SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/11/14 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance network security today announced that Fortinet has been positioned as a "Leader" in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management -- this being a "Leader" position since 2008. Once again, the company demonstrates its industry leading ability to protect business networks, applications and data with unparalleled network security appliances.
"As the pioneer in developing integrated security solutions, Fortinet is pleased to be recognized as a 'Leader' in this Magic Quadrant," said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. "We believe Fortinet's consistent leadership position is a testament to the company's commitment to innovation, performance and value that is demanded in all market segments -- from distributed offices, to large scale carrier and multi-national enterprises. The FortiGate platform constantly raises the bar in all of these environments by integrating strong security, unparalleled performance, advanced networking capabilities, and comprehensive management and reporting features that keep critical data and applications out of the hands of cybercriminals."
UTMs are commonly referred to as multifunction security appliances, capable of providing a multitude of integrated security services, such as firewall, IPS, VPN, web content filtering, data loss prevention and more. Here, Gartner states in the report, "UTM products must continually add new functions and therefore encompass the feature set of many other network security solutions, including next-generation firewall, secure Web gateway and secure email gateway."(1)
FortiGate -- the Defining Platform for Integrated Security
FortiGate is the premier platform that defines integrated security. Available in both physical and virtual form factors, the FortiGate line provides unbeatable performance in an expansive array of options to meet any sized network or business environment.
Powered by Fortinet's custom FortiASIC architecture, the FortiGate platform delivers comprehensive security, including: firewalling, web filtering, application control, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, advanced threat protection (ATP), data loss prevention (DLP), vulnerability scanning and more.
Complementing Fortinet's robust hardware design is FortiOS, the most advanced, flexible operating system that delivers a multi-layered approach to dealing with today's most dangerous security threats. With FortiOS "Feature Select," businesses can quickly and easily configure their FortiGate appliances based on their unique business and security requirements.
With its contextual visibility for advanced management and reporting, FortiOS delivers deeper insights into historic or real-time network activities using detailed analytics. Data that can be extracted includes IP and Port, geographical IP, session type, user names, network usage, network coverage and the types of applications and devices that are connecting to the network. With this, administrators can use correlated data to identify top clients associated with particular threats and further isolate suspicious Websites and IP addresses.
The 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management is available for download here: http://www.fortinet.com/resource_center/analyst_reports/gartner-mq-utm-2014.html
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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at www.fortinet.com.
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(1) Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management, 7 August 2014, page 1