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Fortinet Beefs Up Enterprise Security Management Capabilities

  • 02 July, 2009 15:42

<p>Fortinet® – a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced enhancements to its centralised security management portfolio with the new software release of FortiManager™ 4.0 and FortiAnalyzer™ 4.0, which significantly improve the enterprise management capabilities of Fortinet’s FortiGate® multi-threat security appliances.</p>
<p>FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer appliances provide a single hub for network and security administrators to define, deploy, monitor and manage Fortinet security devices. They also provide the means to oversee security events, perform forensic analysis and generate fully customisable graphical reports that detail the security posture of an enterprise network. The new software releases for FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer platforms deliver improved performance, scalability and usability.</p>
<p>Charles Cote, Fortinet regional director for Australia and New Zealand commented, “When you are trying to manage the security of a large organisation, the last thing you want to do is manually tinker with settings on individual devices. FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer are designed to work together to greatly streamline administration and automate reporting for your security infrastructure. This allows organisations to reduce ongoing running costs, and proactively detect vulnerabilities before they are exploited.”</p>
<p>FortiManager 4.0 and FortiAnalyzer 4.0 offer the following new enhancements:</p>
<p>• Improvements in the performance and scalability of FortiManager 4.0 software which allow administrators to deploy and manage thousands of FortiGate devices within the network and from a single FortiManager platform.</p>
<p>• New centralised policy management features greatly reduce the effort required to manage large numbers of devices using FortiManager 4.0</p>
<p>• Improved disaster recovery features, including support for fully redundant and geographically separate FortiManager devices. This allows the security infrastructure to be effectively managed in the event of a major disaster or outage.</p>
<p>• Improved vulnerability management, including automatic correlation of vulnerabilities with security policy using FortiAnalyzer 4.0. Reporting tools not only discover vulnerabilities, but also provide guidance on adjusting the security policy of Fortinet devices to protect against those vulnerabilities. The new VM component is kept up to date through Fortinet’s FortiGuard® Vulnerability Management Service.</p>
<p>“The growing adoption of FortiGate integrated security appliances among large-scale enterprise and carrier customers required us to incorporate advanced functionality on our management and analysis platforms to meet the evolving demands and complexities of these environments,” said Anthony James, vice president, products, Fortinet.</p>
<p>“FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer 4.0 are industrial strength products that enable network administrators greater functionality and performance in an elegant, centralised solution.”</p>
<p>Pricing &amp; Availability:</p>
<p>Version 4.0 of both FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer are immediately available at no additional charge to current FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer customers with valid support contracts.</p>
<p>Fortinet products are distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro, WhiteGold Solutions and Firewall Systems. Australian pricing for FortiManager-400B starts from $12,899 ex GST, and with FortiAnalyzer-100C starting from $1,899 ex GST.</p>
<p>Fortinet products are distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro and Firewall Systems. New Zealand pricing for FortiManager-400B starts from $16,399 ex GST, and with FortiAnalyzer-100C starting from $2,399 ex GST.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)</p>
<p>Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, 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 anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level 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 in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS and Anti-Spam). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
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<p>Copyright © 2009 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiDB and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties.</p>
<p>Media contact:</p>
<p>Sebastian Rice,
seb@silverspan.com,
02 9959 1991</p>

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