Fortinet(R) Earns NSS Labs' 'Recommended' Rating for Overall

Fortinet(R) Earns NSS Labs' 'Recommended' Rating for Overall
Protection, Stability & Reliability and TCO 
Comprehensive Network Benchmarks Verify the FortiGate-800C Is Able to
Sustain 9.7 Gbps While Maintaining a 100% Protecting Rating 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that NSS Labs has published a comprehensive benchmark test
report of the company's FortiGate-800C, which earned 100% scores in
the categories of overall protection, stability & reliability,
firewall enforcement and security effectiveness. In addition, NSS
Labs verified that the FortiGate-800C is able to sustain 9.7 Gbps
using real-world traffic. The full report can be downloaded here:  
In addition to the measured high performance, low latency and low
TCO, the FortiGate-800C also provides advanced features our customers
need to keep up with their evolving network environment:  

--  10 GbE interfaces for today's high performance network environments
--  1 RU size for locations where rack space is at a premium
--  An integrated wireless controller to help secure Wi-Fi connections
--  Shared media interfaces to ease the migration from copper to fiber
    network infrastructure
--  Bypass interfaces automatically bridge network traffic in the event of
    a system failure or power outage to ensure mission-critical network

In December 2012, NSS Labs performed an independent test of the
FortiGate-800C running FortiOS v4.3.8, Fortinet's purpose-built
security operating system. The product was subjected to thorough
testing at the NSS Labs facility in Austin, Texas, based on the
network firewall methodology v4.0 available on This
test was conducted free of charge and NSS Labs did not receive any
compensation in return for Fortinet's participation.  
"Fortinet's FortiGate-800C was able to withstand our stability test
and remain functional throughout the test," said Thomas Skybakmoen,
research director at NSS Labs. "The FortiGate-800C is a robust and
stable firewall." 
The FG-800C delivered firewall throughput of 9.7 Gbps. NSS Labs rates
throughput based upon an average of the results from tests: "Real
World" Protocol Mix (Perimeter), "Real Wor
ld" Protocol Mix (Core),
and 21 KB HTTP Response.  
"We are pleased to learn that NSS Labs has validated the high
performance of our FortiGate-800C," said Patrick Bedwell, vice
president of product marketing for Fortinet. "These independent
benchmark results, combined with the advanced hardware features and
wide spectrum of security technologies included in the FortiGate
800C, will once again demonstrate that Fortinet is leading the
industry by giving customers a scalable and future-ready solution
that satisfies their security, performance and budget requirements."  
About the FortiGate-800C
 The FortiGate-800C provides mid-enterprise
organizations and large enterprise branch offices with extremely high
firewall throughput, ultra low latency, and a wide range of
configuration options. The high-speed network security capabilities
of the FortiGate-800C address several market dynamics affecting
customers today: 

--  Soaring bandwidth demands due to the increasing use of content-rich
    social media and Web 2.0 applications
--  The explosion of multiple mobile devices accessing these applications
    -- increasingly through Wi-Fi connections -- that require an
    application firewall with the ability to process millions of
    connections per second
--  The increase in sophisticated attacks employing the latest detection
    evasion techniques being launched from the application layer

To help secure Wi-Fi connections, the FortiGate-800C features an
integrated wireless controller. Customers can manage both their wired
and wireless LAN traffic from a single management console,
eliminating the challenge of trying to duplicate policies across
non-integrated wired and wireless security technologies. User and
device-based firewall policies, protocol-level network access and
application-based traffic shaping are examples of the granular
control policies provided by the FortiGate-800C. Without requiring
another set of devices to control wireless traffic, customers benefit
from both simplified network architecture and an integrated approach
to security.  
Like other members of the FortiGate product family, the
FortiGate-800C combines firewall, application control, IP Sec and SSL
VPN, intrusion prevention, on-device and cloud-based sandboxing,
antimalware and Web filtering into a single device with all features
turned on for a single price. All FortiGate devices provide native
dual-stack support for IPv6 traffic out of the box as Fortinet has
been a leader in protecting IPv6 networks since 2007, achieving both
IPv6-Ready and JITC certifications in 2008.  
To download the complete NSS Labs FortiGate-800C report, please
For more information on the FortiGate-800C, please visit:  
The FortiGate Performance Advantage
 In addition to today's NSS Labs
report, Fortinet also announced the introduction of the
FortiGate-3600C, a new Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance with
industry leading next generation firewall (NGFW) performance. The
feature rich FortiGate-3600C offers large enterprises and MSSPs the
most cost effective end-to-end network security solution in the
industry. The full press release can be found here  
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About Fortinet (
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worldwide provider of network security appliances and a 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 2012
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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