Fortinet delivers one millionth network security appliance
World-leading network security vendor provides Bell Media with fastest and broadest featured firewall in its class.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a world leader in high-performance network security - today announced that it sold its one millionth network security appliance, 10 years since the company introduced the industry's first multifunction security appliances. This key milestone reflects the significant traction Fortinet has made in the market since its founding to its current position as the fourth-largest network security company in the world and the leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) appliances.
Fortinet's millionth unit was shipped to Bell Media, Canada's largest multimedia conglomerate and owner of Canada's top television network, CTV. Bell Media purchased a FortiGate 3950B, one of Fortinet's next-generation firewall products, to help secure its critical infrastructure.
"Fortinet's milestone one millionth shipment could not have been achieved without the security innovation, dedication and teamwork of every individual within our company and channel community," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO at Fortinet. "What's more, we wish to thank our growing base of customers, many of which have remained with us since we shipped our first industry-leading security appliances 10 years ago."
"Bell Media chose Fortinet because we want industry-leading security protecting our network," said Lorenzo Piccioli, senior manager, technology systems at Bell Media. "It's an honour to receive the one millionth FortiGate."
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Customers looking for the integration of firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and application awareness and control turn to the FortiGate 3950B. The next-generation firewall offers unmatched performance, flexibility and security for large enterprises and service provider networks. High-performance hardware and an easily scalable modular design enable the FortiGate 3950B to deliver firewall throughput to as much as 120Gbps as well - the highest available in an appliance form factor.
The shipment of Fortinet's one millionth appliance is one of a number of milestones and successes Fortinet has achieved in 2012, including:
* Growing to more than 1 750 employees and operating more than 30 offices globally;
* Ascending to the fourth-largest network security provider, according to IDC;
* Continuing to be the overall UTM market share leader, according to both Gartner and IDC;
* Winning multiple awards, including: SC Magazine's "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012; SC Magazine's "Reader's Trust Award" for best UTM; SC Magazine's "Best Integrated Security Solution" at the SC Awards Europe; TMC Communications Solutions' "Product of the Year"; and Internet Telephony's "Excellence Award";
* Achieving its 20th consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam award for Fortinet's FortiMail e-mail security platform and its 27th Virus Bulletin VB100 award for FortiClient;
* Demonstrating industry-leading performance with the world's fastest firewall and world's fastest IPv6 firewall, according to BreakingPoint Systems, and earning NSS Lab's "Recommended" rating for IPS; and
* Earning Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for FortiOS 4.3.
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