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Guess Takes the Guesswork out of Network Security with Fortinet
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:57:06 AM

Fortinet's Multi-Threat Security Appliances Help Enable a Secure Core and Distributed Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 2, 2011 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that Guess?, Inc., a $2 billion retail company with more than 800 locations throughout the world, has selected Fortinet appliances over competitive appliances, such as Juniper, Cisco and SonicWall, to provide firewall, IPSec VPN, intrusion prevention, Web content filtering and 3G failover functionality throughout its network.

Guess? was looking to update its network security solution and wanted one that was flexible, provided broad network protection and one that was able to help Guess? meet PCI standards. When it came time to look at vendors, Guess? turned to its trusted partner, Secured Retail Networks Inc., to help with a three-part deployment that included updating the store network, updating the datacenter and, finally, the corporate headquarters.

"We were looking for a network security solution that could replace our previous vendors and, in the process, we got a lot more than what we paid for with Fortinet's scalable, multifunction appliances," said Scott Forrest, director of Networks & Infrastructure at Guess? Inc. "The Fortinet solution has enabled us to manage all our North American stores with a single pane of glass while easing the burden of management, configuration and deployment for so many remote locations."

The first part of the Fortinet deployment consisted of replacing SonicWall appliances at all 500 U.S. and Canadian retail stores. The FortiGate®-60C, FortiGate-200B and FortiGate-310B appliances are now deployed throughout the store network and are helping provide firewall, VPN, Web content filtering and 3G failover for the stores.

The second part of the deployment consisted of replacing its previous Cisco solution at the Guess? datacenter. Two FortiGate-1240B appliances are located at the datacenter and helping provide firewall protection and IPSec VPN connectivity. In addition, to manage the network traffic of all the stores, a FortiManager™-3000C appliance has been deployed at the datacenter.

The third part of the Guess? deployment of FortiGate appliances was at the corporate headquarters located in Los Angeles. Two FortiGate-310B appliances deployed in active/passive mode are being used for the corporate firewall and VPN as well as Web content filtering.

"Fortinet's scalable integrated security platform enables retailers to easily deploy and centrally manage security appliances throughout the distributed network," said Pete Brant, vice president of enterprise sales at Fortinet. "Working with Fortinet and elite partners such as Secured Retail, retailers like Guess? can have a world-class solution that is scalable, cost-effective and easy to manage."

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