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NEC Selects Fortinet for SSL VPN Enablement of New Android Business Devices
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 02:07:05 PM


SUNNYVALE, Calif., – October 18, 2011 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) ? a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions ? today announced that NEC, a leading integrator of IT and networking technologies, has selected Fortinet’s FortiClient™ SSL VPN module to help enable secure connection capabilities on its new range of Android™ business devices.

The new Cloud Communicator LT-S & LT-N Security models of NEC devices are equipped with robust security features that were designed for today’s mobile business users. Fortinet’s FortiClient was selected to be embedded in NEC’s new mobile devices to help enable users to access their corporate network securely from remote locations. The SSL VPN module encrypts data on the mobile device and then sends the data to be decrypted to a Fortinet FortiGate® integrated network security appliance. The combination of FortiClient and FortiGate appliances provide NEC with a broad end-to-end security enterprise-class solution.

“Our collaboration with Fortinet enables NEC to further strengthen the security features of its latest business devices,” said Kazuo Nishidai, vice president and executive general manager, Personal Solutions Operations Unit at NEC Corporation. “The adoption of this VPN client provides customers with an environment where external terminals can more securely connect to a wide range of internal corporate networks.”

FortiClient for Android uses SSL encryption to ensure that all data being communicated from the device to the FortiGate appliance is protected while in transit. FortiClient for Android is part of Fortinet’s FortiClient highly modular product family, which provides broad, dynamic security for enterprise computers and mobile devices. Fortinet's endpoint security product suite enables organizations to deploy business practices requiring secure remote access connectivity for their distributed and mobile workforce, contractors and partners.

"NEC's decision to partner with Fortinet in this important product rollout is strong testimony to the capability of our security solutions,” said Patrice Perche, senior vice president of international sales & support at Fortinet. “FortiClient adds to our strategy of delivering flexible, broad enterprise security solutions spanning from the edge to the core network, with centrally managed services, in order to simplify and better protect business communications."

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