SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiMail™ messaging security appliance has been awarded its 20th consecutive Virus Bulletin certification in the VBSpam Awards.
Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 19 other antispam products from multiple countries for spam catch rates, false positive rates, the ability to accept email sent over IPv6 and the ability to verify DomainKeys Identified Email (DKIM) signatures. For more information on DKIM signatures, please visit www.dkim.org/. In addition to winning its 20th consecutive award, the report noted that FortiMail had only three false positive out of 144,971 legitimate emails.
"Fortinet's FortiMail appliance is capable of accepting email sent over IPv6," said Martijn Grooten, anti-spam test director for Virus Bulletin. "It can also verify DKIM signatures -- the results of which can be used to have the appliance take actions such as rate throttling, temporarily failing or rejecting the email."
"We're happy to see Virus Bulletin testing for and validating FortiMail for its ability to accept email over IPv6 and verify DKIM signatures," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "The rapid adoption of IPv6 presents some significant network security challenges to organizations. One of which is the native support for IPv6 enabled by default on a wide range of network devices and systems. What this means is that IPv6 is already running in networks, yet legacy firewalls and antispam tools cannot inspect IPv6 traffic for malicious traffic because they lack a dual stack implementation supporting both IPv4 and IPv6. They simply forward the IPv6 traffic, enabling hackers to evade detection. Fortinet has been a leader in helping to protect IPv6 networks since 2007, achieving both IPv6-Ready and US Department of Defense JITC certifications in 2008."
The FortiMail family of messaging security solutions delivers proven, powerful messaging security features for any size organization, from small businesses to carriers, services providers and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding networks, the FortiMail family utilizes Fortinet's years of experience in helping protect high-volume service provider networks against spam, malware and other message-borne threats.
What sets FortiMail apart from competing email appliance manufacturers are its robust performance, deployment options and its malware detection technology, which is updated by the FortiGuard global threat research team 24/7/365. This is the same, award-winning threat detection technology also found in the FortiClient, FortiGate and FortiWeb product lines.
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the 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 2011 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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