From the Wires
Fortinet(R) Earns 27th Virus Bulletin VB100 Award
FortiOS 5 Advanced Threat Detection Technology Delivers Excellent VB100 Comparative Results
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 28, 2012 01:30 PM
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leader in high-performance network security -- today announced FortiOS 5 has been certified by Virus Bulletin and earned a Reactive and Proactive (RAP) measurement score of 96.6%. The Virus Bulletin RAP score measures a security solution's ability to detect malware collected from previous weeks (Reactive) and new malware (Proactive) that has appeared since a particular solution was submitted to Virus Bulletin. Proactive testing is extremely important to stop advanced threats that use the latest malware variants to avoid detection. Out of 30 participating vendors, Fortinet was the only company to score above 90% in proactive detection.
"Fortinet's scores have been climbing steadily of late and, for this specific test, detection scores were once again excellent across the board, taking a commanding position on the RAP chart; a VB100 certification award was easily earned," said test team director John Hawes at Virus Bulletin. "The design is simple and clear, and the interface proved reliable and responsive throughout testing."
The FortiOS 5 Advantage
Advanced Malware Detection
In the April 17, 2012 Gartner report titled: "A Buyer's Guide to Endpoint Protection Platforms," Peter Firstbrook, research vice president for Gartner, said, "Antivirus/anti-spyware databases are 90% to 99% effective at detecting well-known, widely circulating threats. However, they are only 20% to 50% effective at detecting new or low-volume threats. Security effectiveness is significantly enhanced by non-signature-based techniques. The simulation of unknown code before the code is executed to determine malicious intent without requiring end-user interaction with the unknown code is another deterministic technique."
Exploit Discovery and Protection
Cloud-Based Reputation Systems
Local Client Reputation
Multi-Vector Policy Engine
"Today's Advanced Persistent Threats use zero day exploits, rapidly-changing malware variants and other techniques to avoid detection and penetrate enterprise networks," said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering for Fortinet. "One dimensional solutions that only employ antivirus or check sum scanning will not work against these types of attacks. Fortinet's software developers and FortiGuard Labs work tirelessly with product managers to continually deliver best-of-breed network and endpoint and security platforms, and their hard work is paying off with this latest VB100 award win."
About FortiGuard Labs
Fortinet is able to discover threats quickly via Fortinet's extensive customer network and then push out signature updates to every customer in the world in minutes -- unlike competing security companies that have to rely on third party security companies to provide them with the latest malware signatures.
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
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