NH Bank of South Korea Chooses Fortinet to Protect Critical Network Control Center

NH Bank of South Korea Chooses Fortinet to Protect Critical Network Control 
Bank Selects High Performance FortiGate(R)-3950B Next Generation
Firewall With 20 Gbps Throughput and Industry-Leading Application
Control and Web Filtering 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --   Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that NH Bank (Nonghyup Bank) of South Korea selected
Fortinet's FortiGate(R)-3950B next-generation firewall (NGFW) as the
core security solution to help protect its new network control
center. NH Bank is the nationwide banking subsidiary of the National
Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF), which is one of the
world's largest cooperatives with more than 15 million associate
Facing a myriad of highly sophisticated attacks, NH Bank moved to
bolster its core network security platform in late 2012. In
particular, NH Bank required a high-performance security solution
that could effectively control the bank's applications, enforce
granular security policies based on individual users, provide Web
filtering and optimize network traffic. 
Furthermore, the required security solution had to be scalable and
highly reliable in order to route Internet traffic from all of the
bank's nationwide branches to its new centralized datacenter for
unified, single-point policy control and management. 
Nine major international and local security vendors, including
Fortinet, Check Point and Palo Alto Networks participated in NH
Bank's benchmark tests to demonstrate the system performance,
security and management capabilities of their solutions. 
"Fortinet's high performance during our benchmark testing met our
security requirements and led us to select them as our next security
vendor," said NH Bank's IT department representative. "Fortinet's
results showed us what's possible with today's modern security
technologies. We now see the FortiGate-3950B as the foundation to
address all our security requirements for many years to come."  
During the test, Fortinet's FortiGate-3950B outperformed the
competition by delivering 20 Gbps of throughput for combined
firewall, IPS and application control capabilities. Wire-speed
performance was achieved for both 1,500-byte and 64-byte packets,
which is critical for maintaining QoS of traditional wired, as well
as mobile and VoIP traffic. This high performance across a range of
packet sizes was one of the most important reasons NH Bank chose
Fortinet over competing solutions.  
The FortiGate-3950B also demonstrated outstanding application control
and Web content filtering and monitoring. The appliance's superior
application control and Web filtering security features and services
are powered by FortiGuard(TM) Labs, which currently supports nearly
2,500 applications and can support, with customization, any specific
application as needed. With 79 categories and 108 million rated
Websites, the FortiGate's Web filtering capabilities are also able to
block undesirable content, thus improving employee productivity while
lowering exposure to risk. 
Since deploying the FortiGate-3950B, NH Bank has successfully
standardized its network security environment. Even though network
centralization increased Internet traffic at the control center, the
FortiGate-3950B is able to rapidly process data while remaining easy
to manage and configure. Policy set-up and changes for meeting
compliance requirements are quick and simple to implement. 
"Our enterprise-class security appliances regularly beat the
competition in real-world tests. The FortiGate-3950B lives up to its
performance promises, which is a testament to the technology and R&D
innovation that we have put behind our solutions," said Patrice
Perche, Fortinet's senior vice president for International Sales &
Support. "We are committed to developing the best next generation
firewalls on the market and bringing more security and control to
financial services firms, government organizations and large
enterprises around the world." 
About FortiGate
 Fortinet's FortiGate consolidated security systems
are ASIC-accelerated appliances that integrate core security and
network functions including firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN, application
control, IPS, Web filtering, antispam/antimalware, data loss
prevention, SSL traffic inspection and WAN optimization. The
FortiGate platform's unique approach combines custom FortiASIC
processors with latest generation general purpose CPUs to minimize
packet processing and latency while accurately scanning the data for
threats. Custom FortiASIC(TM) processors enable organizations to
detect malicious content- and connection-based threats at
multi-Gigabit speeds. 
In May 2011, the FortiGate-3950B was benchmarked by independent cyber
security company BreakingPoint and received a Resiliency Score(TM) of
95/100 -- the highest published score on record. The BreakingPoint
Resiliency Score is an automated test based on industry standards for
performance, security and stability of network and security devices.
More information on that benchmark test can be found here:
For more information on the Fortinet FortiGate-3950B series, please
visit http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/3950series.html. 
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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