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Fortinet's Consolidated Network Security Platform Selected for New Managed Security Services Option From Verizon Business

Verizon Business Adds Fortinet Platform to Its Unified Threat Management Offerings

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/28/08 -- Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) has added Fortinet's FortiGate(TM) security appliances to its unified threat management offerings. Available immediately in the United States, as well as in many countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Verizon Business will offer security monitoring and management services of this leading all-in-one device.

"Working with Fortinet, Verizon Business is giving customers an all-in-one solution that eases the burden associated with managing the complex security risks of the extended enterprise," said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business Security Solutions. "In our pursuit to provide customers with excellent technologies to meet their specific needs, we are pleased to include Fortinet in our line-up for unified threat management."

Fortinet's FortiGate(TM) multi-threat security systems offers broad security services to mid-sized and large enterprise customers looking to secure their networks through an integrated and outsourced approach. It enables customers to consolidate critical network security functionalities into a single, high-performance appliance that provides firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, virtual private network (VPN), Web content filtering and intrusion prevention (IPS) protection.

"We are very pleased that the Fortinet platform is now a part of Verizon Business' unified threat management offering," said Karl Soderlund, vice president of Americas sales and business development for Fortinet. "An integrated approach to network security provides customers with a myriad of advantages, especially with today's distributed, global workforce. Together, Verizon Business and Fortinet create a very powerful approach to unified threat management."

Fortinet provides ASIC-accelerated security appliances, which are used by enterprises and service providers to enhance and consolidate their security needs 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, Web filtering, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Delivered via its flagship FortiGate family of appliances, Fortinet provides a flexible and extensible platform of security applications and services that enable customers to deploy and centrally manage the same comprehensive level of protection at remote locations as they have for headquarters and data center environments.

About Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com)

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), operates the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed. The company integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services. These solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business better. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.

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

Copyright © 2008 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, FortiReporter and other names are trademarks of Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Maeve Naughton
Fortinet, Inc.
(408) 486-7819
[email protected]

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