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Fortinet Launches Database Security Appliance for Small and Medium Businesses

  • 29 January, 2009 18:48

<p>Fortinet® - the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced new FortiDB™ database security appliances, as well as adding monitoring and auditing capabilities to the entire family of database security solutions.</p>
<p>Charles Cote, Fortinet regional director for Australia and New Zealand commented, “Big businesses aren’t the only organisations that need to protect valuable data from criminals. Our new FortiDB-400B database security appliance allows small to medium businesses to cost effectively protect their data, while complying with a range of audit and regulatory requirements.”</p>
<p>The new database security appliances enable either 24x7 or scheduled monitoring, and make it possible for organisations to comply with regulatory requirements that require audit trails for data access - such as PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard).</p>
<p>FortiDB database security appliances support a wide range of database environments, including Oracle, DB2, Sybase and MS SQL Server.</p>
<p>The FortiDB-400B is designed specifically for small to medium sized businesses, and is able to monitor up to 10 database instances from a single appliance. The larger FortiDB-2000B is designed for large enterprises, and directly supports monitoring for up to 60 database instances. These new database security appliances join the previously announced FortiDB-1000B.</p>
<p>Comprehensive Database Security Toolset</p>
<p>The FortiDB family of products offers three distinct tools that help to prevent the theft of proprietary and personal data by both external and internal sources.</p>
<p>• Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) 24x7 allows organisations to meet compliance requirements, particularly those focused regulations which focus on the misuse of personal data held in databases. FortiDB appliances allow either continuous 24x7 or schedule-based monitoring to capture all types of database activity - from administration events to user activity.</p>
<p>• Database Auditing records database activity for complete and accurate audit trails. Independent storage of audit data provides an additional security layer to ensure audit integrity.</p>
<p>• Vulnerability Assessment allows a database to be “hardened” by detecting weaknesses in passwords, access privileges and configuration settings. These tools are able to alert system administrators of potential threats, with the tools also offering remediation advice. Automated, policy-driven control reduces database administrator (DBA) time by eliminating manual processes, and also reduces exposure if the DBA terminates employment.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>The FortiDB-400B is distributed in Australia by Whitegold Solutions, Lan 1, and Distribution Central, and has a list price of $14,999 AUD ex GST. The FortiDB-400B is distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro and Distribution Central, and has a list price of $18,999 NZD ex GST.</p>
<p>The FortiDB-2000B is distributed in Australia by Whitegold Solutions, Lan 1, and Distribution Central, and has a list price of $49,999 AUD ex GST. The FortiDB-2000B is distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro and Distribution Central, and has a list price of $62,999 NZD ex GST.</p>
<p>For more information on Fortinet’s database security solutions, please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortinet_database.html.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)</p>
<p>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 in six programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, Network IPS, and Anti-spam. Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Copyright © 2008 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 and FortiDB. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com</p>

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