Fortinet Enhances Retail Offering With Presence Analytics as Part of Connect and Secure Solution

Fortinet Enhances Retail Offering With Presence Analytics as Part of
Connect and Secure Solution 
Integrated FortiGate, FortiWifi and FortiPresence Analytics Solutions
Help Retailers Streamline Network Management and Understand Customer
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
unveiled six new products aimed at further connecting and integrating
Fortinet's security and wireless platforms for retail, branch offices
and distributed enterprises. As part of Fortinet's broad Connect and
Secure solution, Fortinet's new FortiGate Unified Threat Management
(UTM), FortiWiFi and FortiPresence analytics products combine
unparalleled threat protection, analytics, wireless connectivity and
centralized management capabilities. This allows distributed
organizations to be
tter adhere to compliance regulations and analyze
customer behavior to compete more effectively in the marketplace. 
"The launch of Fortinet's new Connected UTM appliances accelerates
the company's long-term vision for a secure and connected environment
for retailers, and other distributed enterprises," said Tamir Hardof,
vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "With increased
integration between Fortinet's UTM features, wireless access points
and analytics software, distributed enterprises with limited
resources can streamline complex network management tasks, improve
security, and better understand customer behavior, enabling greater
profitability for their businesses."  
Retail organizations, with up to thousands of branch locations and
fewer than 100 users per location, face a myriad of security and
networking challenges. Even the smallest of these distributed
enterprises struggle to manage a slew of disparate, legacy network
security and access appliances, resulting in an array of efficiency
issues that bottleneck network functionality. This medley of devices
often lack many of the advanced security features found in a UTM
solution, leaving distributed organizations susceptible to APTs, WiFi
attacks and other threats.  
The Connect and Secure Advantage: Easing Retail Complexity  
Retailers and other distributed enterprises are looking for a single
solution that provides all of the fun
ctionality needed to keep their
businesses secure, connected and compliant with regulatory mandates
such as PCI DSS. Fortinet's new Connected UTM appliances, which
includes the FortiGate-60D-3G4G-VZW, FortiWiFi-60D-3G4G-VZW,
FortiGate-70D, FortiGate-80D, and FortiGate-94D-POE, fulfill these
needs by integrating advanced security features with WiFi access
point control, endpoint management, and policy control into a single,
easy-to-manage appliance. This consolidation enhances network
visibility and allows organizations to apply consistent policies
across both wired and wireless networks, while also lowering
management costs. 
With simplicity in mind, Fortinet Connected UTM devices eliminate the
need for a stand-alone network switch or wireless LAN controller by
integrating these functions directly into the FortiGate appliance.
Furthermore, the platform's award-winning ASIC architecture and
FortiOS operating system allow multiple security features to be
enabled without impacting network performance. Finally, Connected UTM
appliances help ease PCI compliance woes by simplifying network
segmentation configuration to separate Cardholder Data Environment
from out-of-scope systems. The ability to easily segment the network
sets the stage for the secure implementation of new technology
initiatives, including digital signage, wireless POS, and kiosk
systems that help retailers create value and stay competitive.  
Highlights of the new Connected UTM appliances include:  

--  Embedded Verizon Wireless 4G LTE modem in the
    FortiGate/FortiWiFi-60D-3G4G-VZW, providing a failover WAN connection,
    or a primary connection to rapidly deploy new stores
--  48 Ethernet ports including 24 PoE in the FortiGate-94D-POE,
    eliminating the need for a stand-alone switch and enabling simple
    deployment of WiFi APs and VoIP phones

"Our implementation of Fortinet's new FortiGate-94D-POE and FortiAP
wireless access points was aimed at creating a highly resilient,
robust and secure network infrastructure that would cater for the
business requirements of today, while enabling us to adopt WiFi
dependent technologies like wireless POS systems," said Mitch Hirsch,
network engineer at Kennards Hire, based in Australia. "Kennards is
comprised of a highly distributed, national branch network. It
demands reliable and high-performance security capable of protecting
assets from a wide variety of threats
. Implementing the Fortinet
solution has enabled us to meet these requirements."  
FortiPresence analytics: A New Competitive Edge 
 These days, many
retail stores face stiff competition, customer attrition and lost
sales to online retailers. To address this challenge, the
FortiPresence analytics platform gives brick-and-mortar retailers a
leg up over their competition, enabling them to compete more
effectively against online retail counterparts. More than simple
analytics technology, FortiPresence is an end-to-end solution that
leverages a retailer's existing in-store Fortinet wireless LAN
infrastructure to deliver a sophisticated customer influence engine
and social Wi-Fi capabilities. This is aimed at guiding customers to
make their purchases in-store, rather than trying the product and
then buying it online. For retailers such as box stores, food and
restaurant chains, shopping malls, and airports, the platform enables
businesses to gain insight and understanding into customer behavior,
optimize store hours, staffing and layout, and achieve elevated ROI
on marketing investment, paving the way for higher customer retention
rates and increased sales.  
The new Connect and Secure products: FortiGate-60D-3G4G-VZW,
FortiWiFi-60D-3G4G-VZW, FortiGate-70D, FortiGate-80D, and
FortiGate-94D-POE, including FortiPresence -- are available now from
authorized Fortinet channel partners. For more information about
FortiGate products, please visit:; for more
information about FortiPresence, please visit:  
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 enterprises and governments to
consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering
performance penalties. Unlike costly, less effective and
lower-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers
to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while
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