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Fortinet is first vendor to receive ICSA Labs Network Intrusion Prevention Certification for a Unified Threat Management solution

  • 13 December, 2006 09:25

<p>SYDNEY. – Dec 13, 2006 – Fortinet – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – has announced that 13 models from its FortiGate™ family of multi-threat security systems have received certification for Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) from ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust. With this, Fortinet becomes the first vendor whose UTM models have achieved Network IPS certification from ICSA Labs.</p>
<p>The FortiGate systems attained ICSA Labs’ Network IPS Certification after stringent security, management and performance testing. A result of more than a year of research, industry cooperation and end-user feedback, ICSA Labs’ testing methodology included attacks targeting hundreds of medium-to-high severity vulnerabilities, numerous complex evasion techniques, denial-of-service attacks and latency measurements.</p>
<p>“ICSA Labs’ Network IPS testing was designed to be extremely demanding, as preventing network-based intrusions is critical for organizations,” said Jack Walsh, network intrusion prevention program manager at ICSA Labs. “Due to the extensive and comprehensive nature of our testing, end users that select an ICSA Labs certified network IPS solution will have increased confidence that their networks are being protected from costly attacks.”</p>
<p>Fortinet’s scalable and easy-to-deploy line of FortiGate multi-threat security solutions can be installed seamlessly at the network edge or at the network core to protect critical business applications from external, as well as internal, originating attacks. While FortiGate solutions can be configured to provide Network IPS-only protection as they were during ICSA Labs Network IPS testing, the FortiGate models go beyond intrusion prevention to integrate eight essential security functions which enable complete protection against blended attacks. FortiGate customers can combine integrated firewall, content filtering, IPSec and SSL-VPN, antivirus/antispyware, antispam and traffic shaping applications and services to protect against attacks from all threat vectors.</p>
<p>“Fortinet FortiGate systems are the only solutions that have achieved ICSA Labs’ Network IPS certification, as well as ICSA Labs certification in four other security technologies, providing assurance to customers of the strength of our comprehensive multi-threat security platform of applications and services,” said Michael Xie, Fortinet founder, CTO and vice president of engineering. “A certification portfolio like this for the FortiGate family is a testament to the fierce engineering commitment that has been characteristic of Fortinet since our inception.”</p>
<p>Fortinet is the only network security vendor to date to have received eight unique and in-demand ICSA Labs security certifications, including five for the FortiGate multithreat security appliances in distinct security technologies (firewalls, antivirus, network intrusion prevention, IPSec VPN and SSL VPN) and three desktop/server antivirus certifications for FortiClient (detection, cleaning and antispyware).</p>
<p>For more information about the ICSA Labs’ Network IPS certification testing program, the criteria used in testing, or free certification testing reports, please visit</p>
<p>About Cybertrust
Cybertrust is the global information security specialist, delivering services that secure critical data, protect identities and help customers demonstrate ongoing compliance. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, United States, with more than 30 offices around the globe, Cybertrust is one of the world’s largest providers of information security and is recognized as the global market leader in managed security services. For more information, visit</p>
<p>About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, intrusion prevention, PC firewall, SSL-VPN, application firewall, anti-SPAM and Wireless LAN. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit:</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
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, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Yvonne Cheong, Fortinet
Phone: +65-6838 5226

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