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Fortinet Announces Carrier-Specific Multi-Threat Security Platform, Supports Cloud-Based Security Services

New FortiCarrier Operating System and Hardware Platform Bring Unique Carrier-Grade Capabilities for VOIP, Mobile Content Security

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/05/09 -- Fortinet® -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the release of a carrier-grade version of its FortiGate® multi-threat security platform. The new FortiCarrier(TM) family integrates many new functionalities to help carriers, service providers, managed security service providers and enterprises better protect their own networks as well as the networks of their customers through cloud-based security delivered as a service. Fortinet's FortiCarrier platform includes all the capabilities of the FortiGate line plus a specialized "superset" of carrier-class features: securing voice-over-IP infrastructures and mobile operator content, and enabling automated provisioning and management of security policies on a per-user basis. In addition, FortiCarrier provides the intelligent infrastructure to help service providers more easily deliver security as a service to their customers through, among other things, the industry's only fully virtualized offering to support nine consolidated security features.

The new FortiCarrier features are driven by three key trends: the convergence of content types including data, voice, video and mobile content onto a single network; the proliferation of mobile threats; and the growing popularity of the security-as-a-service business model. The security implications of these trends are addressed through new enhancements to the FortiOS(TM) Carrier 4.0 operating system and supported by the FortiCarrier-3810A and -5001A-DW hardware platforms.

"A carrier-specific offering for consolidated security would be timely to take advantage of the market's current propensity toward managed security services, especially under the budgetary pressures of the current economic climate," said Lee Doyle, group vice president and general manager of IDC's Network Infrastructure and Security Products and Services groups. "There are strong indicators to suggest that this is a business model that is attractive to more than just carriers; large enterprises and small- to mid-MSSPs are also seeing the services opportunity in security and would also benefit from a carrier-grade consolidated security platform."

Carrier-Grade Capable

FortiCarrier is a powerful solution in its ability to offer dual benefits -- helping customers with CAPEX and OPEX savings for securing their own networks and enabling a business model for a recurring revenue stream with managed security services. This is enabled by the numerous carrier-specific capabilities Fortinet has added to the FortiCarrier product line, including the following key features:

--  Dynamic Security Profiles -- Service providers now have the ability to
    apply automated security policies on a per-user basis and reduce manual
    configurations, which lowers operational expense. This becomes increasingly
    valuable for service providers as the growing popularity of managed
    security services could mean a significant increase in management
    complexities to support thousands of customers, all with differing security
    policies.

--  Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Security -- With the convergence of
    voice networks onto IP networks, SIP Security protects voice calls exposed
    to the Internet. FortiOS Carrier contains a SIP firewall which integrates
    seamlessly with Fortinet's intrusion prevention service to protect voice
    infrastructure from rogue traffic and malicious threats.

--  Mobile Provider Security -- The growing precedence of mobile threats
    is requiring specific attention to securing mobile content on the millions
    of handsets in operation today. FortiOS Carrier features three capabilities
    specific to mobile providers:  (1) Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    antivirus and antispam engine to help eliminate malware and spam in
    messages that use the MMS standard, (2) mobile content filtering to enforce
    appropriate use policies and (3) a GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) firewall
    that is designed for compatibility with 3GPP specifications. The
    combination of these features offers protection for both the mobile
    provider's infrastructure and for end-user devices.
    

"The carrier and service provider segments are our fastest-growing customer segments and have a unique set of requirements that are addressed with the FortiCarrier platform," said Michael Xie, CTO and co-founder of Fortinet. "The new features of FortiCarrier, combined with powerful virtualization capabilities, mean that MSSPs, carriers, service providers and enterprises can simultaneously replace their stand-alone security equipment and have a consolidated platform for seamlessly rolling out and managing a security services business."

FortiCarrier Product Family

The following three products make up the FortiCarrier family of carrier-grade solutions:

--  FortiOS Carrier 4.0 is the software component for FortiCarrier
    specialized security hardware. In addition to a full suite of security
    services, FortiOS Carrier 4.0 extends the security operating system with
    features designed specifically for service provider environments.

--  FortiCarrier-3810A platform integrates specialized security into an
    expandable appliance ideal for many service provider implementations. It
    supports up to four FortiASIC(TM)-accelerated 10GigE interfaces and offers
    four Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) expansion bays.

--  FortiCarrier-5001A-DW platform is part of a chassis-based security
    platform and offers the ultimate in performance, flexibility, reliability,
    and scalability for the largest of service provider implementations.
    Support for high-density GigE and 10GigE interfaces provides tremendous
    flexibility and throughput scalability.
    

FortiOS Carrier 4.0 and the FortiCarrier-3810A and -5001A-DW hardware platforms are all generally available and shipping. Hardware pricing varies based on system configuration. There is no additional charge for FortiOS Carrier software when the applicable hardware platform has an active FortiCare support contract in effect. Additional information on the FortiCarrier product line can be found at http://www.fortinet.com/products/forticarrier/.

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, web filtering, spyware prevention, and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and a unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting capabilities. 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 VPN, SSL VPN, 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, FortiDB and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements herein attributed to third parties and Fortinet does not separately endorse any such statements.

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