Fortinet(R)'s FortiDB Wins SC Magazine 5 Star Award and Best Buy Rating

Fortinet(R)'s FortiDB Wins SC Magazine 5 Star Award and Best Buy Rating 
High Performance and Feature Rich Database Security Appliance "...Is
One of a Long String of Fortinet Successes" 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/15/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the company's FortiDB-1000C was honored by SC Magazine with
a five star (out of five stars) award and "Best Buy" rating in the
magazine's latest application and web security appliance roundup
published on November 1, 2013. The appliance won perfect five star
marks in the categories of Features, Support, Value for Money and
Performance. For the full review, please visit:  
In a head-to-head comparison against five security appliances from
competitors that included Barracuda, McAfee, Imperva and F5 Networks,
SC Magazine reviewer, Peter Stephenson wrote, "Fortinet is well-known
for its products, and those we have reviewed in the past exhibited
high quality response to a variety of challenges. The FortiDB-1000C
did not disappoint us in this regard. It is one of a long string of
Fortinet successes." 
About the FortiDB-1000C
 Designed for mid-sized enterprises, the
FortiDB-1000C is a broad database security and compliance platform
that helps protect databases and applications from internal and
external threats. Utilizing its flexible policy framework, FortiDB
allows quick and easy implementation of internal IT control
frameworks for database activity monitoring, IT audit and regulatory
"(The FortiDB-1000C) has 24/7 or 8/5 support available, with
engineers who are helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. The user
interface is interactive and easy to operate. The product itself can
monitor up to 30 databases," Stephenson noted in his review. "The
documentation and support were some of the best we have seen."  
Additional product features include: 

--  Scalable protection for hundreds of databases
--  The heterogeneous platform supports AIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
    Solaris 10, Windows XP/Vista, Windows Server 2003, and virtualized
--  Quick time-to-value with hundreds of pre-populated policies covering
    known exploits, configuration weaknesses, sensitive data, operational
    risks and compliance
--  Automated policy generation to accelerate deployment process
--  Easy deployment of database activity monitoring/audit across hundreds
    of databases via centralized policy management

In terms of benchmark testing, Stephenson wrote, "The 1000C passed all
of our testing with flying colors. We tested it by creating databases
performing routine database tasks in our test bed, and by running
attacks using sqlmap and Armitage. The device logged all of the
attack events, which, of course, is important to administrators.
Logging is complete and there are many features specifically targeted
at compliance reporting. In addition to detecting our attempts at
database compromise, the 1000C can initiate database vulnerability
tests of its own." 
Stephenson concluded his review by noting, "(The FortiDB-1000C)
exceeded initial expectations and received almost no negative points.
It has the potential to be a significant asset to any organization's
database security. Its value for money, considered over its
lifecycle, is excellent and the solid reputation of the vendor is a
positive consideration." 
"With the recent increase in hacker activities and internal data
thefts, companies are forced to evaluate at all layers of data
protection, especially at the database level, as that's where a
company's confidential information resides. FortiDB has been
engineered to address all database security functions from assessment
to database audit in one cost efficient appliance," said John
Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "We're excited to
see the FortiDB-1000C positively recognized by an esteemed
independent publication, such as SC Magazine."  
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About Fortinet
 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users
and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in
high-performance network security, we enable businesses and
governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies
without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible
and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower
customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities
while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at 
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