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Fortinet Delivers Flexible Advanced Threat Protection and Security Integration With New Virtual FortiSandbox

October 27
11:32 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA — Fortinet® a global leader in high-performance network security, today announced that its FortiSandbox, which had a 99 percent breach detection rate in NSS Labs testing, is now available as a virtual appliance. This flexible form factor will enable customers to easily deploy Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandboxes within their infrastructure, in dynamic data centers, and across geographically disperse locations. The latest FortiSandbox-VM release also features a new API for tighter integration with Fortinet’s other security solutions. The first such product to leverage that API is FortiMail, with its new software v5.2, for better defense against email vector attacks. This intelligent Advanced Threat Protection solution, supported by research from FortiGuard Labs, is expected to further accelerate the rapid adoption of Fortinet’s sandboxing beyond the more than 3,000 customers already using the solution to help defend their critical data from today’s highly sophisticated attacks.

“Without a doubt, a groundswell of sophisticated advanced persistent threats and serial high-profile data breaches have made enterprises more security conscious than ever,” said Tamir Hardof, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet. “Customers want solutions that are both highly effective and easy to deploy, and FortiSandbox offers them — effective breach detection that leverages the expertise and innovation from FortiGuard Labs, and the flexibility of physical, cloud, and now virtual form factors.”

Virtual FortiSandbox: Expanding Advanced Threat Protection
The new FortiSandbox-VM offering aims to expand advanced threat capabilities to a growing base of enterprise users by increasing flexibility and availability, enabling them to deploy scalable sandbox technology both easily and affordably. Fortinet already offers sandboxing in both cloud and physical appliance form factors.

In addition, FortiSandbox features tighter integrations with an array of established Fortinet security products, including FortiMail, which is now able to hold messages for sandbox inspection and then subsequently act on the results. This enhancement complements numerous existing integrations between FortiSandbox, FortiGate and other Fortinet products.

“The FortiSandbox has been a critical component of our customers’ security strategies for defending against advanced persistent threats and other malicious activity,” said Doug Marlin, partner, sales and marketing for ITG and Fortinet partner. “FortiSandbox in a virtual form factor gives our customers and prospects one more important option when adding Advanced Threat Protection technologies to their network security infrastructure, and allows ITG to deepen its reach and bond into organizations seeking easy-to-manage, cost-effective solutions.”

FortiGuard Labs: Powering Advanced Threat Protection
In light of an increasingly complex and diverse threat landscape, customers are rapidly incorporating Advanced Threat Protection technologies into their network security infrastructure. This trend is underscored by accelerating adoption of Fortinet’s sandboxing solutions, which has now surpassed the 3,000 customer mark globally.

FortiGuard Labs delivers and powers key Advanced Threat Protection framework components, including adaptive defense tools like FortiSandbox that protect against multi-vector zero-day attacks. Fortinet’s security research division constantly monitors the evolving threat landscape, specializing in a wide range of research areas that include covert surveillance of malware and botnets, reverse engineering of malware, signature generation, and zero-day attack analysis.

Threat Intelligence powered by FortiGuard Labs was instrumental in FortiSandbox earning a “Recommended” rating by independent testing firm NSS Labs in the 2014 Breach Detection Systems comparative analysis. During this test, FortiSandbox had an overall breach detection rate of 99 percent.

The FortiSandbox Advantage
Featuring a unique dual-level sandbox, inspection of all protocols and functions in one appliance, as well as optional FortiGate and FortiMail integration, FortiSandbox delivers highly effective protection against highly targeted attacks and other threats in a solution that also touts affordability and ease of use. Rich threat intelligence, actionable insight and the ability to share information with FortiGuard Labs combine to help enterprises reduce the risk of compromise and breach.

The New FortiMail
The latest release of FortiMail delivers significantly advanced email security, not only with the deeper FortiSandbox integration but also a new behavioral detection engine, newsletter category and more.

The virtual, cloud and on-premise versions of FortiSandbox, as well as the latest update to FortiMail, are currently available. For more information about FortiSandbox, please visit:

About Fortinet
Fortinet helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at

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