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Accuity Standardizes on Fortinet for Global Network Security Deployment
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 03:50:40 PM

SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 22, 2011 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that Accuity, a leading provider of services for the elimination of fraud, waste and abuse for Medicaid, government healthcare and public benefit program stewardship systems, has standardized on Fortinet's multi-threat network security solutions for its worldwide network security refresh.

Accuity is the leading worldwide provider of global payment routing data, anti-money laundering (AML) screening software and services that allow organizations, across multiple industries, to maximize efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions. Accuity maintains the most authoritative and comprehensive databases globally with a reputation built on the accuracy and quality of data, products and services.

"We have had significant growth through acquisitions, which led to a plethora of network security solutions being deployed throughout our global network," said Bill Ward, CTO at Accuity. "It was important for us to consolidate those solutions and go with a single vendor to help better manage our infrastructure. The Fortinet solution offered us the scalability, the single pane of glass for management and the functionality that we needed."

For the global network security deployment, Accuity purchased:

  • Eight FortiGate-1240B appliances to be deployed in high availability (HA) mode at corporate headquarters, at its National Regulatory Services (NRS) headquarters and two secure hosting locations
  • 12 FortiGate-60C appliances at field offices to help provide full UTM functionality
  • Four FortiWifi-60C appliances at field offices to provide secure wireless connectivity with UTM functionality
  • 350 FortiClient endpoint security software licenses to extend secure access/network security protection "off premise" for their remote users
  • One FortiManager-400B system for centralized management and monitoring of the FortiGate systems being deployed
  • Two FortiAnalyzer-400B systems to analyze data traversing the global network

With so many different types of companies and government agencies relying on Accuity's solutions, a private cloud environment was very important to them. With Fortinet's Virtual Domain (VDOM) capabilities, Accuity can segment each business unit (i.e. securities, banking and government) to help meet compliance mandates for each group without interfering with other business units. Yet, global changes are able to be made, as well as global reporting and network analysis.

"Because of the type of information we provide to worldwide companies and government agencies, it's critical that our systems are up 24/7 and that those systems are completely secure and separated from one another," said Troy Moritz, CSO at Accuity. "Fortinet was the only vendor that offered a compliance solution which matched our distributed and complex network's challenges with ease of use and cost-effectiveness."

"Accuity was able to simplify its network security footprint by standardizing on Fortinet for its global refresh," said Pete Brant, vice president of enterprise sales at Fortinet. "In doing so, their network deployment, management and reporting became easier and is saving them time, money and headaches by not having to work with multiple vendors."

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