Vistorm Powers MSSP Offering with Fortinet

30 September 2005 – Technology from Fortinet – the pioneer and market leader of Unified Threat Management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based multi-threat security systems for real-time network protection- has been incorporated into the managed security portfolio of Vistorm – specialist providers of information security and infrastructure services to many of the Times Top 500 companies. Vistorm will be deploying Fortinet’s award winning FortiGateâ„? unified threat management (UTM) devices on behalf of customers, in addition to FortiClientâ„? Host Security software and FortiManagerâ„? management and reporting system to enable a fully managed service offering across the entire enterprise. .

“Our partnership with Vistorm provides the most comprehensive, controllable security platform on which to operate meaningful MSSP services,” said Jonathan Mepsted, Regional Director UK, Ireland and South Africa, Fortinet. “By adding Fortinet to the portfolio, Vistorm is following in the footsteps of market leading MSSPs around the world by recognising the demands of customers for best-of-breed UTM solutions.”

Steve Browell, Director of Product Marketing, Vistorm said, “Fortinet is much talked about among our customers, and has developed a strong reputation for high performance integrated network security solutions. Fortinet’s technical capabilities combined with its compelling and straightforward box-based licensing model seemed an obvious fit for our solutions portfolio. The ability to deploy any of the security features initially, with the option to enable others when budget and need arises, presents excellent opportunities for upselling.”

Vistorm has turned to Fortinet’s comprehensive set of products and services, primarily the multi-function FortiGate network security appliances, to provide multi-threat security services to its customer in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Adopting the FortiClient Host Security solution reflects Vistorm’s strong focus on providing comprehensive security to the desktop, as enterprise customers become increasingly mobile. Using Fortinet’s FortiManager centralised management and reporting tool, Vistorm can deploy various security services on behalf of each customer, remotely taking full or partial responsibility for its continuous effective operation.

Many organisations are often unable to keep up with their network security needs, especially as their business grows and expands to multiple locations. To resolve this problem, Fortinet is helping MSSPs provision security application offerings including firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), gateway anti-virus, content filtering, and intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IDP) to meet the needs of their customers.

The MSSP market is expected to reach a total value worldwide of $5.3 billion in 2005 according to the Gartner Group.

For more information on Fortinet’s MSSP solutions set, please visit:
http://www.fortinet.com/solutions/mssp.html

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management market. The company’s award-winning FortiGate Series of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, 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.

About Vistorm (www.vistorm.com)

Formed in 1991, Vistorm delivers information security and infrastructure services to many of the Times Top 500 companies. Vistorm’s security solutions and services deliver defence in depth with a range of perimeter security, content management and identity management solutions. The company’s infrastructure services help organisations with application delivery, Microsoft software deployments and mobile and wireless infrastructure.

For managing the security and availability of business critical systems Vistorm provide 24×7 managed services and currently looks after over 500 devices in 65 countries on behalf of its customers. Vistorm’s investment in IT expertise provides it with the skills and experience to help its customers at all phases of the IT lifecycle from strategy and design through delivery to ongoing support and 24×7 management.




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Vistorm Powers MSSP Offering with Fortinet

30 September 2005 Technology from Fortinet – the pioneer and market leader of Unified Threat Management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based multi-threat security systems for real-time network protection- has been incorporated into the managed security portfolio of Vistorm – specialist providers of information security and infrastructure services to many of the Times Top 500 companies. Vistorm will be deploying Fortinet’s award winning FortiGateâ„? unified threat management (UTM) devices on behalf of customers, in addition to FortiClientâ„? Host Security software and FortiManagerâ„? management and reporting system to enable a fully managed service offering across the entire enterprise. .

“Our partnership with Vistorm provides the most comprehensive, controllable security platform on which to operate meaningful MSSP services,” said Jonathan Mepsted, Regional Director UK, Ireland and South Africa, Fortinet. “By adding Fortinet to the portfolio, Vistorm is following in the footsteps of market leading MSSPs around the world by recognising the demands of customers for best-of-breed UTM solutions.”

Steve Browell, Director of Product Marketing, Vistorm said, “Fortinet is much talked about among our customers, and has developed a strong reputation for high performance integrated network security solutions. Fortinet’s technical capabilities combined with its compelling and straightforward box-based licensing model seemed an obvious fit for our solutions portfolio. The ability to deploy any of the security features initially, with the option to enable others when budget and need arises, presents excellent opportunities for upselling.”

Vistorm has turned to Fortinet’s comprehensive set of products and services, primarily the multi-function FortiGate network security appliances, to provide multi-threat security services to its customer in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Adopting the FortiClient Host Security solution reflects Vistorm’s strong focus on providing comprehensive security to the desktop, as enterprise customers become increasingly mobile. Using Fortinet’s FortiManager centralised management and reporting tool, Vistorm can deploy various security services on behalf of each customer, remotely taking full or partial responsibility for its continuous effective operation.

Many organisations are often unable to keep up with their network security needs, especially as their business grows and expands to multiple locations. To resolve this problem, Fortinet is helping MSSPs provision security application offerings including firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), gateway anti-virus, content filtering, and intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IDP) to meet the needs of their customers.

The MSSP market is expected to reach a total value worldwide of $5.3 billion in 2005 according to the Gartner Group.

For more information on Fortinet’s MSSP solutions set, please visit:
http://www.fortinet.com/solutions/mssp.html

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management market. The company’s award-winning FortiGate Series of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, 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.

About Vistorm (www.vistorm.com)

Formed in 1991, Vistorm delivers information security and infrastructure services to many of the Times Top 500 companies. Vistorm’s security solutions and services deliver defence in depth with a range of perimeter security, content management and identity management solutions. The company’s infrastructure services help organisations with application delivery, Microsoft software deployments and mobile and wireless infrastructure.

For managing the security and availability of business critical systems Vistorm provide 24×7 managed services and currently looks after over 500 devices in 65 countries on behalf of its customers. Vistorm’s investment in IT expertise provides it with the skills and experience to help its customers at all phases of the IT lifecycle from strategy and design through delivery to ongoing support and 24×7 management.




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