Fortinet Targets the High-End Market with New ATCA-Compliant Security for 10 Gigabit Networks


FortiController-5208 and FortiGate-5005 provide superior performance,
scalability and deployment flexibility for carriers, MSSPs and large
enterprises

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 30, 2006 - Fortinet - the pioneer and leading
provider of multi-threat security solutions - today strengthened its
high-end product portfolio with the announcement of new load-balancing
switch and high-performance security blades for its FortiGate-5000
Series, the world's only AdvancedTCA (ATCA)-compliant security systems.
Targeted at telecommunication carriers, managed security service
providers (MSSPs), and large organisations with bandwidth-intensive
requirements, the FortiController-5208 switch and FortiGate-5005
security blades work together to boost security scalability in 10
gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networked environments.

Multi-Threat Protection for 10G Networks
Rising volumes of data traffic, media-rich applications and data centre
consolidation are driving the need for increased bandwidth scalability
and high-speed connections. To accommodate this, MSSPs, carriers, large
enterprises and governmental institutions are quickly adopting 10GbE
connections for their high-bandwidth networks.

At the same time, security threats are increasing and require multiple
methods of network and application layer protection, which can often be
taxing to network performance and scalability. Security systems must
co-exist in 10GbE environments and perform the required traffic
inspection and protection against intrusions, viruses and other types of
threats without significantly crippling network performance and
scalability.

Fortinet is addressing this challenge with the industry's first
multi-threat security system for 10GbE environments. Deployable in the
FortiGate-5020 two-slot, 5050 five-slot and 5140 14 -slot modular
chassis-based systems, the FortiGate-5005 and FortiController-5208
blades work together to deliver multi-gigabit antivirus, antispyware,
firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention system (IPS) performance and
scalability.

Flexible Security for Core Network Deployments

The FortiController-5208 blade includes two 10GbE interfaces and eight
1GbE interfaces, making it ideal for high-performance core and data
centre network deployments. The FortiController-5208 blade also provides
switch-based interconnection to distribute traffic to other FortiGate
blades and load balances between them for increased performance and
scalability. The new FortiGate-5005 blade provides a full range of
flexible network security software modules -- including firewall,
antivirus, antispyware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), anti-spam,
Web content filtering, VPN, and traffic shaping - that can be deployed
individually or in a combination of security modules, depending on
customer requirements.

Customers can configure FortiGate-5000 systems in a variety of ways to
meet a wide range of throughput, reliability, scalability and security
requirements through the combination of FortiGate and FortiController
ATCA-compliant blades. The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture, or
ATCA, specification is an industry standard for the next generation of
carrier grade communications equipment and Fortinet is the only security
vendor to offer ATCA-compliant multi-threat security systems. The ATCA
standard promises multi-vendor hardware interoperability with third
party network vendors and system manufacturers.

"The strong demand for and success of our high-end product offerings
among telecommunication carriers, MSSPs and enterprises has helped
Fortinet become the fastest-growing network security vendor in the
high-end market," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet.
"Our new FortiController-5208 and FortiGate-5005ATCA blades extend the
benefits of our FortiGate-5000 Series to 10GB network environments and
increase security performance, scalability and deployment flexibility."

Availability
The FortiController-5208 module and FortiGate-5005 blade are available
through a controlled early release program. The product will be made
available to customers that meet qualification criteria. General
availability is expected in 2H 06.

For more information on Fortinet's FortiGate-5000 Series, please visit:
http://www.fortinet.com/products/providers.html

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated
multi-threat security systems, which are used by enterprises and service
providers to increase their security while reducing total operating
costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate
multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus,
intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam--providing
customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended threats.
Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer
advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to
chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting.
Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the
only security products that are certified eight times over by the ICSA
(firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client antivirus detection,
cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in
Sunnyvale, California.

David Evans/ Ruth Walters
Cohesive Communications
+44 1291 626200
fortinet@cohesive.uk.com

Jennifer Leggio
Fortinet, Inc.
+1 408 486 7876
jleggio@fortinet.com

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