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Fortinet FortiMail Earns 18th Consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam Award

Messaging Security Solution Earns Comparative VBSpam Certification Based on Increased Performance, High Spam Catch Rate and Zero False Positives in the Newsletter Samples Test (May 29, 2012)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiMail™ messaging security appliance has been awarded its 18th consecutive Virus Bulletin certification in the VBSpam Awards.

Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 18 other antispam products from multiple countries for spam catch rates and false positive rates. In addition to winning its 18th consecutive award, the report noted that FortiMail had only one false positive out of 10,486 legitimate emails and zero false positives out of 201 email newsletters.

"With 99.86% of spam blocked, FortiMail had one of the higher spam catch rates and the fourth highest final score," said Martijn Grooten, anti-spam test director for Virus Bulletin.

"When considering deploying an email security solution, it's important to evaluate a vendor that's been validated by an independent, third-party test company, such as Virus Bulletin," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. "What sets FortiMail apart from its competitors are its robust performance, deployment options and its malware detection technology, which is updated by the FortiGuard global threat research team 24/7/365. This is the same, award-winning threat detection technology also found in our FortiClient, FortiGate and FortiWeb product lines."

The FortiMail family of messaging security solutions delivers proven, powerful messaging security features for any size organization, from small businesses to carriers, services providers and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding networks, the FortiMail family utilizes Fortinet's years of experience in helping protect high-volume service provider networks against spam, malware and other message-borne threats.

This is the sixth industry award Fortinet and its products have won this year. In February, the FortiGate-60C won the "Best UTM Security" award at SC Magazine's Reader's Trust awards. In May, the FortiGate-300C won "Best Integrated Security Solution" at SC Awards Europe 2012, the company won "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012, the FortiGate-5140B and FortiGate-1000C won "Best Firewall" and "Integrated Security" respectively at Network Products Guide's 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, and FortiClient won its 25th "Virus Bulletin VB100" award based on the software's detection rates and stability.

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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.

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