Profile: Fortinet Inc (FTNT.OQ)
29 Jul 2016
Fortinet, Inc., incorporated on November 28, 2000, provides cyber security solutions to enterprises, service providers and government organizations across the world. The Company's flagship network security solution consists of FortiGate physical, virtual machine and cloud platforms, which provide integrated security and networking functions to protect data, applications and users from network-and content-level security threats. The Company's product offerings consist of its FortiGate product family, along with its FortiManager central management and FortiAnalyzer central logging and reporting product families.
For access networks, the Company offers its wireless access points and switch appliances, which integrate wireless and wired access capabilities into the FortiGate network security platform. The Company's cybersecurity platform also includes a range of products, which include its FortiMail e-mail security, FortiSandbox advanced threat protection (ATP), FortiWeb Web application firewall, FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances, as well as its FortiClient endpoint security software, FortiAP secure wireless access points and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity products. The Company offers virtual appliances for the FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiWeb, FortiMail, FortiSandbox, FortiCache and FortiADC product lines that can be used in conjunction with the Company's physical appliances to allow the visibility, management and protection of physical and virtual environments. It also offers cloud-based versions of FortiGate and FortiWeb.
The Company's FortiGate physical and virtual appliances' security and networking functions include firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network (VPN), application control, Web filtering, anti-spam and wide area network (WAN) acceleration. The FortiGate physical appliances include its FortiASICs to accelerate content and network security features implemented within FortiOS. FortiGate platforms can be centrally managed through both embedded Web-based and command line interfaces, as well as through FortiManager, which provides central management architecture for thousands of FortiGate physical and virtual appliances across a range of hypervisor platforms. It has over 30 models in the FortiGate product line. The FortiGate-20 through -100 series models are designed for perimeter protection for small- to medium-sized businesses. The FortiGate-200 through -900 series models are designed for perimeter deployment in medium-sized to large enterprise networks. The FortiGate-1000 through -5000 series models deliver performance and scalable network security functionality for perimeter, data center and deployment in large enterprise and service provider networks. It also integrates additional technologies within FortiGate appliances that differentiate its solutions, including data leakage protection (DLP), traffic optimization, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) inspection, threat vulnerability management and wireless controller technology. In addition to these in-built features, the Company offers a range of wireless access points and controllers.
Fortinet Management and Analysis Products
The Company's FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer physical and virtual products are sold in conjunction with commercial and enterprise deployments. The FortiManager family of products provides a central management solution for its FortiGate products, including software updates, configuration, policy settings and security updates. One FortiManager product is capable of managing thousands of FortiGate units, and also provides central management for FortiClient software. FortiManager facilitates the coordination of policy-based provisioning, device configuration and operating system revision management, as well as network security monitoring and device control. The Company's FortiAnalyzer family of products provides network logging, analyzing, and reporting solutions that aggregate content and log data from its FortiGate devices and other Company's products, as well as third-party devices to allow network logging, analysis and reporting. The Company also offers other physical and virtual appliances and software that protect its end-customers from security threats to other areas in the enterprise, such as messaging, Web-based applications and databases and employees' computers or mobile devices.
FortiGuard Security Subscription Services
The Company's FortiGuard Labs uses automated and manual processes to identify emerging threats, collects threat samples, and replicates, reviews, characterizes and collates attack data. The FortiGuard security subscription services are designed to enable delivery of new threat detection capabilities to end customers as new threats evolve. End customers purchase FortiGuard security subscription services in advance, with terms of one to three years, to obtain access to regular updates for application control, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering and anti-spam functions for its FortiGate products; antivirus, Web filtering and VPN functions for its FortiClient software; antivirus and anti-spam functions for its FortiMail products; vulnerability management for its FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMonitor products; database functions for its FortiDB appliance; Web functions for its FortiWeb appliances, and threat protection for its FortiSandbox on premise and cloud products.
FortiCare Technical Support Services
The Company's FortiCare services include technical support, as well as an extended product warranty. In addition to its support service offering, the Company offers a service that offers technical support and warranty response times and semi-dedicated support. The Company also provides all levels of support to its end customers, as well as second- and third-level support to its partners. It also provides knowledge management tools and customer self-help portals to help augment its support capabilities. It delivers technical support to partners and end customers around the clock, seven days a week through regional technical support centers located around the world.
The Company offers professional services to end customers for implementations where technical resources are required. Its professional services consultants help in the design of deployments of its products and work with end customer engineers, managers and other project team members to implement its products according to design, utilizing network analysis tools, attack simulation software and scripts.
The Company offers training services to its end customers and channel partners through its training department and training partners. It has a training certification program, Network Security Expert, to help an understanding of its products and services.
The Company competes with BlueCoat Systems, Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell Inc., F5 Networks, Inc., FireEye, Inc., Intel, Juniper Networks, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc. and Sophos Group Plc.
899 Kifer Rd
SUNNYVALE CA 94086-5205
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- BRIEF-Fortinet qtrly GAAP earnings per share $0.01
- BRIEF-Fortinet announces acquisition of Accelops
- BRIEF-Fortinet paid about $28 mln in cash in connection with acquisition of Accelops - SEC filing
- Fortinet revenue soars 33.7 pct on higher demand for security software
- Fortinet revenue soars 33.7 pct on higher demand for security software