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Fortinet Earns Department of Defense UC APL Certification for Wide Range of Network Security Products

A Dozen Fortinet Products Certified for Authorized Sale to DoD Agencies

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that twelve of the company's products have achieved Department of Defense Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) certification. UC APL certification qualifies designated Fortinet products for sale to Department of Defense (DoD) agencies based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) testing, a standardized methodology for the secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.

Fortinet products that have received UC APL certification include the following:

  • FortiGate network security appliances including the 5001B, 3950B, 3140B, 1240B, 620B, 310B, 200B and 60C models
  • FortiWifi-60c wireless security gateway
  • FortiAnalyzer-2000B centralized logging and reporting appliance
  • FortiManager-3000C centralized network security management appliance

"Gaining UC APL certification is a significant milestone for Fortinet since it provides authorized sales channels into DoD agencies including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and more," said Bruce Tucker, President and Founder of Patriot Technologies, Inc. and Fortinet reseller. "As a long time reseller into the defense community, we see opportunities for Fortinet's wide-ranging, end-to-end network security solutions that have passed vigorous DoD compliance testing."

To achieve UC APL certification, all approved Fortinet products were tested following STIG guidelines and checklists applied to System Under Test. This includes the following: Application Security and Development Checklist (V3R4); Database Security Checklist (V8R1.6); Defense Switched Network Checklist (V2R3.5); Enclave STIG (V4R5); Network Checklist (V8R7); Remote Access STIG (V2R5); Unix Checklist (V5R1.29); Web Checklist-Apache (V6R1.12); Windows 7 STIG (V1R7); Windows XP/2000/2003 Server STIG (V6R1.24). Additional testing involved IPv6 requirements, IP vulnerability, TDM Protocol Security Analysis and more.

Beyond meeting stringent performance requirements, Fortinet products also offer the highest performance at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). And this is important considering that many DoD agencies face significant budgetary uncertainty. For example, in a recent January 16 memorandum, Army personnel are asked to reduce base operating funding to achieve at least a 30% reduction of FY 13 Base Operations Support (BOS) spending levels compared to FY 12 levels.

Fortinet products are designed to help accommodate these new government spending levels. The company's FortiGate-800C, for example, just received NSS Labs' "Recommended" rating for Overall Protection, Stability & Reliability and TCO. The full benchmark report can be downloaded here.

The FortiGate family of network security appliances delivers ASIC-powered multi-threat security capabilities that integrate firewall, VPN, IPS, application control with advanced wireless controller and vulnerability scanning capabilities. FortiWiFi wireless security gateways combine the multi-threat protection of FortiGate appliances with a built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless access point. The FortiAnalyzer centralized network security reporting appliance performs logging, analysis and reporting on multiple Fortinet devices while providing advanced features that include vulnerability assessments and security event correlation. FortiManager centralized security management appliances provide essential tools needed to effectively manage any size Fortinet security infrastructure ranging from a few devices to thousands of appliances and end-point security agents.

Additional certifications that Fortinet products have recently received include: ISO 9001:2008, NSS, ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, FIPS, and U.S. Army IAAPL.

"Achieving UC APL certification not only grants authorization to sell multiple products into major market opportunities within DoD agencies, it is a significant validation of the stability and robustness of our network security solutions," said Steve Kirk, director of Fortinet Federal. "It's gratifying that so many of our core products have achieved compliance with one of our industry's most stringent testing guidelines."

About Fortinet (
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

Copyright © 2013 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiAP, FortiDB, FortiVoice and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties, and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a warranty, guarantee, binding specification or other binding commitment by Fortinet, performance and other specification information herein may be unique to certain environments, and no future sales are assured. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties and assumptions. Changes of circumstances, product release delays, or other risks as stated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, located at, may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this press release. If the uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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