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Fortinet(R) FortiClient(TM) Earns 25th Virus Bulletin VB100 Award

Endpoint Security Solution Earns Comparative VB100 Certification Based on Detection Rates and Stability (May 15, 2012)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiClient™ endpoint security solution has been awarded its 25th Virus Bulletin certification in the Antivirus Awards.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiClient along with 59 other endpoint security solutions from multiple countries for malware catch rates and false positive rates.

"FortiClient's interface is efficient and businesslike, providing an excellent set of controls in a lucid and logical manner, and testing was a pleasant process, free from shocks or surprises," said John Hawes, test team director at Virus Bulletin. "The software's detection rates were impressive and stability was excellent."

FortiClient is an enterprise-grade endpoint security suite that features the same antivirus technology found in the company's FortiGate®, FortiWeb®, and FortiMail® product lines. When used in connection with a FortiGate appliance, FortiClient provides a range of security features to help protect a network and ensure policy compliance. Customers have a choice of deploying FortiClient for secure remote connectivity or FortiClient Premium for broad endpoint security. And, unlike other security clients that are either connection- or antimalware-focused, Fortinet's FortiClient combines the best of both approaches for more complete protection.

The critical technology in Fortinet's antivirus engine is its ability to help decode and track behaviors of polymorphic, encrypted and packed malware in real-time. Fortinet developed a propriety binary emulation engine that allows its antivirus engine to detect new malware and variants, regardless of whether a detection signature exists. This enables FortiClient to detect today's robust malware threats, even those that use sophisticated evasion techniques like polymorphism and encryption to avoid detection from other antimalware products.

"It's great to see FortiClient performing so well in the Virus Bulletin tests against so many other contenders," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "Thanks to the unique malware detection technology found in FortiClient, FortiGate, FortiWeb and FortiMail product lines, our customers are better protected against many of today's most sophisticated attacks. What's more, they can continue to rely on our threat research team to help keep them protected from emerging threats in the future."

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About Fortinet (
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the 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 2011 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 © 2012 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 and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties including, Virus Bulletin, and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Nothing in the news release constitutes a warranty, guaranty, or contractually binding commitment. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties and assumptions. 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 does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.


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