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Fortinet Beefs Up Enterprise Management Capabilities for FortiGate Multi-Threat Security Platform

New FortiManager 4.0 and FortiAnalyzer 4.0 Firmware Improve Performance, Scalability & Usability for Large Enterprise Environments

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/29/09 -- Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced enhancements to its centralized management portfolio with the new software release of FortiManager(TM) 4.0 and FortiAnalyzer(TM) 4.0, which significantly improve the enterprise management capabilities of Fortinet's FortiGate® multi-threat security appliances. The new software releases of Fortinet's management and analysis platforms correspond to the FortiGate FortiOS 4.0 operating system introduced earlier this year.

FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer appliances provide a single hub for network and security administrators to define, deploy, monitor and manage Fortinet security devices. They also provide the means to oversee security events, perform forensic analysis and generate fully customizable graphical reports that detail the security posture of an enterprise network. With the 4.0 software releases for FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer platforms, Fortinet has improved the performance, scalability and usability of its centralized management portfolio and provides the basis for the success and ongoing efficient operation of an enterprise security infrastructure.

"The growing adoption of FortiGate integrated security appliances among large-scale enterprise and carrier customers required us to incorporate advanced functionality on our management and analysis platforms to meet the evolving demands and complexities of these environments," said Anthony James, vice president, products, Fortinet. "FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer 4.0 are industrial strength products that enable network administrators greater functionality and performance in an elegant, centralized solution."

Enterprise Strength

The Fortinet centralized management portfolio, comprised of FortiManager 4.0 and FortiAnalyzer 4.0, offer the following new enhancements:

--  Improvements in the performance and scalability of FortiManager 4.0
    software allow administrators to deploy and manage thousands of FortiGate
    devices within the network and from a single FortiManager platform.

--  Improved workflow in FortiManager 4.0 software allows administrators
    to reduce the amount of work required to manage a large number of devices.
    In addition to device-centric management, the new centralized policy model
    allows for a single policy to be deployed to any or all devices under
    management.

--  Improved disaster recovery features, including full support for
    redundant and geographically separate FortiManager devices, mean faster
    recovery of the security infrastructure in the event of a major disaster.

--  Improved correlation between vulnerabilities and security policy is
    enabled with FortiAnalyzer 4.0 software, which now includes a vulnerability
    management (VM) component. Reports demonstrate not only vulnerabilities
    discovered by the service, but also provide guidance on adjusting the
    security policy of Fortinet devices to protect against those
    vulnerabilities. The new VM component is kept up to date through Fortinet's
    FortiGuard® Vulnerability Management Service.
    

Pricing & Availability

Both FortiManager 4.0 and FortiAnalyzer 4.0 software upgrades are available to current customers with valid support contracts at no additional charge. New purchases of these platforms will include the latest 4.0 software. The products are currently in general availability worldwide.

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 in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS and Anti-Spam). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

Copyright © 2009 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and (TM) denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiDB and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties.

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