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Fortinet Enhances and Extends Security Reporting and Analysis Offerings

  • 09 July, 2004 12:26

<p>~ Delivers Next Version of FortiLog™ Appliance Series and Introduces New Software-based FortiReporter™ Security Analyzer ~</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, July 9, 2004 -- Fortinet -- the only provider of ASIC-powered, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection -- today expanded its security logging, reporting and analysis solutions offerings with the availability of the next version of its FortiLog system and the introduction of a new product, FortiReporter Security Analyzer.</p>
<p>Fortinet is partnering with eIQnetworks to deliver the FortiReporter tool, a software-based security reporting and analysis solution that is based on eIQ's award-winning Firewall Analyzer product. These complimentary products provide Fortinet's customers with vital information that enables them to better understand and manage their networks, spot and repel attacks, and eliminate network abuse.</p>
<p>In today's enterprise, security logging, monitoring and reporting is not a choice, but a necessity. Government regulations increasingly mandate that corporations collect and store security data and hold them legally responsible for protecting customer and corporate information. Additionally, network security administrators need a comprehensive understanding of their Internet and network activities, such as network bandwidth usage, virus and intrusion attack activity, application/protocol usage, and employee Internet use. This information typically resides on multiple and extensive log files, and converting individual event records into meaningful information typically requires administrators to use complex and often expensive analysis and reporting packages.</p>
FortiReporter Security Analyzer is a high-performance, cost-effective browser-based solution that allows users to combine data and generate reports from multiple, geographically distributed security devices. It easily installs on any off-the-shelf server platform and can collect and analyse data from the full range of FortiGate Antivirus Firewall models and across all functions -- including firewall, antivirus, VPN, content filtering, IDS, IPS and traffic shaping. The FortiReporter can also collect and analyse data from more than 30 networking and security products from a variety of vendors, making it an ideal solution heterogeneous environments. FortiReporter Security Analyzer can process up to 40 GB of syslog data per day from hundreds of security devices -- decreasing report processing time and enabling the delivery of instant reports.</p>
<p>The extensive FortiReporter library includes more than 400 different reporting options covering the full range of network and security activity -- from network bandwidth usage to virus and intrusion attack activity, as well as several modes for accessing and sharing that information with IT and executive teams. Reports can be delivered in multiple languages and formats -- including HTML, MS Word and MS Excel. Users have the ability generate and access reports remotely from a secure Internet connection via a Web-browser. Reports can also be sent easily via e-mail and can even be aggregated into individual Web portals -- a great tool for MSSPs that need to provide reports for their customers. FortiReporter Security Analyzer also provides in-depth overviews of virus and worm activity and enables critical correlation to help IT administrators minimise response times and take proactive measures to reduce network vulnerabilities.</p>
Fortinet's FortiLog family of logging and reporting appliances are integrated hardware/software systems that combine reliable, secure data collection and storage with powerful report generation in easy-to-deploy and manage systems. FortiLog systems enhance any FortiGate deployment by eliminating the need to procure and configure servers and RAID storage devices for log collection and to purchase separate reporting tools. FortiLog systems utilise a Web interface that provides administrators with a single, centralised view of network utilisation, web activity and attack activity. A convenient, built-in report generator lets administrators quickly gain useful analysis on network attacks, network traffic patterns, web usage, and other key events.</p>
<p>Enhanced software available for the FortiLog family includes a number of new features designed that make it easier for administrators to collect, analyse and report detailed information about security and network activity. A new, highly-intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and more than 60 new reports and report queries provide administrators with detailed intelligence on network and security activity by type, timeframe, source, user and traffic direction.</p>
<p>"In order to make the critical decisions that affect the security and efficiency of their networks, administrators need tools that can quickly turn mountains of log data into actionable information," said Leigh Costin, Director Product Marketing, Asia Pacific for Fortinet. "Our FortiLog family of systems and new FortiReporter Security Analyzer meet that challenge, enabling enterprises and managed security service providers to collect and process data and generate reports that can identify and mitigate network threats, inefficiency and abuse and to meet key compliance obligations."</p>
FortiReporter Security Analyzer and the FortiLog family of appliances are available immediately to customers via Fortinet's global network of authorised distributors and resellers. More information on these and other Fortinet solutions can be found at: Recommended pricing for FortiReporter Security Analyzer starts at A$815 inc. GST.</p>
Fortinet's award-winning FortiGate™ series of ASIC-accelerated antivirus firewalls, winner of the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall Product of the Year and the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award from Network Computing Magazine, are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time -- without degrading network performance. FortiGate systems are the only security products that are quadruple-certified by the ICSA (antivirus, firewall, IPSec, NIDS), and deliver a full range of network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies, Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
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Chris Bowes / David Sanday
Bowes Communications
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