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Worldwide Mobile Workforce Protected by Fortinet’s Endpoint Security Suite
Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 04:47:59 PM


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31, 2011 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced that worldwide customers are using Fortinet’s FortiClient™ Endpoint Security Suite to provide broad endpoint security. With the rise in mobile workers, it’s more important than ever to help ensure that laptops and mobile devices are protected by an endpoint security solution that provides advanced security features in a uniquely modular endpoint solution. The solution also needs to allow users to load only the functionality that they require for optimized performance.

Fortinet customers around the globe are deploying FortiClient™ Endpoint Security in their environment to help protect their most critical assets including: Accuity, AgroBank, Buongiorno, Ecofis, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Laredo Independent School District, Lincoln Property Company and SFR Business Team.

Electricity Authority of Cyprus Secures the Endpoint with FortiClient

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) is responsible for the generation of electric power and the continued and reliable transmission and distribution of the demand for electricity throughout Cyprus. EAC’s mission is to provide its customers with the highest quality of safe and reliable services. As part of its network security overhaul, EAC has deployed 1,000 FortiClient endpoint security solutions deployed on employee laptops for VPN and antivirus protection as well as for WAN optimization.

“As part of a full network security overhaul, it was important for us to protect not only the desktop computers, but also the computers of the managers,” said Socrates Avraamides, IT security officer at Electricity Authority of Cyprus. “Fortinet is allowing us to help make sure that our entire network from the core to the edge is protected from viruses, malware and spyware.”

Key Features of FortiClient Endpoint Security

  • Antivirus and Antispyware - Provides broad protection against viruses, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, adware and greyware for Windows-based laptops desktops and smartphones. Symbian OS based smartphone support is also available.
  • Secure IPsec VPN - Empowers Windows-based mobile laptops, desktops and smartphones with the capability to access enterprise applications securely with DES / 3DES encryption.
  • Powerful personal firewall - Monitors network traffic and enforces the appropriate application access control on Windows based laptops, desktops, smartphones and Symbian-based smartphones.
  • Advanced Anti-Spam - Powerful anti-spam protection that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Outlook for Windows based personal computers and SMS anti-spam for Windows and Symbian-based mobile smart phones.
  • Web Content Filtering - Provides real-time web content access enforcement to help ensure compliance is available for Windows-based laptops and desktops.

Fortinet’s FortiClient Endpoint Security software helps address the need for secure access and endpoint protection for enterprises - including telecommuters, mobile workers, remote sites - and consumers. A unified security agent for personal computers and mobile devices, FortiClient integrates host antivirus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall, anti-spam, IPSec VPN and web content filtering.

FortiClient PC™ and FortiClient Mobile™ provide the same unified security agent features that FortiClient offers, but for personal computers and smartphones. The FortiClient product line supports the Microsoft Windows operating system, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Vista, centralized policy management, multiple policy support for access to multiple devices, strong encryption and a broad set of tools for troubleshooting.

FortiClient’s protection agent is powered by FortiGuard® Services to help ensure devices are protected against today's blended threats by leveraging Fortinet’s reputation database and signatures to identify and block spam, phishing attempts, viruses and other email-borne threats and deliver automatic real-time updates to FortiClient appliances located around the world.

“With today’s ‘always connected’ lifestyle, protecting remote user laptops and mobile phones is a top priority for many organizations,” said Pete Brant, vice president of enterprise sales for Fortinet. “Fortinet’s FortiClient Endpoint Security Suite provides critical asset protection to remote users whether at work or at home.”

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