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TMCNet:  Fortinet's FortiMail Email Security System Earns 3rd Virus Bulletin VBSpam+ Certification in the Past Year for High Spam Catch Rate, Zero False Positives

[June 20, 2014]

Fortinet's FortiMail Email Security System Earns 3rd Virus Bulletin VBSpam+ Certification in the Past Year for High Spam Catch Rate, Zero False Positives

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/14 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- the security innovator -- today announced the company's FortiMail messaging security solution has earned its third VBSpam+ certification, the highest achievable honor in comparative testing, in the last seven tests conducted by leading security magazine Virus Bulletin. Fortinet's FortiMail solution was recognized with the VBSpam+ award based on the software's high spam catch rate and zero false positives. Further, this is FortiMail's 30th consecutive Virus Bulletin Antispam award.

"It is no wonder (FortiMail) developers were confident enough to submit it so early on -- it has proved to be one of the better performing products in each test," said Martijn Grooten, anti-spam test director for Virus Bulletin. "In fact, with no false positives and a high catch rate, Fortinet achieves not just its 30th VBSpam award, but its third VBSpam+ award." Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiMail along with 14 other antispam products from vendors around the world for spam catch rates, false negative and positives and low newsletter blocking rates. The test samples consisted of 143,245 emails, 131,030 of which were spam, all relayed in real time. FortiMail earned a total combined score of 99.87 out of a possible 100 and didn't block a single legitimate email.

"We're pleased to see the results of the Virus Bulletin test validate Fortinet FortiMail as highly effective and highly accurate at stopping spam," said David Finger, product marketing director at Fortinet. "Spam is the initial vehicle for many Advanced Persistent Threats and other stealth malware, which makes strong email security an important component of today's enterprise security solution. As with other security products and testing, the Virus Bulletin results (here as well as in their Reactive and Proactive antimalware testing) demonstrate Fortinet's commitment to exceeding independent, third-party benchmarks." The FortiMail AdvantageThe FortiMail family of messaging security solutions delivers proven, powerful messaging security features for any size enterprise, from medium businesses to carriers, services providers and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding networks, the FortiMail family utilizes Fortinet's years of experience to help protect high-volume service provider networks against spam, malware and other message-borne threats.

What sets FortiMail apart from competing email appliance manufacturers are its robust performance and deployment options as well as its malware detection technology, including the integration with Fortinet's new FortiSandbox appliance, all backed by the FortiGuard global threat research team 24/7/365. To see FortiMail first-hand, visit our new product demo center. http://www.fortinet.com/fortimail_product_demo.html About FortinetFortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable enterprises, service providers 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 www.fortinet.com.

Copyright © 2014 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and � denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiAP, FortiDB, FortiVoice and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties, such as Virus Bulletin, and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a warranty, guarantee, binding specification or other binding commitment by Fortinet, and performance and other specification information herein may be unique to certain environments. Nothing in this press release should be understood to imply that patent inventions or other technology referred to in this press release will be incorporated into Fortinet's products and Fortinet's expressly disclaims any obligation to do that. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties. Changes of circumstances, product release delays, changes in product plans and other risks as stated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, located at www.sec.gov, may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this press release. If the uncertainties materialize prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

FTNT-O Media Contact Rick Popko Fortinet, Inc.

408-486-7853 rpopko@fortinet.com Investor Relations Contact Michelle Spolver Fortinet, Inc.

408-486-7837 mspolver@fortinet.com Source: Fortinet

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