SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that it sold its one millionth network security appliance, 10 years since the company introduced the industry's first multi-function security appliances. This key milestone reflects the significant traction Fortinet has made in the market since its founding to its current position as the fourth largest network security company in the world and the leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) appliances.
Fortinet's millionth unit was shipped to Bell Media, Canada's largest multimedia conglomerate and owner of Canada's top television network, CTV. Bell Media purchased a FortiGate 3950B, one of Fortinet's next generation firewall products, to help secure their critical infrastructure.
"Fortinet's milestone one millionth shipment could not have been achieved without the security innovation, dedication and teamwork of every individual within our company and channel community," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO at Fortinet. "What's more, we wish to thank our growing base of customers, many of which have remained with us since we shipped our first industry-leading security appliances ten years ago."
"Bell Media chose Fortinet because we want industry-leading security protecting our network," said Lorenzo Piccioli, senior manager, technology systems at Bell Media. "It's an honor to receive the one millionth FortiGate."
Customers looking for the integration of firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and application awareness and control turn to the FortiGate 3950B. The next generation firewall offers unmatched performance, flexibility and security for large enterprises and service provider networks. High-performance hardware and an easily scalable modular design enable the FortiGate 3950B to deliver firewall throughput to as much as 120 Gbps as well -- the highest available in an appliance form factor.
The shipment of Fortinet's one millionth appliance is one of a number of milestones and successes Fortinet has achieved in 2012, including:
- Growing to more than 1,750 employees and operating more than 30 offices globally
- Ascending to the 4th largest network security provider according to IDC
- Continuing to be the overall UTM market share leader according to both Gartner and IDC
- Winning multiple awards, including: SC Magazine's "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012; SC Magazine's "Reader's Trust Award" for best UTM; SC Magazine's "Best Integrated Security Solution" at the SC Awards Europe; TMC Communications Solutions' "Product of the Year" and Internet Telephony's "Excellence Award"
- Achieving its 20th consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam award for Fortinet's FortiMail email security platform and its 27th Virus Bulletin VB100 award for FortiClient
- Demonstrating industry-leading performance with the world's fastest firewall and world's fastest IPv6 firewall according to BreakingPoint Systems, Inc. and earning NSS Lab's "Recommended" rating for IPS
- Earning Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for FortiOS 4.3
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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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