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  • 23 April 2015 09:35

Fortinet Receives Best Positioning of All Vendors in Latest NSS Labs Next-Gen Intrusion Prevention System Real-World Testing

Fortinet’s NGIPS Receives NSS Labs Coveted ‘Recommended’ Rating, Scoring Top Marks in Security, Performance and TCO Against Competitors

SYDNEY, Australia – April 23, 2015 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, announced its Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) earned the highest position of any vendor in the latest NSS Labs performance testing. Fortinet’s NGIPS, which demonstrated 99.2% block rates, earned the coveted NSS “Recommended” rating with high scores in all testing categories, and came in as the solution with the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Megabit Per Second (Mbps) protected. This test further demonstrates the security functionality, performance and value of Fortinet solutions, as well as the company’s confidence in continually putting its products to the test with independent, third parties. Fortinet has received more certifications from research and testing labs than any other network security vendor.

Fortinet’s FortiGate 1500D NGIPS solution finished in the upper right-hand corner of the NSS Labs Security Value Map, offering the best performance-to-value mix in the industry: • Fortinet 1500D NGIPS blocked 99.2% of the exploits that NSS Labs utilised in the industry’s most comprehensive exploit test. • The solution received 100% pass ratings against all evasion strategies employed in the testing, and finished with an overall block rate of 99.2% against real-time, drive-by exploits, whether initiated by the attacker or the target. • FortiGate 1500D had the lowest Total Cost of Ownership at $5 per protected-Mbps, demonstrating the best value against all competitive solutions by a wide margin.

When Current-Gen Intrusion Prevention Isn’t Enough

The proliferation of trends like bring your own device (BYOD), the remote workforce, cloud applications and social media have increased the challenges organisations face in preventing network breaches. Combined with the prevalence of cyber criminals targeting the plethora of new entry points into corporate networks, it is more critical now than ever before that organisations deploy the very best intrusion prevention solutions to protect themselves and their customers from attacks.

Fortinet designed its robust NGIPS engine from the ground up to detect and prevent threats before they reach an organisation’s vulnerable network devices. The solution combines application controls that take action based on contextual information analysed from applications, users and devices on the network, providing advanced, multifunction threat detection capabilities with deep inspection. The integrated IPS engine and application control sensors provide a level of flexibility unmatched by competitive solutions and able to fine-tune protection to match the type of traffic. These features and more are administered through FortiManager, which provides an intuitive and powerful console for rapidly provisioning, controlling and scaling Fortinet’s NGIPS from a single-site to even the largest distributed enterprises.

Fortinet’s NGIPS leverages Fortinet’s purpose-built FortiASIC-powered hardware acceleration and innovative Optimum Path Processing architecture to deliver performance five times faster than competitive solutions. These innovative technologies, backed by FortiGuard Labs’ real-time threat intelligence, deliver the best and most flexible next-generation security, control and performance, now validated by the new NSS rating for unrivaled security effectiveness, performance and customer value.

Adding More Awards to the Fortinet Trophy Case

In addition to the new NSS Labs rating for Fortinet NGIPS, NSS will be presenting Fortinet with three additional ‘Recommended’ product awards in the Next Generation Firewall category with the FortiGate 1500D, Web Application Firewall and Breach Detection reports. These ratings clearly demonstrate Fortinet’s security innovation leadership and the company’s commitment to providing the highest levels of protection to its more than 200,000 customers globally.

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About Fortinet Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organisations across the globe. The company’s fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry’s highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organisations' most important security challenges, whether in a networked, application or mobile environments – be it virtualised/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organisations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, or follow Fortinet at the Fortinet Blog, Google+, Linkedin or Twitter.

Copyright © 2015 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, FortiAP, FortiDB, FortiVoice 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. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a warranty, guarantee, binding specification or other binding commitment by Fortinet, and performance and other specification information herein may be unique to certain environments. This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties and assumptions. Changes of circumstances, product release delays, or other risks as stated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, located at, may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this press release. If the uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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