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Havells Sylvania Standardizes on Fortinet for Its Global Network Security

Fortinet's Broad Range of Security Solutions Allows Sylvania Strong Network Protection, Centralized Management and Control

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/16/09 -- Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Havells Sylvania, one of the leading global designers and suppliers of lighting systems, has standardized its network security infrastructure on Fortinet security solutions. Havells Sylvania has deployed 50 FortiGate® integrated multi-threat appliances across the globe, along with FortiManager® and FortiAnalyzer® management and reporting platforms, to provide protection for the company's multiple sites and data centers across the globe.

With some 50 sites worldwide and two large data centers in Amsterdam and Brussels, Havells Sylvania required a global, uniform and centralized network security strategy. Critical data is dispatched over the network to all parts of the world and stored on the company's various servers. To ensure safe communications, it was critical for the IT department to select a consolidated network security approach that would provide broad multi-threat protection, centralized management, ease of use and all while being cost-effective. Havells Sylvania identified Fortinet as the vendor that best met those requirements.

"Our business has grown from four decentralized locations to now more than 50. A point solution security strategy would have failed in providing us with strong security and simple and efficient management. We also found Fortinet's focus as a one-stop-shop for security to offer the right level of expertise for us," said Rajesh Bhatia Vice President IT at Havells Sylvania. "Fortinet not only offers the broadest suite of security appliances and technologies, but its home-grown technology allows the implementation of consistent, centralized and scalable network security."

"At the enterprise level, many of our customers are faced with the challenge of efficiently protecting a widely distributed network," said Patrice Perche, vice president of EMEA & SEA sales for Fortinet. "Our suite of security solutions is based on a single home-grown platform, which allows us to provide a highly efficient, cost-effective and consolidated security solution, with the same high level of security delivered to each office across the globe."

Havells Sylvania has deployed over 50 Fortinet FortiGate integrated multi-threat security appliances consisting of a mix of FortiGate-60B, FortiGate-110C and larger FortiGate-310B appliances. Havells Sylvania leverages all the security functions provided in each FortiGate security platform including firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, IDS/IPS, Web content filtering and SSL VPN.

Havells Sylvania's standard network configuration is comprised of two data centers and 50 remote sites interconnected via one large MPLS network. Fortinet's FortiGate security appliances screen all incoming and outgoing traffic dispatched via leased lines or local Internet connections. They also provide VPN interconnectivity to Sylvania's various worldwide locations, including in Sao Paulo, Madrid, Moscow, Amsterdam, Bangkok, etc.

Havells Sylvania's security configuration is completed with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, Fortinet's appliances for centralized management and reporting. FortiManager enables Havells Sylvania to monitor the various sites from one single location as well as to manage, configure and update its FortiGate appliances remotely. FortiAnalyzer performs the analysis, logging and reporting of the data recorded by the Fortinet appliances. Reporting can be tailor-made, which means that Havells Sylvania's administrators can analyze their network security from a policy and compliance perspective, but also study the attack patterns against the network. This provides Havells Sylvania with a clear view of its network status, enabling the company to quickly respond to any changes.

About Havells Sylvania

Sylvania was acquired by Havells India Ltd in March 2007. Havells Sylvania now has a turnover of more than US$ 1.2 billion, with 94 offices and around 8,000 employees in over 50 countries. Havells Sylvania products are manufactured in 17 facilities located in Europe, India, Latin America and Africa. The company is active wherever lighting solutions are required: from simple lighting in car parks and shop window displays, to lighting showrooms for elaborate products presentations, and complete lighting systems for shopping centres, art galleries, plus complex design lighting for world-class architecture. Havells Sylvania sells products under the Sylvania, Concord, Lumiance brands.

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.

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