Fortinet FortiMail(TM) Earns Coveted Virus Bulletin VBSpam+ Certification Based on High Spam Catch Rate and Zero False

Fortinet FortiMail(TM) Earns Coveted Virus Bulletin VBSpam+ Certification Based 
on High Spam Catch Rate and Zero False Positives 
Email Security Solution Earns 24th Consecutive Virus Bulletin
Antispam Award 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the company's FortiMail(TM) email security solution has
earned the VBSpam+ certification from Virus Bulletin, a leading
security magazine, based on the software's high spam catch rate and
zero false positives. This is FortiMail's 24th consecutive Virus
Bulletin Antispam award.  
Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 19 other antispam
products from multiple countries for spam catch rates and false
positive rates. In addition to winning its 24th consecutive award,
the report noted that FortiMail had zero false positive out of 13,563
legitimate and spam emails processed by the appliance.  
"FortiMail has a VBSpam history going back as far as June 2009," said
Martijn Grooten, antispam test director for Virus Bulletin. "Since
then, FortiMail has edged very close to winning a VBSpam+ award
several times -- and on this occasion it finally managed to do so.
The product's high catch rate makes it one of the highest performing
solutions available."  
"Our engineers are constantly striving towards making the best email
security appliances in the industry, and it's great to see their hard
work being recognized today with VBSpam+ certification," said John
Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "Third party
validations from esteemed publications such as Virus Bulletin are
critical for our customers and partners, as they help them make
better informed buying decisions." 
The FortiMail family of email security solutions 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, extreme
scalability and its malware detection technology, which is updated by
the FortiGuard(R) 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 Category URL 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 emails 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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About Virus Bulletin 
 Virus Bulletin started in 1989 as a magazine
dedicated to providing PC users with a regular source of intelligence
about computer malware, its prevention, detection and removal, and
how to recover programs and data following an attack. Virus Bulletin
quickly became the leading specialist publication in the field of
malware and spam and is today produced in an online format. For many
years, Virus Bulletin has carried out independent comparative testing
of anti-malware products. The unique VB100 certification scheme is
widely recognized within the industry. Virus Bulletin tests
anti-malware products free of charge and, unlike other certification
schemes, does not allow re-testing -- performances are reported
exactly as they are found. 2009 saw the introduction of Virus
Bulletin's anti-spam comparative testing and the VBSpam certification
scheme which has also become widely recognized and respected within
the industry. 
About Fortinet (
 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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