ServGate Technologies-the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms-today announced that its EdgeForce? Accel platform secured a decisive win over Fortinet’s FortiGate 800 in a head-to-head product comparison of enterprise multi-function security systems entitled, “Full-Feature Firewalls”.
InfoWorld’s Test Center undertook a comprehensive examination of product features and functionality within an installation and configuration environment comparable to that of any IT administrator of a mid-range enterprise. The review, which appears in the September 13 issue, encompasses the testing and rating of deployment and initial setup; management and advanced configuration; performance; scalability; value; and overall security criteria including firewall, VPN and antivirus.
InfoWorld awarded ServGate the highest score in every category resulting in a final score of 9.1 out of 10 compared to FortiGate 800’s 8.1 score. Additionally, the reviewer noted that EdgeForce Accel offers superior management capabilities and policy-based filtering, smoother VPN setup, easier configuration of remote devices, and solid performance under attack.
ServGate is the developer of EdgeForce, the award-winning integrated security platform offering McAfee-based spam and virus screening applications in addition to web filtering by SurfControl, attack protection, web caching, firewall and VPN services. EdgeForce platforms also uniquely perform Full Context InspectionT, which provides unified threat protection by screening real time packet contents in their complete, proper context to block suspicious traffic at the network perimeter. The EdgeForce platform’s pioneering modular architecture accommodates new services and performance upgrades on all EdgeForce systems, enabling them to scale with the growth of the customer’s business and network needs, and adapt to the changing threat environment.
“ServGate has now surpassed every leading contender in the security market within the industry’s most renowned test center publications,” said Atchison Frazer, vice president corporate marketing, ServGate. “Above all, InfoWorld’s Test Center has consistently noted the unique value and performance differentiators of ServGate’s EdgeForce solution, which has resulted in three consecutive head-to-head product review victories.”
The InfoWorld product comparison can be viewed online at:
ServGate is the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms for small and medium businesses and the distributed enterprise. EdgeForce systems consolidate in a single hardware platform multiple security services – including virus, spam and URL filtering, attack protection, web caching, firewall, VPN and more – in a modular and scalable format, reducing the cost and complexity associated with sourcing, implementing and maintaining disparate applications from multiple vendors. ServGate’s Full Context architecture provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analyzing and screening entire components of network traffic. ServGate’s corporate headquarters are located in Milpitas, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information about ServGate, call 408-635-8400 or visit www.servgate.com