January 25, 2005 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) SC Magizine today named Fortinet as a finalist for its prestigious U.S. Excellence Awards Best Blended Security Solution. Fortinet, a Unified Threat Management company and the only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection. Products considered for this award category integrate multiple security solutions to protect against complex threats. Fortinet's FortiGate systems were nominated as a finalist alongside products from Cisco Systems, Internet Security Systems (ISS), McAfee, and Websense.
Finalists for SC Magazine Excellence Awards 2005 were determined by a panel of network security industry experts. Fortinet is also a finalist in SC Magazine's Global Readers Trust Awards for "Best Antivirus Solution". Finalists for this category were determined by votes from users of information security products and services worldwide.
"As an industry pioneer and confirmed leader of the unified threat management market, Fortinet is pleased that both end-users and SC Magazine judges view our security products as a superior way to protect against today's more sophisticated and complex network and content threats," said Adam Stein, Fortinet's vice president of marketing. "Our FortiGate systems are in use by more than 2,000 users worldwide and offer a distinct choice of seven different best-in-class security services that have garnered wide-spread acceptance among enterprises of all sizes."
The nominated security system includes antivirus, firewall, virtual private networking (VPN), intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering, traffic shaping, and anti-spam security measures designed to ward off the latest viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware, etc.
The SC Magazine Excellence awards, voted on by a panel of judges from the information security industry, recognize technical security excellence in key business sectors. Award winners will be announced at the RSA Conference & Exhibition to be held in San Francisco on February 16, 2005.