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Fortinet's FortiGate-620B Earns Top Honors as eWeek Channel Insider Best Product of the Year
Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 08:59:00 AM
Leading Network Security Vendor Lauded for Outstanding Network Protection and Consistent Channel Support

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Dec. 23, 2008 - Fortinet® - the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that its FortiGate-620B enterprise security appliance has been named one of the top 10 products of the year by eWeek Channel Insider. After scoring high marks in a recent eWeek Channel Insider review, Fortinet's latest ASIC-based appliance, with 16 Gbps firewall and 12 Gbps VPN throughput, was selected as the number one network security product of 2008.

eWeek Channel Insider reviewed roughly 200 products throughout the year, but the Fortinet FortiGate-620B's ability to offer a "plethora of protection" for enterprises pushed the product to the top of its class. Solutions were evaluated on innovation, functionality, up-sell and value-add service opportunities and market potential, coupled with the vendor's channel support program. eWeek Channel Insider Reviewer and Executive Technology Editor Frank Ohlhorst lauded Fortinet for offering "excellent channel support and keep[ing] partners involved in the upgrade and renewal processes, helping them to derive residual income."

The FortiGate-620B is the second in a family of enterprise-class products that leverages the accelerated performance and expanded network capabilities typical of Fortinet's highest-end systems. The FortiGate-620B appliance was praised for its ability to "do less with more" by integrating eight core security functions, including antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS), spyware prevention, anti-spam, Web content filtering, traffic shaping, VPN and firewall. Customers can choose to purchase FortiGate appliances for all of these functionalities, or integrate just a few functions. Expandable up to 24 ports, the FortiGate-620B offers the highest port density in its class, which is the key driver behind the flexibility that enterprise companies can now have for internal network security segmentation.

"Fortinet's channel has been an instrumental part of our success and we continually strive to equip our partners with valuable, innovative and necessary products to solve their customers' challenges," said Anthony James, vice president of products at Fortinet. "We're happy to receive this accolade from eWeek Channel Insider as it publicly echoes the positive feedback and market demand for this very high performance, fully integrated mid-enterprise security solution."

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