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Fortinet Wins TMC Communications Solutions’ Product of the Year Award
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 03:11:51 PM


SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 28, 2012 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) ? a world leader in high-performance network security ? today announced that the company’s FortiGate-5140B has won a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. The industry award evaluates only the most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 and then judges them based on vision, leadership and thoroughness.

“Fortinet was chosen to receive a 2011 Product of the Year Award for creating outstanding advancements in communications,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “The FortiGate-5140B has proven benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at Fortinet. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.”

The FortiGate-5140B offers superior performance, reliability and scalability for high-speed service providers, large enterprises or telecommunications carrier networks. The FortiGate-5140B, running the latest FortiGate-5001B security blade, was named "World's Fastest Firewall" for IPv4 and “World’s Fastest Firewall” for IPv6 traffic when running the new FG-5101C security blade, after delivering 559 Gbps and 536 Gbps firewall throughput respectively, in independent tests by BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. Native 10-GbE support and a highly-flexible AdvancedTCA™ (ATCA)-compliant architecture enable the FortiGate-5140B to protect today's most demanding networks, including cloud-based, multi-tenant security-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service environments. The FortiGate-5140B supports up to fourteen blades, allowing customers to customize and scale their security solution for their unique environments. Customers can incorporate a mix of advanced networking blades such as the FortiSwitch-5203B to distribute traffic to multiple FortiGate security blades, enabling wire-speed firewall performance at 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) speeds. They can also incorporate FortiManager and FortiMail security blades in the chassis as well as integrate with virtual or physical FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer appliances to provide centralized command, messaging security, and rich analytics and reporting to help security managers stay fully current with evolving security needs.

“It’s great to see the FortiGate-5140B recognized for its leadership and innovation in the industry,” said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of products for Fortinet. “The product’s blazing fast performance, rock-solid stability and unmatched scalability helps drive the success of our customers, which, in turn, drives the success of our company. We look forward to pushing the technological boundaries even further in the coming months.”

To date, Fortinet has won more than 10 industry awards around the world for its products. In February, the FortiGate-60C won the “Best UTM Security” award at SC Magazine’s Reader’s Trust awards. In May, the FortiGate-300C won “Best Integrated Security Solution” at SC Awards Europe 2012; the company won “Information Security Company of the Year” at SC Congress Canada 2012; the FortiGate-5140B and FortiGate-1000C won “Best Firewall” and “Integrated Security” respectively at Network Products Guide’s 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards; FortiClient won its 25th “Virus Bulletin VB100” award based on the software’s detection rates and stability and FortiMail earned its 18th consecutive Virus Bulletin award based on its high spam catch rate and zero false positives in the newsletter samples test. In June, Network World Asia recognized Fortinet with an Information Management Award for best virtualization security.

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