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Unisys Selects Fortinet as Partner for Outsourced Enterprise Security Services

  • 17 July, 2007 15:27

<p>Fortinet® – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced a global agreement with Unisys (NYSE: UIS), a leading worldwide technology services and solutions company. Fortinet’s FortiGate™ multi-threat security systems will be used as both supported premise equipment and operational infrastructure in the Unisys Managed Security Services, which deliver outsourced firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), Web content filtering and antispam solutions to enterprise clients worldwide.</p>
<p>Under the agreement, Unisys will resell Fortinet’s enterprise and high-end security systems – from the FortiGate-50 to the FortiGate-5000 Series – to its customers and manage all outsourcing requirements for firewall, antivirus, IPS, Web content filtering and anti-spam functions. Unisys also will support the FortiGate products for its customers, including subscription services and 24-hour replacement services, which are essential for fulfilling the requirements of high-end customers.</p>
<p>“Our decision to begin offering an integrated system as part of our outsourced offering was driven by budgetary and functional requirements, as traditional firewall offerings were not sufficiently meeting our customers’ demands for highly effective, multi-functional systems but at lower price points,” said Paul Davis, vice president and program manager, enterprise security, Unisys. “We chose to work with Fortinet based on the FortiGate systems’ superiority in terms of central management tooling crucial for service providers, their usability, and the maturity and reliability of the products themselves.”</p>
<p>Unisys evaluated several options before deciding to partner with Fortinet, including solutions from various “point” security vendors and other unified threat management vendors. The Unisys team found that its customers’ needs could be addressed most effectively with Fortinet’s FortiGate high-performance, scalable multi-threat security appliances. As a result, Unisys has added Fortinet solutions to its select list of outsourced network security offerings for enterprise customers.</p>
<p>Fortinet's FortiGate multi-threat security appliances integrate essential security applications and services - including anti-virus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, anti-spyware, Web filtering and traffic shaping – into a purpose-built platform, to provide superior protection capabilities and deployment flexibility while reducing the operational burden and costs compared to managing multiple point solutions.</p>
<p>FortiGate-5000 chassis-based security systems are the industry’s first security solutions to comply with the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) standard for next generation of carrier grade communications equipment. Mobile operators, telecommunication carriers, service providers and large enterprise customers can configure FortiGate-5000 systems in a variety of ways to offer unmatched performance, reliability, scalability and security. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard™ subscription services, which provide continuous updates to help protect against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats - around the clock, and around the world.</p>
<p>“This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for Fortinet to be an integral part of a premier global outsourcing organisation with the strong reputation and reach that Unisys has,” said Karl Soderlund, vice president of Americas sales and global alliances for Fortinet. “The addition of Fortinet solutions to Unisys’ offering both validates the capabilities of our products and the demand for integrated security among global enterprises. We’re confident that Unisys and its customers will benefit from the superior performance, scalability, ease of management and comprehensive security that of our FortiGate systems provide, and we’re looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”</p>
<p>About Unisys
Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging the Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise approach, we make visible the impact of their decisions – ahead of investments, opportunities and risks. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- 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 eight times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.
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Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com,
www.silverspan.com</p>

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