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Fortinet Targets High Spam Volumes with High-Performance Message Security Solutions for Businesses and ISPs

  • 03 December, 2009 15:13

<p>Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced the addition of two new high-performance, high-volume security systems to its FortiMail™ family of message security appliances.</p>
<p>FortiMail is a multi-layered messaging security platform that provides integrated antispam, antivirus and antispyware protection without per-user or per-domain pricing restrictions. The new FortiMail-5001A and FortiMail-2000B are designed to meet the performance and volume requirements of the most demanding ISPs, government agencies, and large businesses.</p>
<p>The FortiMail-2000B is a rack-mountable appliance that can support up to 50,000 users in a large enterprise environment and includes two terabytes (TB) of storage, upgradeable to six TB. The FortiMail-5001A is a hardware blade designed for use in the FortiGate®-5000 Series chassis, and provides the highest message capacity of any platform in the FortiMail family.</p>
<p>Additionally, a new updated version of the FortiMail operating system, available on both products, provides additional messaging security and improved usability and management.</p>
<p>The increased performance and high message capacity of the two new FortiMail platforms mean that businesses can improve message security while achieving regulatory compliance with message archiving requirements, without slowing down communications and degrading employee productivity.</p>
<p>“The volume of spam and email-related threats that organisations face today can be a drain on corporate productivity and a threat to corporate security. The speed and volume at which unwanted and dangerous emails can be quarantined and disposed of is crucial to the smooth operation of enterprises and carriers/MSSPs who are providing messaging security as a service to their customers,” said Michael Xie, CTO and co-founder, Fortinet. “We developed the new high-end FortiMail systems to address the high spam volume and network performance issues for our largest customers, while providing improvements in usability for ease of deployment and management.”</p>
<p>Product Detail</p>
<p>The FortiMail family is a proven product line that recently earned Virus Bulletin’s highest level “Platinum” certification in the VBSpam Awards. FortiMail was one of only two products that achieved the platinum-level certification, given to products with a spam catch rate twice as high and a false positive rate twice as low as the average in the test.</p>
<p>The FortiMail-5001A chassis-based blade provides the highest message inspection rate of any platform in the FortiMail product line, 1.1 million messages per hour of full antispam/antivirus inspection. The FortiMail-5001A offers 2 times the performance of the previous-generation platform, and is able to manage 1.4 million emails per hour, with support for high availability designs, and load balancing for high-volume environments.</p>
<p>The FortiMail-2000B delivers enterprise-class performance in a rack-mountable form factor, supporting up to 50,000 email users, and able to manage 1.1 million emails per hour. 2 TB of storage is included, with user-upgradeable storage capability of up to 6 TB.</p>
<p>FortiMail 4.0 provides additional messaging security and improved usability. Gateway-to-gateway S/MIME encryption is now available to help secure messages and assist with policy and regulatory compliance. The web-based manager has been redesigned to simplify the most common administrative activities with an enhanced user interface.</p>
<p>Fortinet products are distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro, Firewall Systems, and Whitegold Solutions. Fortinet products are distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro and Firewall Systems.</p>
<p>FortiMail 4.0 is available now, and is free of charge to FortiMail customers with valid maintenance contracts.
Australian pricing for the FortiMail-5001A begins at $87,995 ex GST. New Zealand pricing for the FortiMail-5001A begins at $113,995 ex GST.</p>
<p>Australian pricing for the FortiMail-2000B begins at $37,995 ex GST. New Zealand pricing for the FortiMail-2000B begins at $48,995 ex GST.</p>
<p>Additional information on Fortinet’s FortiMail messaging security products can be found at</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in Unified Threat Management or UTM. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, spyware prevention and antispam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in five programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, Network IPS and Antispam. Fortinet is based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Copyright © 2009 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiDB and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,,</p>

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