Fortinet(R)'s FortiGuard Labs Launches New Cloud-Based Sandboxing and IP Reputation Services to Help Stop Advanced Persistent

Fortinet(R)'s FortiGuard Labs Launches New Cloud-Based Sandboxing and IP 
Reputation Services to Help Stop Advanced Persistent Threats
(APTs) 
FortiGuard(TM) Labs Unique Threat Intelligence Technology Provides
Enhanced Protection Capability for FortiGate, FortiCloud, FortiWeb,
FortiDDoS and FortiDNS Platforms 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that the company's FortiGuard Labs has launched new
cloud-based sandboxing and IP reputation services that are designed
to help protect against advanced persistent threats (APTs). The new
FortiGuard Labs services provide additional protection capabilities
for the company's FortiGate, FortiCloud, FortiWeb, FortiDDoS and
FortiDNS network and application security platforms.  
About Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) 
APTs are usually operated by highly-skilled teams or governments and
use advanced technology and multiple methods and vectors to reach
specific targets and obtain sensitive or classified information. Also
known as targeted attacks, reconnaissance is carried out on each
target to determine best method of entry. Social engineering or zero
day vulnerabilities are the most common infection vectors. 
About FortiGuard Cloud-Based Sandboxing Service 
The FortiGuard cloud-based sandboxing service uses behavioral
attributes to detect malware by executing them within a virtual
environment. This serves as an additional protection layer that
complements FortiGate's existing, award-winning antivirus engine and
its unique inline lightweight sandbox. Suspicious files can be
submitted automatically to the new hosted service for further
scanning without significantly impacting a FortiGate's performance.
In addition, FortiCloud has added a new feature that serves as the
online sandboxing portal, which provides detailed status and
visibility into the scanned results.  
FortiGuard IP Reputation Service 
FortiGuard Labs continually investigates and monitors IPs that are
compromised or behaving abnormally. The service uses a number of
different techniques, including historical analysis, honeypots and
botnet analysis to provide immediate protection for FortiGate,
FortiWeb and FortiDDoS platforms against wide scale automated
attacks. The service also continuously learns from a global footprint
of threat sensors, tracking malicious events to IP addresses in real
time. 
"Today's advanced persistent threats are challenging both IT
personnel and network security vendors. While the signature approach
to malware abatement is not going away overnight, additional dynamic
safeguards need to be implemented now in order to effectively combat
these threats at all layers in rapid fashion," said Derek Manky,
global security strategist for Fortinet. "The new services announced
today offer a strategic approach to detect and respond to breaking
threats from numerous attack vectors. Modern threats strike and shift
quickly and so should detection." 
About FortiGate 
The FortiGate consolidated security platform delivers unmatched
performance and protection while simplifying networks. Fortinet
offers models to satisfy any deployment requirement from the
FortiGate-20 series for small offices and distributed enterprises to
the FortiGate-5000 series for very large enterprises, service
providers and carriers. FortiGate platforms integrate FortiASIC(TM)
processors and the latest-generation CPUs and the new FortiOS(TM) 5
operating system to provide comprehensive, high-performance security.
Key security features included in the operating system include:  


 
--  More Security to fight advanced threats. A client reputation feature
    gives enterprises a cumulative security ranking of each device based
    on a range of behaviors and provides specific, actionable information
    that helps organizations to identity compromised systems and potential
    zero day attacks in real time. The new advanced anti-malware detection
    system adds an on-device behavior-based heuristic engine and
    cloud-based AV services that include an operating system sandbox and
    botnet IP reputation database. Together with superior
    industry-validated AV signatures, FortiOS 5 delivers unbeatable
    multi-layered protection against today's sophisticated malware
    
    
--  More Control to secure mobile devices and BYOD environments by
    identifying devices and applying specific access policies as well as
    security profiles, according to the device type or device group,
    location and usage
    
    
--  More Intelligence with automatic adjustment of role-based policies for
    users and guests based on location, data and application profile.
    Enhanced reporting and analysis also provides administrators with more
    intelligence on the behavior of their network, users, devices,
    applications and threats

  
About FortiCloud 
FortiCloud is a cloud-based management, reporting and log retention
service for all FortiGate and FortiWiFi security appliances. This is
a free service that includes 1 GB of log storage. Further, the
malware sandboxing results for a specific FortiGate appliance can be
viewed in the FortiCloud portal. A subscription version of the
service includes 200 GB of log storage and some additional reporting
and logging features.  
About FortiWeb 
FortiWeb Web application firewalls protect, balance and accelerate
Web applications, databases and any information exchanged between
them. FortiWeb (release 4.4.6) includes the capability to license
FortiGuard's IP Reputation Service to stop attacks based by malicious
IPs and proxies. FortiWeb has passed ICSA Web Application Firewall
Certification, demonstrating FortiWeb's commitment to uphold the
industry's highest security standards. 
About FortiDDoS 
The FortiDDoS platform consists of dedicated appliances that are
designed to detect and help protect against today's most damaging and
sophisticated DDoS attacks. The appliances feature custom ASICs that
are capable of mitigating DDoS attacks while maintaining
incredibly-low latency (less than 26 microseconds), preventing loss
of availability to critical systems, servers and applications. The
upcoming FortiDDoS (release 3.2) includes the capability to license
the FortiGuard IP Reputation Service. 
About FortiDNS 
FortiDNS (release 1.3) can be used as a DNS firewall to enhance or
replace existing DNS caching. A licensable Domain Query Protection
service helps protect against malicious domains or can detect Botnet
communication activity. In addition, FortiGuard's IP Reputation
service provides timely updates of malicious domains and IPs. The
product family features a high-performance recursive DNS caching
engine that supports IPv6 and Domain Name System Security Extensions
(DNSSEC). DHCP functionality is also included. 
Visit the Fortinet FortiGuard Researchers at RSA 
Fortinet will be participating at the RSA security conference, which
is taking place February 25 - March 1 at San Francisco's Moscone
Center. Stop by booth #2025, meet the members of the FortiGuard
research team, see a demonstration of the lab's latest threat
intelligence services and receive a free USB wristband.  
Anatomy of a Botnet (Free Report) 
One of the biggest challenges in Internet security is how to deal
with today's ever evolving botnets. In the following free report,
FortiGuard Labs researchers explain what a botnet is, how they're
used, the people behind them and how cybercrime has evolved into a
complex and well-organized hierarchy, and what users can do to fight
back. The Anatomy of a Botnet report can be downloaded here:
http://www.fortinet.com/resource_center/whitepapers/anatomy-of-a-botnet.html 
About FortiGuard Services 
FortiGuard Services offer broad security solutions including
antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering and anti-spam
capabilities. These services help protect against threats on both
application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are updated by
FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of
multi-layered security intelligence and zero day protection from new
and emerging threats. For customers with a subscription to
FortiGuard, these updates are delivered to all FortiGate(TM),
FortiMail(TM), FortiClient(TM), FortiWeb and FortiDDoS products. 
Ongoing research can be found in the FortiGuard Center or via
FortiGuard Labs' RSS feed. Additional discussion on security
technologies and threat analysis can be found at the FortiGuard Blog. 
Follow Fortinet Online: Twitter at: www.twitter.com/fortinet;
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http://www.youtube.com/user/SecureNetworks. 
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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