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Fortinet Achieves RSA Secured Partner Certification for FortiGate and FortiMail Security Appliances
Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 04:19:55 PM
Interoperability Testing Helps to Ensure Seamless Integration for Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions

November 10, 2010 - Fortinet- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced that its FortiGate® multi-threat security appliances and FortiMail™ messaging security appliances have achieved certified interoperability with the RSA enVision® platform from RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC). These certifications are part of the RSA Secured® Partner Program, and this interoperability allows for seamless integration of the RSA enVision platform with both the FortiGate and FortiMail appliances.

The RSA enVision platform is designed to give organizations a single, integrated 3-in-1 log management solution for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to simplify compliance; enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations and risk mitigation; and optimize IT and network operations. The RSA enVision platform is engineered to provide automated collection, analysis, alerting, auditing, reporting and storage of IT log data.

“We are very pleased to welcome Fortinet to the RSA Secured Partner Program. Meeting compliance requirements is a critical component allowing organizations to thrive in a virtual world,” said Ted Kamionek, vice president of Corporate Development at RSA. “Through our interoperability we can provide a powerful set of tools for joint customers in the market enabling enterprise security experts to deal with security risks in the most effective and efficient manner possible.”

RSA tested FortiOS 4.0 MR2, the latest version of the FortiGate firmware, and FortiMail 4.0, the firmware that supports the messaging security product line. With RSA enVision integration, events triggered from FortiGate and FortiMail devices are logged and sent to the RSA enVision platform for proactive monitoring and risk mitigation. This rich set of security events sent from FortiGate and FortiMail allows customers to understand their exposure at the gateway and more effectively report malicious activity.

"We're very pleased with our completion of the Secured Partner Program and our interoperable partnership with RSA," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "We expect the combination of FortiGate and FortiMail with the RSA enVision platform to help our joint customers better address their compliance needs with even richer sets of event management data."

Fortinet’s FortiGate appliances provide a high-performance, consolidated array of security and networking functions including complete content protection against network, content, and application-level threats without degrading network availability and uptime. All FortiGate systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate core security and network functionalities including firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antispam, application control, data loss prevention, SSL traffic inspection and WAN optimization. The FortiMail family of appliances delivers proven, powerful messaging security for any size organization, from large enterprises to service providers and small businesses. Purpose-built for the most demanding messaging systems, the FortiMail appliances utilize Fortinet's years of experience in protecting networks against spam, malware, and other message-borne threats.

About the RSA Secured Partner Program

The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, bringing over 1,000 complementary solutions across more than 300 organizations together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Adaptive Authentication, RSA® Digital Certificate Solutions, RSA® Hybrid Authenticators, RSA® enVision, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager Suite certification programs bring added assurance to customers that their solutions are certified as interoperable to help them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures.

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