MIDDLE EAST, July 14, 2010 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a leading network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced the FortiGate®-60C and FortiWifi™-60C, new multi-threat security appliances designed for small branch offices of distributed enterprises, SOHOs and small businesses, and service providers delivering managed services in customer premise equipment (CPE) deployments.


The new appliances deliver enterprise-grade security performance at a
breakthrough price point — delivering a tenfold increase in firewall
throughput over its predecessors — and include the full version of
FortiOS 4.0 MR2 firmware. Unlike comparably-priced competitive UTM
devices, FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C appliances feature a secure
digital high capacity (SDHC) card slot for storage expansion, 3G network
connectivity, local logging and reporting, WAN optimization and
simplified set-up through its USB interface.

The FortiGate-60C appliances’ high performance can be attributed to
Fortinet’s innovative System-on-a-Chip (SOC) architecture, which
combines a traditional system CPU with Fortinet’s proprietary FortiASIC™
content and network processors. As a result, the appliance delivers
much more efficient content inspection processing and 1 Gbps of firewall
inspection performance.

To maximize deployment flexibility, the FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C
incorporate a SDHC card slot and ExpressCard slot for 3G wireless
communications. The appliances include 4GB of SDHC storage for event
logging. The ExpressCard slot supports a 3G wireless card for secure
mobile deployments or redundant WAN connections to ensure data
availability. In addition, like other FortiGate appliances, the
FortiGate-60C can be remotely managed by the FortiManager™ and
FortiAnalyzer™ platforms. The FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C also
simplify initial set-up and ongoing configuration using their USB
interface and embedded FortiExplorer set-up software. The FortiExplorer
wizard automatically launches when the appliance is connected to a
Microsoft Windows PC and allows basic configuration to deploy devices
onto the network or make configuration changes.

“Our customers demand that we provide best-in-class multi-threat
protection that combines high performance firewall functionality and
multiple security services in an affordable, easy-to-manage and deploy
appliance,” said Cristopher Daniluk, President at Rhythmic Technologies,
a Fortinet Gold partner. “The FortiGate-60C is the embodiment of our
end-user requirements given its exceptional price/performance, extensive
range of security services packaged in a single footprint and remote
management capabilities.”

 Versatile Appliance for Multiple Customer Environments
 The new FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C appliances are ideally suited
to enterprise branch or small office deployments in retail, financial
services, healthcare and regional government markets. The
enterprise-grade, multi-threat protection the appliances provide is
comparable to higher-end FortiGate appliances that are designed for
large enterprise and carrier environments.

Like other Fortinet security appliances, the FortiGate-60C and
FortiWifi-60C provide a broad array of security services enabled by the
recently announced FortiOS™ 4.0 MR2 operating system.  In addition to
functioning as a dedicated enterprise-class firewall with tightly
integrated IPS and complete content protection (CCP), the appliances can
be deployed with any combination of IPSec/SSL VPN,
antivirus/anti-malware, Web filtering, anti-spam, data loss prevention,
and voice security services, all determined by the customer for maximum
deployment flexibility.

A growing security need among SOHOs, small businesses, and distributed
enterprises is greater identification and control over modern Web-based
applications that can masquerade as trusted communications.
Consequently, through complete content protection (CCP), the
FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C provide the ability to enforce rigorous
and granular security policies down to the application level,
independent of port or protocol. This is made possible through the
integration of content-aware security technologies into the firewall to
identify threats.

“Fortinet’s innovative SOC architecture makes the FortiGate-60C and
FortiWifi-60C two of our most versatile security appliances capable of
addressing the multi-threat protection needs of a wide range of customer
environments and market segments,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and
vice president of engineering at Fortinet. “Now SOHO, small business,
distributed enterprises and service provider customers alike can enjoy
the benefits of an ultra-high performance security appliance without
breaking the bank.”

Availability
The FortiGate-60C and FortiWifi-60C are available now through Fortinet’s
network of channel partners worldwide.

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