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Fortinet Named Finalist for Best Enterprise Firewall and Best Unified Threat Management in 2011 SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards
Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:39:35 AM
FortiGate-3950B and FortiGate-1240B Multi-Threat Security Appliances Considered for Industry-Revered SC Awards Program

November 16, 2010 - Fortinet® - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced that it has been named a finalist in the Best Enterprise Firewall and Best Integrated Security-UTM categories in the 2011 SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards. The FortiGate-3950B and FortiGate-1240B multi-threat security appliances were named as premiere solutions in the competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.

The FortiGate-3950B and FortiGate-1240B were selected from hundreds of entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. Finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers - security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets. Winners of this year’s SC Magazine Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

“In its 14th year, the information security industry’s most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence,” said Illena Armstrong, editor in chief of SC Magazine. “SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits – all working to help improve global security.”

Fortinet's 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. FortiGate’s unique approach combines custom FortiASIC processors with latest generation general CPUs to minimize packet processing while accurately scanning the data for threats. Custom FortiASIC™ processors help enable organizations to detect malicious content- and connection-based threats at multi-Gigabit speeds.

“We are very excited to have not one, but two of our groundbreaking FortiGate products recognized for their excellence by SC Magazine readers,” said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. “These products are great representatives of the FortiGate family, as they both incorporate our most recent technology innovations to deliver extremely high throughput and exceptionally low latency. Their best-in-class performance coupled with our consolidated approach provides cost-effective network security for any mid-size to very large enterprise.”

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