Many advantages can be obtained by combining several separate point based security systems into one unified security platform. The most popular reasons why customers choose Fortinet over other leading security vendors include the following 10 reasons.
1. Integrated security platform that provides 7 key security components to provide customers the greatest flexibility and protection available in a modern security platform: Stateful Firewall, Antivirus, Intrusion Detection & Prevention, IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN), Web Content Filtering, Anti-Spam (including Spyware/Grayware), and Bandwidth Shaping. Fortinet’s security solutions are the only security products that are certified in four ICSA Lab categories – Firewall, VPN, IPS, and Antivirus.
2. Fortinet‘s award winning technology is consistent across its entire family of products and provides the same leading edge protection regardless of company size (SoHo to SME to large enterprise to service provider). Smaller customers benefit by taking advantage of enterprise and carrier class security features while larger customers benefit from Fortinet’s experience in designing strong security products that are intuitive, easy to deploy and use. In September 2004, IDC named Fortinet’s technology as the leader in the Unified Threat Management (UTM) security category with 29.5% market share. And in April 2004, Gartner named Fortinet’s technology as Visionary in their Enterprise Firewall Magic Quadrant.
3. FortiGate products lower Security TCO. Eliminating multiple security devices and collapsing them into one security choke-point decreases the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operating Expenditure (OPEX) costs. Implementing single purpose point security products is not only more expensive than Fortinet’s FortiGate security platforms, but it also lacks the Dynamic Threat Prevention System capabilities of Fortinet’s combined technologies – which greatly increases the detection rate of modern stealth and blended threats. With Fortinet’s simple “per box” licensing, ongoing maintenance, support, and product update costs are greatly reduced over competing products that are licensed on a “per user” basis.