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Fortinet’s FortiClient Earns Fifth Virus Bulletin 100% Award

  • 27 February, 2007 10:05

<p>Fortinet – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced that its FortiClient™ end-point security software has earned its fifth consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% award for its best-in-class antivirus capabilities. In this test, for antivirus products running on Microsoft Vista™, FortiClient earned 100 percent marks in every possible award category. The product was also specifically recognised for its reliability and performance.</p>
<p>Well-known in the industry, the Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards recognise products that have been tested by independent experts and proven to accurately detect 100 percent of viruses known to be “in the wild,” constituting current, real-world viruses.</p>
<p>Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiClient 3.0 along with 15 other antivirus products for their detection rates, lack of false positives, and speed of scanning. This latest VB 100% award adds to Fortinet’s impressive and unmatched portfolio of technology certifications and accolades – including five VB 100% awards, two NSS certifications (IPS, UTM) and eight ICSA certifications (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware).</p>
<p>“It is imperative that security vendors are prepared to protect their users against attacks leveraging potential Microsoft Vista security holes,” said Michael Xie, Fortinet founder, CTO and vice president of engineering. “Receiving such high marks on the Virus Bulletin 100% Microsoft Vista test further proves that we are able to anticipate the needs of our customers and provide the malware protection that they require.”</p>
<p>Fortinet's FortiClient™ host security software, which now supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Vista, 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 mobile devices, FortiClient integrates host antivirus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall, antispam, IPSec VPN, web content filtering and registry monitoring.</p>
<p>FortiClient supports the most popular Microsoft Windows™ operating systems natively and also includes network address translation (NAT) traversal, centralized policy management, multiple policy support for access to multiple devices, strong encryption, and a comprehensive set of tools for troubleshooting.</p>
<p>The latest version of FortiClient also now supports 64-bit for both Microsoft Windows XP™ and Windows 2003 Server. 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.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
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 ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.
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<p>Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com,
www.silverspan.com</p>

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