Fortinet(R) Advances Its Network Security Platform With New Enterprise Firewall Capabilities

Fortinet(R) Advances Its Network Security Platform With New Enterprise Firewall 
Capabilities 
Answers the Question, "What's Next in Next-Generation Enterprise
Firewalls?" With New FortiOS 5 Enterprise-Class Capabilities That
Include Feature Select, Contextual Visibility and Advanced Threat
Protection (ATP) 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
answered the question, "What's next in next-generation enterprise
firewalls?" with new features within its FortiOS 5 operating system,
which serves as the foundation for the company's award-winning
FortiGate(TM) network security platform. The new update includes: 


 
--  Feature Select: With one-click, customers can choose from a variety of
    security configuration options, including: High Speed Firewall, NGFW,
    ATP, Web Filtering, UTM and others
--  Contextual Visibility: Gives organizations real-time and historical
    insight on network use based on application, user and device
--  Advanced Threat Protection (ATP): Enhanced security tools combat
    multi-vector persistent attacks

  
Eric Ahlm, research director at Gartner, commented: "Security buyers
may seek a combination of firewall options, such as NGFW, unified
threat management (UTM), virtual and stateful firewalls, to meet a
wide range of typical enterprise needs, such as data center, small
offices or highly distributed enterprises, as cost-effectively as
possible."(1) 
"In order to increase protection, simplify management and reduce
costs, enterprises today are migrating away from multi-vendor
firewall environments in favor of a single-vendor model," said John
Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "For example, an
enterprise may have high-performance firewalls for its datacenters,
NGFWs for their campus perimeters and UTMs for their distributed
offices. With its singular focus on innovating security and
security-focused R&D, only Fortinet provides a true Network Security
Platform with a wide array of robust security functionality for
datacenters, campus perimeter and distributed offices." 
Fortinet Network Security: Providing Choice for Specific Enterprise
Requirements
 With Fortinet Feature Select, enterprises can quickly
and easily configure their FortiGate appliances based on their unique
business and security requirements. These preset configurations can
be done with a single button click at the time of system setup or at
any time during the system's deployment. Configuration options
include high-performance Firewall (includes VPN), NGFW (includes
Firewall, intrusion prevention and application control); ATP
(includes advanced threat protection and endpoint control); WF
(includes Web filtering and explicit proxy); NGFW + ATA (includes
NGFW and ATP features) and UTM (includes all previously mentioned
features plus email filtering, data loss prevention, vulnerability
scanning). 
Better Protection with Better Visibility
 The new Contextual
Visibility feature in FortiOS 5 gives administrators deeper insights
into historic or real-time network activities using detailed
analytics. The types of data that can be extracted include IP and
Port, geographical IP, session type, user names, network usage,
network coverage and the types of applications and devices that are
connecting to the network. With this, administrators can use
correlated data to identify top clients associated with particular
threats and further isolate suspicious Websites and IP addresses.
This is available through the client reputation function. 
Protection Against Advanced Targeted Attacks (ATA)
 ATAs, also
referred to as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), target specific
organizations, infiltrate from multiple vectors and can remain
stealthy for an undetermined amount of time before exfiltrating data.
The new FortiGuard Advanced Threat Protection Service offers a
multi-pronged approach to security that helps protect against attacks
that could arrive via zero day vulnerability, undiscovered malware,
phishing emails and/or password hacks. The features within the ATP
service include botnet blacklisting, antimalware signatures and
cloud-based sandboxing.  
Certified Performance Powered by Custom ASICs 
 Today's announcement
further exemplifies why FortiOS is the world's most advanced network
security operating system. When coupled with FortiGate appliances,
which feature high performance, purpose-built network, content and
SoC processors that have been certified by industry-leading test and
measurement labs, such as NSS Labs, ICSA Labs, Common Criteria, Virus
Bulletin and FIPS, network administrators have the power to detect
malicious content at Gigabit speeds. Other security technologies
cannot protect against today's wide range of content- and
connection-based threats because they rely on general-purpose CPUs,
causing a dangerous performance gap. FortiASIC(TM) processors help to
ensure the network security in place does not become the network
bottleneck. 
Availability
 The FortiOS 5 update is available now from
https://support.fortinet.com.  
Free Webinar
 To learn more about how Fortinet is changing the
industry by redefining the next-generation firewall, please register
here for a free Webinar:
https://fortinet.webex.com/fortinet/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=572789137  
(1) (Competitive Landscape: Next-Generation Firewall Appliance
Market, Worldwide, 2013 by Eric Ahlm, published 3 April 2013) 
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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Media Contact: 
Rick Popko
Fortinet, Inc. 
408-486-7853
rpopko@fortinet.com 
Investor Contact: 
Michelle Spolver
Fortinet, Inc.
408-486-7837
mspolver@fortinet.com 
 
 
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