS 3.0 and specific FortiGate multi-threat security appliance models have been certified to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2. FortiOS is Common Criteria EAL4+ certified by NIAP and is currently undergoing testing for the NIAP Common Criteria Medium Robustness V3.0 program.

Fortinet's FortiGate systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate essential security and network functionalities such as firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antivirus, anti-spam, data leakage protection, application control, traffic shaping and WAN acceleration. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard® Network, which helps ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic and more -- around the clock and around the world.

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Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in Unified Threat Management or UTM. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, spyware prevention and antispam -- 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 in five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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