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Alcatel to resell Fortinet Antivirus Firewalls as part of enterprisre network security offering

  • 10 March, 2005 08:34

<p>SYDNEY, March 11, 2005 – Fortinet – the only provider of ASIC-powered, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection – and Alcatel today announced they have entered into a relationship by which Alcatel and its business partners will offer Fortinet’s FortiGate™ Antivirus Firewalls and other products.</p>
<p>This relationship will help Fortinet significantly expand its reach to new customers through Alcatel’s vast network of business partners. It also allows Alcatel to extend its CrystalSec security framework with the addition of a best-in-class integrated network security gateway product.</p>
<p>With Fortinet’s FortiGate systems, Alcatel can provide enterprises of all sizes with affordable, easy-to-deploy gateway security solutions as part of a comprehensive network implementation. FortiGate Antivirus Firewall systems are complete network security solutions that protect against the growing number of costly, content-based threats at the network’s edge, while delivering the highest possible performance.</p>
<p>They combine antivirus, firewall, intrusion detection/ prevention, antispam, VPN, and Web content filtering in a single, easy to manage and cost-effective system. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically through Fortinet’s FortiProtect™ Network, which delivers continuous and automatic “push” updates that ensure protection against the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats — around the clock, and around the world.</p>
<p>Fortinet’s FortiGate systems allow Alcatel to extend its CrystalSec security framework with the addition of a best-in-class integrated network security gateway product and provide enterprises and business partners with the unique ability to source best-of-breed security solutions from one networking company. See “Alcatel expands CrystalSec security framework to address security threats that disrupt enterprise business” press release at:</p>
<p>“Alcatel’s mission is to provide its enterprise customers with the industry’s best value in highly-available, secure, and easy to manage networking solutions,” said Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager of Alcatel’s Network Infrastructure Business. “Fortinet’s ASIC-based antivirus firewalls let us expand our commitment to security because they address one of the biggest issues facing customers today – protecting against a multitude of blended and content-based threats – and do so without degrading network performance. In seeking a network gateway security vendor leader, we looked across the industry and found both a great synergy with Fortinet and their offerings to be superior.”</p>
<p>”Alcatel has developed an impressive global base of customers and partners through its solutions-oriented approach,” said Ben Teh, Fortinet regional manager. “Our relationship with Alcatel will enable us to continue to expand our market reach and bring our leading security products to new customers and networking-focused channel partners.”</p>
<p>For more information on Fortinet FortiGate Antivrus Firewalls and other Fortinet solutions, please visit:
For more information on Alcatel’s CrystalSec Security Framework and solutions, please visit:</p>
<p>About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or to their employees. Alcatel leverages its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services to bring value to its customers in the framework of a broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.5 billion in 2003, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet:</p>
<p>About Fortinet
Fortinet's award-winning FortiGate™ series of ASIC-accelerated antivirus firewalls, winner of the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award from Network Computing Magazine and the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall Product of the Year, are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time – without degrading network performance. FortiGate systems are the only security products that are quadruple-certified by the ICSA (antivirus, firewall, IPSec, NIDS), and deliver a full range of network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies, Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
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