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|Fortinet Earns Department of Defense UC APL Certification for Wide Range of Network Security Products|
|Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49:34 AM|
A Dozen Fortinet Products Certified for Authorized Sale to DoD Agencies
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 28, 2013 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced that twelve of the company’s products have achieved Department of Defense Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) certification. UC APL certification qualifies designated Fortinet products for sale to Department of Defense (DoD) agencies based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) testing, a standardized methodology for the secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.
Fortinet products that have received UC APL certification include the following:
“Gaining UC APL certification is a significant milestone for Fortinet since it provides authorized sales channels into DoD agencies including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and more,” said Bruce Tucker, President and Founder of Patriot Technologies, Inc. and Fortinet reseller. “As a long time reseller into the defense community, we see opportunities for Fortinet’s wide-ranging, end-to-end network security solutions that have passed vigorous DoD compliance testing.”
To achieve UC APL certification, all approved Fortinet products were tested following STIG guidelines and checklists applied to System Under Test. This includes the following: Application Security and Development Checklist (V3R4); Database Security Checklist (V8R1.6); Defense Switched Network Checklist (V2R3.5); Enclave STIG (V4R5); Network Checklist (V8R7); Remote Access STIG (V2R5); Unix Checklist (V5R1.29); Web Checklist-Apache (V6R1.12); Windows 7 STIG (V1R7); Windows XP/2000/2003 Server STIG (V6R1.24). Additional testing involved IPv6 requirements, IP vulnerability, TDM Protocol Security Analysis and more.
Beyond meeting stringent performance requirements, Fortinet products also offer the highest performance at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). And this is important considering that many DoD agencies face significant budgetary uncertainty. For example, in a recent January 16 memorandum, Army personnel are asked to reduce base operating funding to achieve at least a 30% reduction of FY 13 Base Operations Support (BOS) spending levels compared to FY 12 levels.
Fortinet products are designed to help accommodate these new government spending levels. The company’s FortiGate-800C, for example, just received NSS Labs’ “Recommended” rating for Overall Protection, Stability & Reliability and TCO. The full benchmark report can be downloaded here.
The FortiGate family of network security appliances delivers ASIC-powered multi-threat security capabilities that integrate firewall, VPN, IPS, application control with advanced wireless controller and vulnerability scanning capabilities. FortiWiFi wireless security gateways combine the multi-threat protection of FortiGate appliances with a built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless access point. The FortiAnalyzer centralized network security reporting appliance performs logging, analysis and reporting on multiple Fortinet devices while providing advanced features that include vulnerability assessments and security event correlation. FortiManager centralized security management appliances provide essential tools needed to effectively manage any size Fortinet security infrastructure ranging from a few devices to thousands of appliances and end-point security agents.
Additional certifications that Fortinet products have recently received include: ISO 9001:2008, NSS, ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, FIPS, and U.S. Army IAAPL.
“Achieving UC APL certification not only grants authorization to sell multiple products into major market opportunities within DoD agencies, it is a significant validation of the stability and robustness of our network security solutions,” said Steve Kirk, director of Fortinet Federal. “It’s gratifying that so many of our core products have achieved compliance with one of our industry’s most stringent testing guidelines.”