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Honda Motor drives up productivity with Fortinet security solutions

  • 15 August, 2006 16:09

<p>JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 14, 2006 -- Fortinet – the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions – today announced that PT Astra Honda Motor, the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Indonesia, has purchased and deployed an end-to-end security platform from Fortinet to protect its head office and branch sites.</p>
<p>The Fortinet solution Honda deployed includes two Fortinet FortiGate™-800 enterprise-class multi-threat security appliances, one FortiAnalyzer™ logging, analysis and reporting appliance; and 100 licenses of FortiClient™ host security software.</p>
<p>Honda’s IT staff evaluated several other security vendors including Symantec, SonicWall and SecureGuard, and ultimately selected Fortinet for the breadth of security features, high-availability and management options.</p>
<p>A planned roll-out of new transaction terminals at its remote offices throughout Indonesia prompted Honda to re-evaluate its existing security infrastructure. Upon doing so, the company found it required a solution that could better protect against network and content threats, offer secure remote connectivity for branch offices and users, and provide integrated network security management, analysis and reporting. The new security infrastructure would be implemented in parallel with an existing CheckPoint firewall, to provide additional security capabilities.</p>
<p>“We were impressed with the security and high-availability Fortinet’s FortiGate-800 security appliances offered. The integrated VPN features have also helped us reduce costs while making it easier for remote offices and factories to communicate and collaborate with colleagues in the head office. We are now able also to easily generate security and network performance reports, using FortiAnalyzer. These reports do not only give us detailed information about attack types and trends, they can sometimes give us early warning on potential problems, such as port scans in advance of impending attacks,” said Henky Sumardy, technical engineering senior staff of IT at PT Astra Honda Motor. “The biggest advantage we have seen since the deployment is that we now sleep very well at night”</p>
<p>All Fortinet FortiGate multi-threat security appliances provide comprehensive network and content protection through the integration of eight essential security applications and services – including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-spam, anti-spyware, Web filtering and traffic shaping. They systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet’s FortiGuard™ Subscription Services, which provide continuous updates to ensure protection against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats — around the clock, and around the world. Fortinet’s FortiAnalyzer is a HTML-browser-based analysis, reporting and monitoring solution that generates reports from syslog messages across all FortiGate platforms. FortiClient Host Security software removes viruses, spyware, worms, and Trojans extending real-time protection to desktops and mobile users.</p>
<p>“Through a range of scalable, high-performance appliances, Fortinet addresses every aspect of the security problem – providing superior multi-threat network and client protection, management and reporting solutions for companies large and small,” said Hansen Chang, vice president for Asia Pacific for Fortinet. “Honda is an example of a successful auto sales establishment benefiting from a complete Fortinet security infrastructure.”</p>
<p>About PT Astra Honda Motor (
PT Astra Honda Motor Company is the largest manufacturer of motorcycles and sole licensee for Honda motorcycles in Indonesia. The company was initially founded in 1971 as PT Federal Motor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Astra International. The Honda Motor Company of Japan bought a stake in the company in 2000, and the company name was subsequently changed to PT Astra Honda Motor in 2001. The company has 8,000 employees in three manufacturing plants in Indonesia: two in Jakarta and another plant in Cikarang. The company has an annual manufacturing capacity of 2 million motorcycles. Since 1971, the company has produced in excess of 15 million motorcycles.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
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.</p>
<p>For more information:</p>
<p>Yvonne Cheong
+65-6838 5226</p>

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