Fortinet Bolsters Patent Portfolio with New Inventions Approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3, 2014 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance enterprise network security, today announced the addition of new patents to its strong and growing patent portfolio.

Since January, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Fortinet ten new patents based on Fortinet inventions in areas that include virtualization, incident response and remediation, and deep content security. To date, Fortinet holds more than 150 patents, has 120 pending patent applications and is on track to file more than 70 new applications this year.

“Fortinet is an undeniable leader in enterprise network security innovation and threat research,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and president of Fortinet. “Our security product focus and investment in research and development are unparalleled in our industry and have led to meaningful advancements in information technology security to protect enterprises, service providers and other large organizations.”

“Security threats are dynamic, and to combat these threats, the Fortinet team continues to relentlessly invent new products and technology with the best security functionality and speed offered in the market,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO. “And our innovation extends beyond our core network security focus into a number of cutting-edge technology areas, such as software defined security and networking, incident response and remediation, secure wireless and wireless analytics, and cloud-based security and networking services. We believe our research and development and innovation focus enables the most effective solutions to help protect our customers from sophisticated and dynamic cyber threats, and we believe this focus is the right long-term strategy for our company.”

The newly issued patents include:

  • 8,693,348 - Systems and methods for content type classification
  • 8,671,450 - Content filtering of remote file-system access protocols
  • 8,660,007 - Performing rate limiting within a network
  • 8,656,479 - Policy-based content filtering
  • 8,650,390 - Tunnel interface for securing traffic over a network
  • 8,646,083 - Virus co-processor instructions and methods for using such
  • 8,644,311 - Hardware-accelerated packet multicasting in a virtual routing system
  • 8,639,752 - Systems and methods for content type classification
  • 8,635,702 - Determining technology-appropriate remediation for vulnerability
  • 8,635,336 - Systems and methods for categorizing network traffic content

Fortinet is a network security market and technology leader, with a solid track record for continuous innovation and protecting its intellectual property, and, included among the over 70 new U.S. patent applications that Fortinet has filed since the beginning of 2013, are patents embodying inventions related to advanced persistent threat mitigation and sandboxing, cloud-based security services, security defenses based on client reputation monitoring, and other next-generation security technologies.

Enterprise customers can already benefit from the inventions underlying many of these new patents in the latest version Fortinet’s operating system, FortiOS.

In addition to its robust patent portfolio, Fortinet products lead the industry in third party certifications. Fortinet products have achieved a long list of well-respected, third-party certifications that include Common Criteria, FIPS 140-2, NSS Labs, ICSA Labs, IPv6, and ISO 9001:2008.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (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.

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