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  • 17 August 2015 08:42

Fortinet Earns NSS Labs Coveted ‘Recommended’ Rating for Breach Detection Systems

Delivers the Only Advanced Threat Protection Solution of Integrated Components from Datacenter to Edge to Endpoint that are Recommended by NSS

SYDNEY / AUCKLAND, 17 August, 2015 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced its FortiSandbox results from the NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems (BDS) Group Test – an independent, real-world, third-party assessment. In the tests, FortiSandbox demonstrated the optimal combination of protection, performance and price, earning NSS Labs’ coveted ‘Recommended’ rating. This important third-party validation further demonstrates the efficacy of Fortinet solutions in protecting enterprise customers from sophisticated cyber threats. Earning this latest rating also establishes Fortinet as the only company to deliver an integrated, end-to-end Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection solution with each component independently validated and Recommended by NSS Labs.

With this announcement, the major components of Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Framework components now have a ‘Recommended’ rating from NSS. The ATP components include, in addition to FortiSandbox, the FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) as well as FortiClient Endpoint Protection (EPP).

“Fortinet is the only vendor to earn individual NSS Labs Recommendations for NGFW, NGIPS, WAF, BDS and EPP,” says Jon McGettigan, Regional Director Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands at Fortinet. “With malware and threats bombarding networks from all sides, organisations need strong protection at the edge, for devices and for users. Fortinet’s ATP framework provides a ‘defense-in-depth’ security posture that prevents, detects and mitigates cyber-threats. The NSS Recommendation rating for Fortinet’s ATP suite means that users can deploy a unified security infrastructure from a single vendor without compromising capabilities or functionality.”

The NSS Labs BDS test utilised a rigorous testing methodology (established together with leading vendors in the industry) designed to reflect the challenges faced by IT professionals in detecting previously unknown and often targeted attacks engineered to circumvent conventional endpoint and perimeter security solutions. When put to the test, Fortinet’s FortiSandbox detected the majority of advanced exploits and malware within minutes, delivered gigabit throughput performance, and achieved these results with the overall lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) among the competing products.

Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Framework products have been independently tested by NSS Labs against other leading vendors and have been found to deliver superior protection, performance and price, with each component ultimately earning NSS Labs’ Recommended rating.

“It is a complex and dynamic threat environment facing enterprises, with cyber criminals seeking entry at many different points and using many different techniques,” said Mike Spanbauer of NSS Labs, “the Breach Detection Systems Group Test focuses on the most sophisticated attacks we see to give a true measure of how effectively each device handles the threats most likely to bypass other security controls. Combining those results with NSS Lab’s other tests, like next generation firewall (NGFW), Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Endpoint Protection (EPP), enables organizations to determine what solutions and vendors will provide the best protection that meets their individual cybersecurity requirements.”

Fortinet values the endorsement of independent third-party test laboratories. “Fortinet participates in regular, independent, third-party testing for an objective assessment of what customers can expect in their production environment,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing at Fortinet. “We are proud to deliver integrated APT protection that is NSS Labs Recommended from data center to edge to endpoint.”

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About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company’s fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry’s highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in a networked, application or mobile environments – be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, or follow Fortinet at the Fortinet Blog, Google+, Linkedin or Twitter.

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