VINCI Energies Secures Its Remote Sites Network With Fortinet

VINCI Energies Secures Its Remote Sites Network With Fortinet 
More Than 850 FortiGate Appliances Deployed in France 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 --   Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that VINCI Energies, the energy business line of VINCI
group, has deployed more than 850 FortiGate(R) appliances to
standardize and secure its network of remote sites across France.
Fortinet's solutions were chosen for their ability to meet VINCI
Energies' requirements in terms of security efficacy, reliability,
performance and ease of administration. 
With 64,000 people in 45 countries and revenues of 9 billion Euros in
2012, VINCI Energies is the French leader and one of the top European
market players of services related to energy and information
Early 2012, VINCI Energies decided to replace its Juniper and
Fortinet firewalls with a single provider in order to standardize
network security across its entire infrastructure. The group
conducted an analysis of IT security solutions from Juniper, Check
Point and Fortinet and selecting the main integrators that
represented those vendors as part of a request for proposal (RFP).
After analysis, Vinci Energies chose Axians, a networking and
telecoms integrator and a subsidiary of VINCI Energies, for the
integration and support of Fortinet's solutions. Fortinet was
identified as the vendor offering the best security solution in terms
of functionality, reliability and performance. Fortinet's solutions
also allow VINCI Energies to benefit from centralized management for
all the security appliances deployed in France. 
"Thanks to the broad functionality the FortiGate platform integrates
within a single appliance, Fortinet's solution met all our RFP
requirements. In addition, during our various tests, Fortinet's
FortiGate systems proved to be technically superior to competing
solutions both in terms of performance and reliability. For a
deployment of over 850 appliances, the selected vendor had to give us
confidence on the reliability of its hardware, and Fortinet clearly
did," said Dominique Tessaro, head of Information Systems at VINCI
Energies. "Finally, the availability of Fortinet's sales team as well
as the excellent price/performance ratio were highly appreciated and
made a difference in our final decision." 
The implementation of 850 FortiGate-60Cs, 8 FortiGate-300Cs and 4
FortiGate-100Ds in more than 860 VINCI Energies remote sites in
France is now complete. Every FortiGate appliance delivers the
following integrated features: firewall for protecting Internet
access locally; IPSec VPN and policy-based routing for secure access
to the group's business applications from any site in case of fault
or unavailability of the MPLS network; as well as antivirus and IPS
for Internet attack detection and mitigation. Furthermore, QoS
provided by Fortinet's appliances enables the prioritization of the
business applications and the optimization of inter-sites traffic.
Finally, the FortiGate devices support both IPv4 and IPv6, therefore
providing to VINCI Energies the same level of security on its IPv6
Intranet as on the rest of its network.  
The FortiGate appliances are remotely managed by Axians through the
FortiManager(TM)-3000C, a complete and easy-to-use centralized
management system. This solution provides centralized configuration,
software updates and policy provisioning, allowing Vinci Energies to
simply and efficiently manage its entire security infrastructure.
FortiAnalyzer(TM)-1000C, Fortinet's logging and reporting appliance,
securely collects and centralizes daily logs of FortiGate devices and
allows the creation of reports and statistics for complete visibility
of the network security posture.  
"The large deployment scale of our FortiGate network security
appliances at VINCI Energies shows that they can perfectly meet the
highest expectations of large enterprises in terms of performance and
security," said Patrice Perche, senior vice-president of
International Sales and Support at Fortinet. "Our award-winning,
proprietary solutions are designed to provide companies with the most
complete protection while helping ensure maximum flexibility and ease
of management. For our clients, this results in greater control over
their network and costs." 
About VINCI Energies (
 VINCI Energies
is present in 45 countries, including 25 outside Europe, and employs
64,000 people. In 2012, the company had revenues of 9.017 billion
Euros. Thanks to a large network of 1,500 business units, Vinci
Energies is the French leader and one of the top market players in
Europe of services related to energy and information technology. 
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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