Fortinet Introduces Next-Generation Operating System for FortiMail(TM) Email Security Family

Fortinet Introduces Next-Generation Operating System for FortiMail(TM) Email 
Security Family 
New, Performance Leading and Feature Rich FortiMail-200D and
FortiMail-3000D Email Security Appliances Help Protect Against
Message-Borne Threats 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --   Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
introduced the next-generation operating system for its family of
FortiMail email security appliances that provides important new
security advancements to help protect against increasingly malicious
message-borne threats. Designed for MSSPs, ISPs and enterprises, the
new FortiMail 5 OS, which is compatible with the current family of
FortiMail email security appliances, features critical advancements
that include new groupware functionality and comprehensive Web
filtering and content protection. In addition, the new OS provides
enhancements specifically designed for MSSPs seeking to expand their
security portfolio beyond firewall, VPN and IPS services.  
"Email continues to be an easy entry point for hackers and
cybercriminals who cleverly target individuals within an
organization," said Chris Rodriguez, Senior Industry Analyst at Frost
& Sullivan. "As MSSPs and service providers continue to take on the 
role of email protection, they need tools and resources, like those
offered by Fortinet, that best arm and complement their service
offerings." 
In conjunction with the FortiMail 5 rollout, Fortinet is also
introducing two new email security appliances: the FortiMail-200D,
designed for SMBs and the FortiMail-3000D, designed for carriers,
service providers and large enterprises. The unique architecture of
FortiMail provides real time inspection and blocking to stop email
threats with as little resource impact as possible, often at the
connection level. The architecture also removes the need for mail
queuing if the destination mail server is available, which enables
significant performance improvement over competing solutions.
FortiMail has been proven to meet the requirements many of the
world's largest carriers and is the highest performing email security
solution in the industry, delivering message protection for over 28
million messages per hour in a single appliance.  
Additional FortiMail competitive differentiators include:  


 
--  Filtering performance: More horsepower is available to cascade and
    execute a high number of innovative antispam techniques such as URL
    filtering and suspicious newsletter detection, which results in
    consistent Virus Bulletin VBSpam award certification.
--  Depth and breadth of features: FortiMail concentrates a number of mail
    services on a single platform, including encryption, quarantine,
    archiving, AV/AS/content filtering, in/out email rate control,
    management and reporting.
--  Service continuity: FortiMail's unique active-passive and
    active-active clustering options provide seamless failover and
    business continuity. Not only is configuration synchronized, but mail
    data can be replicated as well. In addition, FortiMail offers
    unmatched queuing capacity. In the case of mail server downtime
    FortiMail can hold a large number of emails to cover multiple
    days/weeks of unavailability.

  
New Features in FortiMail 5 
FortiMail 5 delivers three new compelling feature sets:  


 
--  Groupware functionality: Calendaring and address book capabilities
    have been added, which enable FortiMail appliances to be deployed as
    fully functional mail servers with built-in security. The new OS also
    enables FortiMail appliances to operate in either a transparent and/or
    gateway mode, either as CPE or in the cloud, to offer customers the
    greatest deployment flexibility
--  Complete FortiGuard(R) Category Web Filtering and Content
    Protection: Designed to protect customers from inappropriate or
    unwanted Web content, FortiGuard URL Database Categories are based
    upon Web content viewing suitability. Integrated within FortiMail 5,
    this capability provides real-time updates that enable administrators
    to apply highly granular policies that filter Web access based on 79
    Web content categories and over 100 million rated Websites. Continuous
    updates are provided via the global FortiGuard distribution network
--  MSSP-specific enhancements: FortiMail appliances running the new
    FortiMail 5 OS deliver a highly scalable, centrally managed,
    multi-tenant email protection solution for MSSPs seeking value-added
    secure messaging services that can be deployed quickly with minimal
    CAPEX and operational costs. The new features also allow greater
    resource partitioning and protection, which gives MSSPs more detailed
    analytics to assist in customer billing and resource usage.

  
In addition to addressing the email security needs of MSSPs, FortiMail
appliances equipped with the new FortiMail 5 operating system are
ideally suited for ISPs in need of filtering outgoing spam to protect
their IP infrastructure from being blacklisted in order to preserve
customer satisf
action. FortiMail appliances provide critical email
malware protection with high-performance, bi-directional mail
scanning. 
About the FortiMail-3000D 
The FortiMail-3000D advances Fortinet's deep experience in help to
protect networks against spam, malware and other message-borne
threats. Its inbound filtering engine blocks spam and malware before
it can impact network performance and affect users while its out
bound
inspection technology prevents other anti-spam gateways from
blacklisting legitimate subscribers by blocking outbound spam and
malware, including mobile traffic. 
The new appliance enforces secure content delivery via Identify-Based
Encryption (IBE), S/MIME or TLS email encryption options and prevents
accidental and intentional loss of confidential data using FortiMail
predefined or customized dictionaries. 
The FortiMail-3000D supports transparent mode, which enables the
appliance to intercept emails without changing DNS MX records or
existing email server network configurations. Like other members of
the FortiMail appliance family, the FortiMail-3000D supports gateway
and server modes to meet the specific email security requirements of
each customer while minimizing infrastructure changes and service
disruptions. FortiMail is the only email security platform to support
transparent, gateway and server modes.  
The FortiMail-3000D provides email routing, anti-spam and combined
AS/AV performance in excess of 1.6 million messages per hour.  
About the FortiMail-200D 
The FortiMail-200D email security appliance delivers the complete
feature set of the FortiMail product family in a convenient rack
mountable form factor, making it ideal for remote office/branch
office (ROBO) deployments. The appliance inspects more than 170,000
emails per hour, delivering a powerful message security solution for 
smaller remote sites. 
Like other members of the FortiMail product family, the
FortiMail-200D features flexible deployment options (Transparent,
Gateway and Server) that enable the system to adapt to organizational
needs and budget while minimizing infrastructure modifications and
service disruptions. 
Featuring a specialized MTA engine, the FortiMail-200D delivers high
peak capacity, intelligent routing, QoS, virtualization and inbound
and outbound SMTP routing for maximum messaging performance. 
In addition to providing Identity Based Encryption as a standard
feature, the system offers an integrated logging and reporting engine
that enables visibility into messaging usage, quarantine statistics
and other key management information. 
Like the FortiMail-3000D, the FortiMail-200D is available via
device-based licensing that ensures organizations can grow their
secure messaging deployments without incurring costly user-based
licensing fees. 
"Whether you're a service provider or an enterprise, email security
is critical to customer satisfaction and organizational
productivity," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for
Fortinet. "That's why the introduction of FortiMail 5 and our new
FortiMail email security marks a key milestone. Service providers
looking for value-added secure messaging services can capitalize on
the tremendous deployment versatility offered by our new FortiMail
products. And enterprises can take a major step forward in securing
their messaging infrastructure with minimal disruption and cost." 
Availability 
The FortiMail 5 OS is now available as a free update to all existing
customers with a valid support contract. The FortiMail-3000D and
FortiMail-200D appliances are generally available. 
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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