Fortinet(R) Earns Coveted Third NSS Labs "Recommend" Rating in 2013 Next Generation Firewall Group Test

Fortinet(R) Earns Coveted Third NSS Labs "Recommend" Rating in 2013 Next 
Generation Firewall Group Test 
FortiGate-3600C, FortiGate-800C and FortiGate-3240C Honored for
Outstanding Security Effectiveness, Enterprise Management and Total
Cost of Ownership for Next Generation Firewall, Firewall and IPS 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced its enterprise-class FortiGate-3600C earned a top ranking
for next generation firewall security appliances from NSS Labs. This
is the third consecutive award Fortinet has earned from NSS Labs in
the last seven months. In August 2012, the company's FortiGate-3240C
received the "Recommend" award for IPS, and in February 2013, the
company's FortiGate-800C received the "Recommend" award for firewall. 
Next Generation Firewall: Recommended 
Fortinet's FortiGate-3600C is one of the top performing systems out
of nine next generation firewall products. See Figure 1 for the 2013
NSS Network Next Generation Firewall Security Value Map, which
includes competitive rankings. The map can also be viewed here:
http://www.fortinet.com/resource_center/whitepapers/nss_labs_firewall_product_an
alysis.html. 
NSS Labs uses real-world testing methodologies and uses empirical
data from its 2013 Next Generation Firewall Group Test to produce the
Security Value Map (SVM). The SVM measures the security effectiveness
and value (cost per protected Mbps) of tested product configurations
in a variety of likely customer use cases.  
IPS: Recommended 
In August 2012, the company's FortiGate-3240C enterprise-class next
generation firewall was tested against 14 security appliances and
earned a "Recommend" rating for its superior intrusion prevention
performance. The product delivered 6.25 Gbps throughput and sub-10
microsecond latency, blocked 95.0% of attacks against client
applications and 96.0% overall and correctly identified 100% of NSS'
evasion attempts without error. See Figure 2 of the 2012 NSS
Intrusion Prevention System Security Value Map, which includes
competitive rankings. The map can also be viewed here:
http://www.fortinet.com/resource_center/whitepapers/nss_labs_2012_intrusion_prev
ention_systems_security_value_map.html. 
Firewall: Recommended 
In February 2013, the company's FortiGate-800C network security
appliance was one of the top performing enterprise firewalls and
earned a "Recommend" rating based on 100% scores for 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
and the product scored 100% for Stability, 100% for Evasion, 100% for
Leakage and 100% in the central management review. All of this
resulted in a TCO of $4 per protected megabit and 100% test scores
for security and management effectiveness.  
See Figure 3 for the 2013 NSS Network Firewall Security Value Map,
which includes competitive rankings. The map and full test report can
also be viewed here:
http://www.fortinet.com/resource_center/whitepapers/nss_labs_firewall_product_an
alysis.html. 
Testing for all three of these award wins was conducted free of
charge and NSS Labs did not receive any compensation in return for
Fortinet's participation. 
About the FortiGate Enterprise Security Platform 
The FortiGate-800C, FortiGate-3240C and FortiGate-3600C network
security appliances provide exceptional throughput, ultra low latency
and a wide range of configuration options for next generation
environments that have requirements for lightning fast transactions,
such as financial services, Voice over IP (VoIP), BYOD/Mobile and Web
2.0 applications. The broad network security capabilities of these
appliances 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
    second
--  More frequent and increasingly sophisticated attacks employing the
    latest detection evasion techniques being launched from the
    application layer

  
The FortiGate product family 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. 
"We're pleased to see our FortiGate-800C, FortiGate-3240C and
FortiGate-3600C recognized for their extremely high performance and
low total cost of ownership by NSS Labs," said Patrick Bedwell, vice
president of product marketing for Fortinet. "We know our customers
rely on rigorous third-party testing from independent testing labs
like NSS Labs when they are evaluating new technology."  
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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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