Fortinet Earns Department of Defense UC APL Certification for Wide Range of Network Security Products

Fortinet Earns Department of Defense UC APL Certification for Wide Range of 
Network Security Products 
A Dozen Fortinet Products Certified for Authorized Sale to DoD
Agencies 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that twelve of the company's products have achieved
Department of Defense Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products
List (APL) certification. UC APL certification qualifies designated
Fortinet products for sale to Department of Defense (DoD) agencies
based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)
testing, a standardized methodology for the secure installation and
maintenance of computer software and hardware. 
Fortinet products that have received UC APL certification include the
following: 


 
--  FortiGate network security appliances including the 5001B, 3950B,
    3140B, 1240B, 620B, 310B, 200B and 60C models
--  FortiWifi-60c wireless security gateway
--  FortiAnalyzer-2000B centralized logging and reporting appliance
--  FortiManager-3000C centralized network security management appliance

  
"Gaining UC APL certification is a significant milestone for Fortinet
since it provides authorized sales channels into DoD agencies
including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and more," said Bruce
Tucker, President and Founder of Patriot Technologies, Inc. and
Fortinet reseller. "As a long time reseller into the defense
community, we see opportunities for Fortinet's wide-ranging,
end-to-end network security solutions that have passed vigorous DoD
compliance testing." 
To achieve UC APL certification, all approved Fortinet products were
tested following STIG guidelines and checklists applied to System
Under Test. This includes the following: Application Security and
Development Checklist (V3R4); Database Security Checklist (V8R1.6);
Defense Switched Network Checklist (V2R3.5); Enclave STIG (V4R5);
Network Checklist (V8R7); Remote Access STIG (V2R5); Unix Checklist
(V5R1.29); Web Checklist-Apache (V6R1.12); Windows 7 STIG (V1R7);
Windows XP/2000/2003 Server STIG (V6R1.24). Additional testing
involved IPv6 requirements, IP vulnerability, TDM Protocol Security
Analysis and more. 
Beyond meeting stringent performance requirements, Fortinet products
also offer the highest performance at the lowest total cost of
ownership (TCO). And this is important considering that many DoD
agencies face significant budgetary uncertainty. For example, in a
recent January 16 memorandum, Army personnel are asked to reduce base
operating funding to achieve at least a 30% reduction of FY 13 Base
Operations Support (BOS) spending levels compared to FY 12 levels.  
Fortinet products are designed to help accommodate these new
government spending levels. The company's FortiGate-800C, for
example, just received NSS Labs' "Recommended" rating for Overall
Protection, Stability & Reliability and TCO. The full benchmark
report can be downloaded here.  
The FortiGate family of network security appliances delivers
ASIC-powered multi-threat security capabilities that integrate
firewall, VPN, IPS, application control with advanced wireless
controller and vulnerability scanning capabilities. FortiWiFi
wireless security gateways combine the multi-threat protection of
FortiGate appliances with a built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless access
point. The FortiAnalyzer centralized network security reporting
appliance performs logging, analysis and reporting on multiple
Fortinet devices while providing advanced features that include
vulnerability assessments and security event correlation.
FortiManager centralized security management appliances provide
essential tools needed to effectively manage any size Fortinet
security infrastructure ranging from a few devices to thousands of
appliances and end-point security agents.  
Additional certifications that Fortinet products have recently
received include: ISO 9001:2008, NSS, ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin,
FIPS, and U.S. Army IAAPL. 
"Achieving UC APL certification not only grants authorization to sell
multiple products into major market opportunities within DoD
agencies, it is a significant validation of the stability and
robustness of our network security solutions," said Steve Kirk,
director of Fortinet Federal. "It's gratifying that so many of our
core products have achieved compliance with one of our industry's
most stringent testing guidelines." 
About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a
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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Media Contact:
Rick Popko
Fortinet, Inc. 
408-486-7853
rpopko@fortinet.com 
 
 
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