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Fortinet Gains Three West Coast Labs Anti-Malware Certifications
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 02:36:00 PM
Fortinet - a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - and West Coast Labs, part of the Haymarket Media Group and one of the world's leading independent test facilities for information security products and services, today announced that the Fortinet FortiClient™ Endpoint Security Suite has achieved three West Coast Labs Anti-malware certifications including anti-spyware, anti-trojan and anti-virus desktop.

West Coast Labs' Checkmark Certification program is the world's fastest growing certification system for information security products and services. It is a highly regarded accreditation program, recognized globally by vendors, end users and government agencies as providing end-users with effective confirmation of a product or service's effectiveness in an ever-changing threat landscape.

The Checkmark Certification programs validate the functionality and performance of both content and network security technologies in a range of threat scenarios and attack vectors from standard baseline benchmarking tests against accepted industry standards, to Real Time testing that sees products under continuous test against zero-day real-world threats 24/ 7 365 days a year.

Fortinet's FortiClient Endpoint Security Suite extends the benefits of Fortinet's certified UTM gateway solutions to help provide secure access and end-to-end protection to large enterprises seeking centralized management and audit reporting. FortiClient provides a unified security agent for personal computers and as well as a modular antivirus, anti-spyware, personal firewall, anti-spam protection, IPSec and SSL VPN, Web content filtering, application control, end point monitoring and registry monitoring.

"Today's mobile network requires more stringent security at the end-point," said Lysa Myers, director of research, West Coast Labs. "We're delighted to report that Fortinet's FortiClient end-point security solution has passed the rigorous Anti-Malware tests and has therefore received this certification for anti-spyware, anti-trojan and anti-virus desktop protection."

"By passing different multi-threat attack scenarios and gaining three separate certifications by West Coast Labs, the FortiClient end-point security solution has demonstrated its ability to provide broad protection for the extended and mobile enterprise network," said Anthony James, vice president of products for Fortinet. "The new certifications are strong validation of the high quality and in-depth security of the FortiClient security suite."

Among other awards and certifications FortiClient has achieved are more than seven VB100 awards, including the latest Virus Bulletin comparative review on Windows 7 platform and the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 levels 1 and 2 certifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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