Fortinet FortiMail Earns 23rd Consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam Award

Fortinet FortiMail Earns 23rd Consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam Award 
Messaging Security Solution Earns Comparative VBSpam Certification
Based on High Spam Catch Rate and Low False Positives 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/13 --   Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the company's FortiMail(TM) messaging security platform has
been awarded its 23rd consecutive Virus Bulletin certification in the
VBSpam Awards. 
Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 18 other antispam
products from multiple countries for spam catch rates, false positive
rates, the ability to accept email sent over IPv6 and the ability to
verify DomainKeys Identified Email (DKIM) signatures. For more
information on DKIM signatures, please visit In
addition to winning its 23rd consecutive award, the report noted that
FortiMail had only three false positive out of 84,576 legitimate
"Fortinet's FortiMail hardware appliance has been active in our lab
since the spring of 2009 (the second VBSpam test), and since then the
product has never failed to win a VBSpam award. The appliance
requires very little maintenance and has always combined good catch
rates with low false positive rates," said Martijn Groote
n, anti-spam
test director for Virus Bulletin. "The product yet again finds itself
with a top-five final score. Performance against phishing emails and
newsletters was average, but both the spam catch rate and the false
positive rate were above average." 
"Our customers have made it clear that they highly value third party
test and measurement results over vendor claims, which makes this
Virus Bulletin award win especially meaningful," said John Maddison,
vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "We're also happy to see
FortiMail recognized as one of the top five antispam solutions in the
marketplace today."  
The FortiMail messaging security platform delivers proven, powerful
messaging security features for any size organization, from small
businesses to carriers, services providers and large enterprises.
Purpose-built for the most demanding networks, the FortiMail family
utilizes Fortinet's years of experience in helping protect
high-volume service provider networks against spam, malware and other
message-borne threats. 
What sets FortiMail apart from competing email appliance
manufacturers are its robust performance, deployment options and its
malware detection technology, which is updated by the FortiGuard
global threat research team 24/7/365. This is the same, award-winning
threat detection technology also found in the FortiClient,
FortiGate(R) and FortiWeb(TM) product lines. 
New Features in FortiMail 5
 In March 2013, Fortinet announced the
availability of the FortiMail 5 operating system, which delivers
three new compelling feature sets to current FortiMail customers with
a valid support contract:  

--  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 5.0,
    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 5.0 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.

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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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