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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 2012 Fortune Global 100.
Fortinet's flagship UTM solution consists of FortiGate physical and virtual appliance products that provide a broad array of security and networking functions, including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antispam, and WAN acceleration. FortiGate appliances, from the FortiGate-40 for small businesses and branch offices to the FortiGate-5000 series for large enterprises and service providers, are based on a proprietary technology platform. This platform includes FortiASICs, which are specifically designed for accelerated processing of security and networking functions, and the FortiOS operating system, which provides the foundation for all security functions. FortiGuard security subscription services provide end-customers with access to dynamic updates to application control, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, vulnerability management, antivirus, and antispam functionality based on intelligence gathered by a dedicated FortiGuard Labs team. By combining multiple proprietary security and networking functions with purpose-built FortiASIC and FortiOS, the FortiGate UTM solution delivers broad protection against dynamic security threats while reducing the operational burden and costs associated with managing multiple point products.
The FortiGate product line is complemented by the FortiManager product family, which enable end-customers to manage the system configuration and security functions of multiple FortiGate devices from a centralized console, as well as FortiAnalyzer product family, which enable collection, analysis and archiving of content and log data generated by our products. Fortinet also offers other product families that provide additional protection, such as: FortiMail, multi-featured, high performance messaging security; FortiDB, centrally managed database-specific security; FortiClient, endpoint security for desktops, laptops and mobile devices and that is primarily used in conjunction with our FortiGate appliances; FortiWeb, security for Web-based applications, (v) FortiAP, secure wireless access points; FortiScan, endpoint vulnerability assessment and remediation, (vii) FortiSwitch, Ethernet switches; FortiBridge, bypass appliances to help ensure network availability; FortiAuthenticator, scalable secure authentication for enterprise networks; FortiBalancer, optimizing the availability and performance of mobile, cloud, and enterprise applications, and FortiCache, reducing the cost of and impact of cached internet content.