Fortinet Unveils Large-Scale Security Management Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 9th, 2004 – Fortinet – the confirmed market leader in Unified Threat Management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection – today unveiled the FortiManager-3000 System, a powerful new tool for centrally configuring, managing and monitoring large-scale security deployments. FortiManager-3000 extends the capabilities of Fortinet’s management platform to enable large enterprises, service providers and telecommunications carriers to easily and efficiently manage up to 5,000 FortiGate Antivirus Firewall systems, regardless of geography. The FortiManager-3000 System improves network security and maximises IT resources by ensuring consistent definition and application of security policies across some or all FortiGate systems on their network, and provides a central point for monitoring system status and logging traffic and threat activity.

An ideal solution for very large-scale security deployments by enterprises, managed security service providers (MSSPs) and carriers, the FortiManager-3000 System features:

” Comprehensive element management: centralises configuration and monitoring of all FortiGate security functions, including network-based antivirus, Web content filtering, firewall, VPN, dynamic intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), antispam, spyware blocking and traffic shaping

” Automated policy management: permits administrators to create policies and rules, which are applied to multiple FortiGate systems automatically

” Granular, role-based administration: enables different administrators to be restricted to specific management domains and specific functions

” Device grouping: allows collections of FortiGate network security platforms to be aggregated into independent management domains to control administrative access and simplify security policy management

” Centralised logging facilities: provides comprehensive report generation and analysis, including real-time status and event monitoring that speeds identification and response to system outages or attacks

Multi-tiered Network Security Management Platform Ideal for Very Large-Scale Deployments FortiManager-3000 extends Fortinet’s FortiManager platform to enable simple, scalable management for very large networks. Deployed as a multi-tiered network security platform, the FortiManager-3000 System includes both the powerful FortiManager-3000 Server appliance and easy-to-use Java-based FortiManager console. The system scales to support multiple system administrators, making it an ideal platform for offering a broad array of managed security services, such as firewalls, VPNs or antivirus. Fortinet’s FortiManager platform — comprised of the new FortiManager-3000 System and the existing FortiManager-400 System — is built on a powerful architecture that emphasizes reliability, scalability and ease of use.

The FortiGate ASIC-accelerated network security platforms 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. All FortiGate systems ship with Fortinet’s latest firmware, FortiOS 2.8, which offers powerful new features such as spyware and antivirus protections combined with IDP and stateful firewall capabilities to deliver Fortinet’s unique Dynamic Threat Prevention. FortiOS 2.8 also includes antivirus heuristic support to help prevent widespread zero-day attacks for previously unknown viruses, anti-spam capabilities and Web content filtering through Fortinet’s FortiGuard service. All FortiGate systems, from large enterprise to small business units, can be updated with new virus signatures automatically by Fortinet’s FortiProtectâ„? Network, which provides continuous updates that ensure 24×7 protection against the latest network threats.

“Large enterprises, service providers and carriers tasked with maintaining the highest levels of network security for a very large and sometimes diverse and distributed base of users need tools to help them do this more effectively and efficiently,” said Richard Hanke, vice president of product management for Fortinet. “Fortinet’s FortiManager-3000 System enables centralised configuration, management and monitoring of all security functions for up to 5,000 FortiGate devices — which can protect thousands to millions of individual users – thereby improving security through consistent and updated policies, reducing administrative overhead, and providing a robust platform for growth.”

Distribution and availability
The FortiManager-3000 System is available immediately. For more information, please visit:

About Fortinet (
Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management market. The company’s award-winning FortiGateâ„? 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.

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