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Fortinet in the Leaders Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm's 2H07 Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant

  • 18 September, 2007 12:32

<p>Fortinet® – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant, 2H07” report.</p>
<p>According to the Gartner report, the enterprise network firewall market is driven primarily by the requirement to provide network policy enforcement and intrusion prevention at trust boundary points. Also, as the report’s authors state: “There are many viable firewall providers, but the leading vendors provide a path to more inspection and blocking capabilities at higher speeds and at lower price points.”</p>
<p>“We consider our placement in the leaders quadrant by Gartner a testament to our success in meeting the unique needs of large enterprises as well as the advanced network firewall capabilities found in our multi-threat security systems,” said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. “Our innovative, purpose-built platform of integrated security appliances and services provide the proven security, flexibility, scalability and manageability that enterprises require to help protect their networks against increasingly complex threats.”</p>
<p>Fortinet’s flagship FortiGate family of integrated security appliances deliver comprehensive network and content protection to enterprises and service providers of all sizes through the integration of eight essential security applications and services, including firewall, antivirus, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, anti-spyware, Web filtering and traffic shaping. FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard™ subscription services, which provide continuous updates to help protect against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats.</p>
<p>Specifically designed for large enterprises, MSSPs and teleco carriers, FortiGate-5000 chassis-based security systems are the industry's first security solutions to comply with the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) standard for next generation carrier grade communications equipment. Mobile operators, telecommunication carriers, service providers and large enterprise customers can configure FortiGate-5000 systems in a variety of ways to offer unmatched performance, reliability, scalability and security.</p>
<p>“In a relatively short amount of time, Fortinet has become a disruptive force in the industry, overtaking vendors larger and smaller,” continued Xie. “We remain dedicated to delivering the technology innovation and customer focus that has helped fuel our growth and set us apart from other vendors. There are hundreds of security companies in the market, but only a few designated leaders. We are pleased to be one of the few.”</p>
<p>For more information on Fortinet solutions, please visit: www.fortinet.com/products.</p>
<p>About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>Source: Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall , 2H07” by Greg Young and John Pescatore, Sept. 13, 2007.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
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Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice, 02 9959 1991, seb@silverspan.com, www.silverspan.com</p>

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