May 01, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Fortinet(R) Expands FishNet Security Relationship With New "Preferred" Managed Security Services Offering
FortiManager Virtual Appliance and FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance Chosen to Enhance Expanded Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) Reseller Program

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/13 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company is extending its relationship with FishNet Security through a new "Preferred" Managed Security Services (MSS) offering. The offering, which is available today, utilizes Fortinet's FortiAnalyzer Virtual Appliance and FortiManager Virtual Appliance to manage and provide analysis and intelligence for Fortinet FortiGate appliances within FishNet Security's expanded Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) reseller program. Today's news is a significant milestone in Fortinet's continued drive to provide MSSPs with feature-rich, scalable and high-performance security solutions. FishNet Security is the number one provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training.

For its new managed security services offering, FishNet Security intends to use Fortinet's FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer platforms to provide its managed security services customers with central management and reporting through a Web portal. The platforms also give FishNet Security the ability to remotely manage a wide variety of FortiGate devices for every business type; from SOHO/SMB through high-end enterprise. The key security features FishNet Security will be offering their customers include firewall, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention, application control, antivirus, URL filtering and secure Wi-Fi. FortiAnalyzer features logging, analysis and reporting and securely aggregates log data from Fortinet security appliances and other syslog-compatible devices. FortiManager features the ability to centrally manage any number of Fortinet devices be it a just a few or several thousand.

"Fortinet's virtual appliance technology, combined with the company's FortiGate platform, allows us to easily and effectively manage our customers' complete security toolset or any combination of those tools within the set," said Aaron Shilts, executive vice president of services for FishNet Security. "Furthermore, the company's FortiGate multifunction security and FortiWiFi and FortiAP wireless access point platforms enable us to ensure our customers leverage both secure branch and guest WiFi access helping them maintain PCI DSS compliance."

"The trend toward delivering security as a managed service is increasing and Fortinet has done very well in this space due to the performance, virtualization and carrier-grade networking and management functionality we uniquely offer," said Peter Brant, Fortinet's vice president of Americas sales. "FishNet Security is an important enterprise security partner to us, and we're pleased to extend our relationship with them and count them among the leading MSSPs around the globe who are using Fortinet solutions as the platform to deliver an array of cloud- and customer premise-based managed security services."

The Fortinet MSSP Advantage

Fortinet's architectural flexibility and ASIC-accelerated platforms allow for a wide range of MSSP deployment scenarios, ranging from SMB on premise equipment to multi-gigabit full content scanning, core network or datacenter environments. Fortinet's MSSP enabling technologies include:

The FortiGate Toolset: Provides networked data protection at network speeds with the award-winning FortiGate systems. Based on a revolutionary architecture, FortiGate appliances are ASIC-accelerated networked data protection platforms that combine all of the capabilities necessary for complete, real-time antivirus/antispam, firewall, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, intrusion prevention, URL and Web content filtering and application control protection.

Advanced Threat Protection: New cloud-based and IP reputation security services help protect against today's advanced persistent threats (APTs) by using behavioral attributes and real time IP monitoring to detect malware.

Virtual Domains and Devices: In 2004, Fortinet engineers introduced the concept of a "Virtual Domain" or VDOM, enabling multiple, logically separate, networked entities to co-exist on one piece of hardware. In 2010, Fortinet announced four new virtual appliances, FortiGate, FortiManager,FortiAnalyzer, and FortiMail. These appliances work in conjunction with physical appliances and Fortinet's related services to provide customers with a choice of physical and virtual form factors -- enabling MSSPs to extend their SaaS (Security as a Service) offerings and simplifying the task of securing virtual assets for SMB and enterprise clients. In addition, Fortinet has simplified management, configuration, analysis and upgrade processes by maintaining a common user interface across its entire product line.

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About FishNet Security

FishNet Security is the No. 1 provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. Since 1996, the company has enabled clients to manage risk, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency. FishNet Security is committed to information security excellence and has a track record of delivering quality solutions to over 5,000 clients worldwide. For more information about FishNet Security, visit www.fishnetsecurity.com, www.facebook.com/fishnetsecurity and www.twitter.com/fishnetsecurity.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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