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Company Also a Network Security Market Leader

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 17, 2008 ― Fortinet® – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced that new IDC research data confirms that the company ranked No. 1 in worldwide UTM factory revenue for 2007, fuelled by significant large enterprise, MSSP and carrier adoption of its high-end FortiGate™ network security appliances. This data makes Fortinet the global UTM factory revenue leader for two consecutive years ahead of Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, Juniper and SonicWALL.

Data in the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, March 2008 confirmed:

• Fortinet is the overall leader in UTM factory revenue for all of 2007 and Q4 2007, ahead of Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, Juniper and SonicWALL

• Fortinet is the No. 1 vendor in the high-end ($50K-$99.9K) price band for both factory revenue and units shipped

• Fortinet is the No. 1 vendor in the two enterprise UTM price band segments ($10K-$24.9K and $25K-$49.9K) for both factory
revenue and units shipped

• Fortinet is the overall leader in UTM factory revenue for Western Europe and Asia Pacific for all of 2007 and Q4 2007

“As the latest IDC data shows, Fortinet maintained our UTM market lead and grew our position in the overall network security appliance market in 2007 – validating the increased market adoption of Fortinet solutions,” said Ken Xie, president, founder and CEO of Fortinet. “Enterprises and service provider customers of all sizes are realising the unique benefits of Fortinet’s highly flexible and scalable platform, which allows for network security consolidation to meet a wide array of varied requirements and reduce overall total cost of ownership.”

According to IDC, UTM security appliance products include multiple security features integrated into one device. To be included in this category, as opposed to other Threat Management appliance segments, UTM appliances must contain the ability to perform network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention, and gateway antivirus. All of the capabilities need not be utilised, but the functions must exist inherently in the appliance. In addition to the mandatory applications, UTM appliances may also host other security or networking features.

Delivered via its flagship family of FortiGate™ appliances, Fortinet provides a flexible platform that enables enterprises and service providers of all sizes to consolidate critical security technology and services to maximise network protection and reduce total cost of ownership. These ASIC-accelerated security appliances integrate essential security applications and services, including anti-virus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard™ Network, which provides continuous updates that help ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic - around the clock and around the world. FortiGate appliances are complemented by an array of messaging, management and analysis systems and end-point security solutions.

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About Fortinet (

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, and Anti-Spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein that are attributable to IDC, such as statements comparing Fortinet to other companies and other statements, are based on IDC data and have not been independently verified or endorsed by Fortinet.

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Lara van Eijkern / David Evans
Cohesive Communications
Tel: 01291 626200

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