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Fortinet outpaces competitors in latest AV-Test.Org antivirus tests

  • 11 December, 2006 15:21

<p>SYDNEY. – Dec. 11, 2006 – Fortinet, the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has announced that AV-Test.org, a renowned independent antivirus laboratory, ranked FortiClient™ end-point security software above most vendors for accuracy in detecting all existing malware files.</p>
<p>The organization conducted a series of antivirus tests which simulated backdoor, bot, worm and Trojan attacks. The results showed Fortinet as No. 4 in accuracy overall – outpacing 29 vendors, including Symantec, F-Secure, Sophos, McAfee and Kaspersky. The FortiClient software also earned the No. 1 position for detecting potential worm attacks.</p>
<p>AV-Test.org is the only independent lab that regularly collects and reports performance metrics for vendors that offer antivirus capabilities.</p>
<p>“AV-Test.org’s results further validate Fortinet’s integrated security approach for detecting viruses and thwarting malicious attacks,” said Freddy Mangum, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. “Fortinet has long maintained that point solutions alone are not sufficient in detecting, and more so stopping, both network- and application-based attacks. We are proud of this achievement as it is a testament to our quality of products, research and approach.”</p>
<p>Fortinet's FortiClient™ host security software addresses the need for secure access and endpoint protection for telecommuters, mobile workers, remote sites and partners. A unified security agent for personal computers and smart phones, FortiClient integrates host antivirus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall, IPSec VPN, web content filtering and registry monitoring. Designed to extend real-time protection to the desktop and mobile users, FortiClient automatically removes viruses, spyware, worms and other network threats by scanning and cleaning both incoming and outgoing email messages.</p>
<p>For a 90-day evaluation of FortiClient end point security software, visit: http://www.download.com/FortiClient/3000-2653_4-10536755.html?tag=lst-0-1. Or, visit http://www.fortinet.com/products/forticlient.html for more information.
About AV-Test.org (www.av-test.org)</p>
<p>AV-Test.org is a joint-research project of the University Magdeburg and
AV-Test GmbH. The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg is located in Germany and has over 13,500 students. The tests are conducted in the research labs at the Workgroup Business Information Systems at the Institute of Technical and Business Information systems. Currently, the virus test lab has two professors and approximately 15 students working regularly on virus replication, analysis and tests of anti-virus products. AV-Test GmbH is a security consultancy company with a special focus on computer virus incidents.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the pioneer and market-leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management 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, Web content filtering, 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.</p>
<p>For more information:</p>
<p>Yvonne Cheong
Phone: +65-6838 5226
Email: ycheong@fortinet.com</p>

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