Fortinet(R) Earns "Recommend" Rating in NSS Labs' 2013 Firewall Comparative Analysis

Fortinet(R) Earns "Recommend" Rating in NSS Labs' 2013 Firewall Comparative 
FortiGate-800C Achieves High Rankings for Enterprise Management,
Security Effectiveness and Total Cost of Ownership 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced its FortiGate-800C is one of the top rated network security
appliances based on a broad firewall comparative analysis conducted
by NSS Labs. Using empirical test data from its 2013 Firewall Group
Test, NSS Labs produced a Security Value Map (SVM) to measure the
security effectiveness and value (cost per protected Mbps) of tested
product configurations. Fortinet's FortiGate-800C is one of the top
performing systems out of ten network firewall vendors (see Figure 1
Testing was conducted free of charge and NSS Labs did not receive any
compensation in return for Fortinet's participation. 
The SVM depicts the value of ten firewall devices and the appropriate
central management functions for each vendor. 

--  The total cost of ownership per protected Mbps is a value that
    incorporates the 3-year TCO with measured performance to provide a
    single figure that can be used to compare the real cost of each device
--  The enterprise management capabilities and security effectiveness are
    measured via the NSS Labs security management review and real-world
    effectiveness tests.

Based on the test results, Thomas Skybakmoen, research director at NSS
Labs, said, "The FortiGate-800C scored 100% for Stability, 100% for
Evasion, 100% for Leakage and 100% in the central management review.
All of which resulted in a TCO of $4 per protected megabit and 100%
test scores for security and management effectiveness." 
For an in-depth evaluation of security, management, performance and
TCO, see the Fortinet FortiGate-800C Product Analysis Report (PAR). 
About the FortiGate-800C 
The FortiGate-800C provides exceptional firewall throughput, ultra
low latency and a wide range of configuration options for next
generation campus environments that have requirements for lightning
fast transactions, Voice over IP (VoIP), BYOD/Mobile and Web 2.0
applications. The broad network security capabilities of the
FortiGate-800C address several critical market dynamics: 

--  Soaring bandwidth demands due to the increasing use of content-rich
    social media and Web 2.0 applications
--  The explosion of mobile devices accessing these applications --
    increasingly through Wi-Fi connections -- that require an application
    firewall with the ability to process millions of connections per
--  More frequent and increasingly 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. 
"There is no substitute for objective, third-party testing to
validate the performance of security products, especially when it
involves comparative evaluations," said Patrick Bedwell, vice
president of product marketing for Fortinet. "NSS Labs applied their
broad network firewall testing methodology to determine the relative
strengths of ten vendors. We are pleased that the FortiGate-800C is
the top ranked product based on perfect scores in overall protection,
stability and reliability, firewall enforcement and security
To download the complete NSS Labs FortiGate-800C report, please
For more information on the FortiGate-800C, please visit: 
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About Fortinet (
 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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