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The ASIC powered FortiGate anti-virus firewall is upgraded for large enterprises and service providers, with the introduction of a new management suite

Woking, Surrey, 29th April 03 - Wick Hill announces the availability of the newly launched FortiManager, an integrated management and monitoring tool that enables enterprises and service providers to automate the deployment and lifecycle management of dozens, hundreds or thousands of FortiGate(tm) Anti-virus Firewalls across multiple, geographically dispersed installations.

FortiGate, which has triple ICSA certification, is the only application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), network-based anti-virus firewall system for real-time network protection. FortiGate detects and eliminates the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time - without degrading network performance.

FortiGate systems also deliver a full range of network-level services - firewall, VPN, intrusion detection and traffic shaping - in dedicated, easily managed platforms.

The new FortiManager System, designed to manage and control multiple Fortigate anti-virus firewalls, is built on a powerful architecture emphasising reliability, scalability, ease of use and easy integration with third party systems. It provides a central point of control for establishing multi-faceted security policies, monitoring system status, and logging traffic and threat activity.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: "The outstanding price performance and triple ICSA certification of FortiGate, coupled with the release of FortiManager, presents an incredibly compelling case for enterprises and service providers who need to manage high performance systems."

The key features of the FortiManager System allow customers to harness the full power and capabilities of the FortiGate platform's unique, integrated functionality on a wider scale than ever before. They include:

Multi-tier architecture with appliance-based FortiManager Server and Java-based
FortiManager Consoles, which maximises scalability and security and simplifies

Centralised configuration and monitoring of all FortiGate network protection functions, including anti-virus, content filtering, firewall, VPN, network intrusion detection and traffic shaping

Real-time status and event monitoring that speeds identification and response to
system outages

Comprehensive report generation and analysis

Device grouping that enables collections of FortiGate units to be aggregated into
independent management domains that control administrative access and simplify
policy deployment

Role-based administration that enables different administrators to be restricted to
specific management domains and specific functions

Pricing and Availability

The FortiManager System is available now from Wick Hill resellers. Price on
application. The FortiGate anti-virus firewall is priced from GBP590 to GBP28,000

About Wick Hill

Wick Hill specialises in secure infrastructure solutions for e-business. The company's portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Through associations with a number of international partners, Wick Hill sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions backed up by customer support, implementation, training and technical services.


For further press information, contact Anna Cummins at Wick Hill on 01483 227700, e-mail For reader queries contact Wick Hill on 01483 227700, e-mail, web


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