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Company Overview:

Fortinet is the pioneer and world's leading provider of Unified Threat Management (UTM) security systems that enable secure business communications and deliver the best security, performance and total cost of ownership available.  Our award-winning security systems and subscription services protect the networks of more than 20,000 customers worldwide - including telecommunications carriers, services providers, and enterprises of all sizes.

 Fortinet was founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO if NetScreen (later sold to Juniper for more than $3.5 billion) and is led by a strong and seasoned management team with deep experience in the networking and security arenas.  Fortinet's position as the leading privately-held network security company has been validated by more than $100 million in funding from the industry's leading venture capital firms.

 The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with customer support, development and sales facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  Fortinet sells its systems and subscription service products through a networks of channel partners worldwide.

Fortinet Solutions Deliver Unmatched Security, Performance and TCO

Fortinet offers an array of multi-threat security solutions that help businesses of all sizes meet their security challenges and enable a safe and clean communications environment. Fortinet built its comprehensive security platform from the ground up to provide multiple layers of threat protection and management. This translates into increased deployment flexibility and better security through integration, a "future-proof" solution that can easily scale with business requirements.

Using Fortinet's ASIC innovation and performance acceleration capabilities, FortiGate systems detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time - without degrading network performance. FortiGate systems integrate the industry's broadest suite of security protections - including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS), Web filtering, antispam, and traffic shaping - that can be deployed individually or combined for a comprehensive unified threat management solution.

Fortinet products enable customers to:

  • Protect mission-critical infrastructure from a wide range of attacks
  • Reduce the complexity of security infrastructure and solutions
  • Limit or reduce costs associated with point product implementations and maintenance
  • Keep up with ever-evolving intrusion and virus threats
  • Provide superior multi-threat protection without degrading network performance

FortiGate ASIC-based multi-threat security systems employ breakthroughs in networking, security and content analysis. Our architecture analyzes network content and behavior in real time, enabling all key network services - including real-time Web applications - to be screened for both network and content-level threats without impacting network performance. 

Fortinet offers an array of scalable multi-threat security appliances, email security appliances, and management, reporting and analysis solutions that enable customers of all sizes to have flexibility in deployment, meet compliance objectives and cost-effectively protect their critical assets.













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Industry Leadership
fortinet04.jpgIndustry Recognition - Fortinet has won over 80 awards in the network security industry since its inception and recently won Security Product of the Year and Best Integrated Security Solution from SC Magazine.



Industry Market Leadership - Fortinet leads the rapidly growing UTM market space, recognized by International Data Corporation (IDC). Fortinet was recently recognized as the No. 2 fastest growing Silicon Valley company in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 program and this is an independent testament to the company's success in the market. In addition, Fortinet was recently positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant 2H07" report.

Industry Certified - Fortinet solutions have received a great amount of industry certifications including: FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria EAL4+ and multiple ICSA Labs Certifications including SSL-TLS (VPN), IPSec, Network IPS, Antivirus, and Firewall. The FortiGate product portfolio is one of the few UTM systems certified by the independent NSS test labs for UTM.



Technology Leadership

Our patented FortiGate innovations include Fortinet's FortiASIC™ hardware acceleration, and FortiOS™ multi-layered security operating system that provides a broad suite of security functions designed to defend against content and network level threats.


FortiASIC - FortiASIC is a component of FortiGate's unique hardware technology. FortiASIC is a family of purpose built, high-performance network and content processors that work with a general-purpose processor to accelerate compute-intensive network and content level security functions and to provide the performance required to deliver high-performance UTM capabilities for enterprise and service provider environments. fortinet08.jpg FortiOS - FortiOS is a security-hardened, purpose-built operating system that comprehensively provides a suite of security functions - content inspection firewall, IPSec VPN, SSL-VPN, IPS, antivirus, antispyware, antimalware, Web filtering, antispam and application control (instant messaging, peer-to-peer) as well as integrated bandwidth shaping.
FortiOS is tightly integrated with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer centralized management solutions to provide command and control, reporting and analysis of network traffic and threats. Ongoing updates from the FortiGuard Network ensure that security subscription services are always up to date and providing a complete and effective solution to the latest content and network level threats.

Fortinet Global Threat Research Services

FortiGuard Security Services - The FortiGuard Security Subscription Services provide comprehensive UTM security solutions including antivirus/antispyware/antimalware, intrusion prevention, Web filtering and antispam capabilities to enable protection against current and network level threats. FortiGuard services are continuously updated by Fortinet's own 24x7 Global Threat Research Team, possessing in-depth expertise in all security disciplines. The Fortinet Global Threat Research Team enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of comprehensive network and content level security knowledge of new and emerging threats.

The FortiGuard Distribution Network has data centers around the world in secure, high availability locations that automatically deliver updates to FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. The FortiGuard Distribution Network ensures that Fortinet FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products are constantly updated to provide the highest level of detection and protection for both current and emerging content and network level threats.












FortiCare Services - The Fortinet FortiCare Support Service provides global support for FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiMail, and FortiClient products.
Fortinet offers a complete suite of customer care services including:

  • Technical Assistance Center (TAC) - Provides flexible 24x7 or 8x5 support options for system and product updates.
  • Technical Account Management - A designated Technical Account Manager (TAM) acts as the single point of contact and customer advocate within Fortinet, focused on facilitating communication, driving product quality and ensuring customer implementations are satisfactorily delivered.
  • Professional Services (PS) - Fortinet professional services consultants are hired on a daily basis according to a predefined schedule and a statement of work to effectively complete a Fortinet product implementation.
  • PriorityFirst Service (PFS) - Enhances the Service Level Agreement (SLA) of the standard FortiCare service contract. This premium SLA increases initial reactivity to reported problems to jump-start the resolution process, increase the reporting frequency to increase communications, and shortens the mean time to resolution for reported problems.

Customer satisfaction and responsiveness is Fortinet's number one priority. With FortiCare services, customers can rest assured that their Fortinet security products are performing optimally and protecting their corporate asses with the best security technology at the best possible price.


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