Gold and Silver Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards for Fortinet FortiGate Platform

It has been a good day for Fortinet at the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards, with the company collecting a gold and silver award for its UTM and next generation firewalls.

Fortinet was awarded the gold medal for its FortiGate-140D-POE Unified Threat Management appliance in the Integrated Security and Unified Threat Management category, and a Silver award for the FortiGate-240D in the Firewall category.

The Info Security PG Awards, now in their 10th year, celebrate the best IT and security vendors and their ground-breaking products and security solutions. The prestigious awards are highly coveted with award winners confirmed as having products that set the bar higher for the competition.

A panel of 50 expert judges assesses each product on a wide range of criteria, with the scores aggregated to determine the winner in each category.  The winners of this year’s awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in San Francisco on February 24, 2014, attended by finalists, judges, and industry peers.

The FortiGate-240D – and the 200D series – are mid-range network security appliances that are designed for SMB customers and branch offices. They deliver up to 84 Gb Ethernet and 4 Gbps firewall throughput, with IPSec VPN performance of 1 Gbps. The FortiGate-140D-POE firewall has 42 GbE ports, firewall throughput of 2.5 Gbps and IPSec VPN performance of 50 Mbps.

Both products were developed during a major expansion of the FortiGate UTM product line, that was introduced by Fortinet in July 2013. The appliances are used in a wide range of industries including healthcare, retail, home/branch offices and SMBs. Medical devices, PoS systems, terminals, and VoIP phones can all be connected to the appliances for improved security and visibility.

“We are honored to have our FortiGate platform continue to be validated by esteemed publications such as Info Security Products Guide,” said John Maddison, VP of marketing at Fortinet. “These awards are a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering ground-breaking, innovative next-generation firewall (NGFW) and unified threat management (UTM) products that meet and exceed our customers ever evolving security requirements.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.