Fortinet(R) Launches Secure Wireless LAN Solution

Fortinet(R) Launches Secure Wireless LAN Solution 
New Solution Provides End-to-End, Easy to Manage, System-Wide Policy
Enforcement for Wired and Wireless Networks 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
unveiled its new Secure Wireless LAN solution specifically designed
for distributed enterprises. The Fortinet Secure WLAN integrates
wireless and wired access, security, authentication, switching and
management, in an easily managed system that allows system-wide
policy enforcement. With it, administrators gain a broad, unified
solution that provides unmatched protection, superior TCO and
granular control through user authentication and device visibility
across the entire network. As part of the solution, Fortinet unveiled
new wired and wireless products: the FortiSwitch-28C and
FortiSwitch-348B Ethernet switches and FortiAP-14C and FortiAP-28C
wireless access points. 
"Because of the explosive growth of mobile devices and applications
in the workplace, networks need to be re-architected for low latency,
increased throughput, and of course strong security," said Rohit
Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC. "Solutions such
as Fortinet's new Secure WLAN solution address the major pain points
that distributed enterprises face today -- securely accommodating the
exponential growth of BYOD for both employee and guest access;
identifying and mitigating security issues; and reducing costs and
complexities associated with provisioning and managing overlay
wireless networks."  
The Secure WLAN solution uniquely integrates security into the fabric
of the network to help organizations effectively address enterprise
mobility. With it, Fortinet offers the most comprehensive solution on
the market for consistently protecting the enterprise wired and
wireless networks. Key features include: 
 - Integrated security: No
other vendor provides as advanced and integrated threat protection
coupled with fully featured wireless access. This gives
administrators a streamlined, single-pane-of-glass to manage users
and devices as well as unified policy enforcement across wired and
wireless networks.
 - Low Total Cost of Ownership: With Fortinet,
there is no need to purchase separate WLAN controllers, and there are
no per AP and cloud management licensing fees, which can quickly add
up as wireless is deployed in multiple locations. 
 - Device
Visibility: This allows organizations to define and enforce policies
based on device types. Mobile device access (iPhone, Android, etc.)
is configured by on-boarding the device via user and device
authentication and applying a per device and user policy to ensure
the right destinations are reached. This is the fundamental
technology needed for BYOD initiatives in K-12 and offices. 
Authentication: The solution provides integrated authentication with
single sign-on and policy enforcement across access points, security
appliances and switched devices.
 - Scalability: Fortinet supports
centralized, mesh, and distributed controller-less access point
deployments with a variety of indoor, outdoor and remote APs. These
APs, when combined with FortiGate virtual or appliance-based wireless
controllers, are ideal for education, healthcare, retail and
distributed enterprise environments. 
Available as part of the solution are two new wired and wireless
products, which include FortiSwitch-28C and FortiSwitch-348B Ethernet
switches and FortiAP-14C and FortiAP-28C wireless remote access
points. The FortiSwitches provide seamless integration of various
Fortinet technologies, while power-over-Ethernet functionality
eliminates the need to run additional wires to power wireless access
points. Furthermore, this enables power delivery to FortiVoice IP
phones, FortiCam IP surveillance cameras, and other devices such as
retail PoS devices. The new FortiAPs are small, plug-and-play 802.11n
wireless access points that allow organizations to easily and
securely extend wireless access to branch and home offices while
retaining centralized management and policy control.  
Switch and AP management, as well as user and device policy
enforcement, is powered by Fortinet FortiGate(R) security appliances,
which integrate advanced firewall protection, VPN connectivity,
endpoint and application control, Web filtering, antimalware and data
loss prevention. Combined, these form a complete, highly secure,
end-to-end integrated wired and wireless network solution that is
tailor made for today's mobile, distributed enterprise environment.  
Additionally, for enterprises that require two-factor authentication,
the Fortinet Secure WLAN solution seamlessly supports
FortiAuthenticator series of authentication appliances that deliver
both hardware token and soft token-based two-factor authentication to
any third-party device.  
Fortified with FortiOS
 The Fortinet Secure WLAN solution leverages a
number of new or improved features and capabilities of the FortiOS 5
operating system, including: 

--  Consistent policy enforcement of all wired and wireless network
    traffic using the controller built into all FortiGate appliances.
    Profile changes made from a FortiGate can be pushed out to thousands
    of access points;
--  Bandwidth management for prioritizing mission-critical and bandwidth
    intensive applications;
--  Identity-based policy management for identifying anything connected to
    the network, including mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets,
    and then pushing customizable policies that can be tailored for each
--  Single-pane-of-glass device management for managing all infrastructure
    products attached to the network through a FortiGate or FortiManager
--  Application control for allowing, blocking or rate-limiting access to
    thousands of applications, a crucial building block for today's
    high-bandwidth wireless infrastructure;
--  Rogue AP detection, mitigation and wireless IPS to block unauthorized
    access points from creating a point of information leakage from the
    network and detecting wireless anomalies.

"No other vendor provides such a complete, highly secure end-to-end,
wired and wireless solution for the distributed enterprise," said
John Maddison, vice president of marketing at Fortinet. "With the
Fortinet Secure WLAN offering, customers get consolidation without
compromise -- they get a superior TCO solution that provides
end-to-end wired and wireless network security, management, access
and control."  
Fortinet will showcase the complete solution in booth E70 at the
Infosecurity Europe conference April 23 - 25 at Earls Court, London
UK. For more information on Fortinet's distributed enterprise
solutions, visit: 
The FortiSwitch-28C and FortiSwitch-348B secure Ethernet switches and
the FortiAP-14C and FortiAP-28C access points are available now from
authorized resellers around the world.  
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About Fortinet (
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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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