Fortinet positioned in leaders' quadrant for Unified Threat Management

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Sunnyvale, California – Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced the company has been positioned by Gartner in the leaders' quadrant of the “Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant”.

“Fortinet has been an innovator and leader in the unified threat management space for more than 11 years. As businesses and the threat landscape evolve, we continue to stay in front of the threats and deliver outstanding protection for our customers,” said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. “Customers of all sizes understand the value of unified threat management because these types of appliances protect their networks while simplifying their IT environments, streamlining performance and lowering their total cost of ownership.”

To be considered a UTM, security appliances must include a stateful firewall, remote access, site-to-site virtual private network support, Web security gateway functionality and network intrusion prevention, which are focused on blocking attacks against un-patched Windows PCs and servers.

Fortinet's FortiGate consolidated security platforms meet and exceed Gartner's definition. In addition to the required features, FortiGate security appliances deliver unmatched performance and protection while simplifying the network, enabling multiple security functions to be managed in one console.

FortiGate appliances and virtual appliances integrate the FortiOS operating system with FortiASIC processors to provide comprehensive, high-performance security. FortiGate appliances provide enterprise-class protection against network, content and application-level threats. Dynamic updates from Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs research team ensure FortiGate appliances are protected against the latest threats 24/7/365. Additionally, FortiGate platforms incorporate sophisticated networking features, such as high availability (active/active, active/passive) for maximum network uptime and virtual domain (VDOM) capabilities to separate various networks requiring different security policies. For more about the FortiGate family of products, please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/.

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