NSS Labs Recommends Fortinet for Superior Endpoint Protection and Performance
RSA booth #4400 North Hall – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced the results of NSS Labs first performance tests conducted on Fortinet’s FortiClient endpoint protection solution. In the tests, FortiClient demonstrated 98.79% block rates while rapidly responding to all threats in under an hour; earning the NSS Labs coveted “Recommended” rating with high scores in all testing categories. These tests further demonstrate the efficacy of Fortinet solutions and the company’s confidence in continually putting its products to the test with independent third parties. Fortinet has received more awards from research and testing labs than any other network security vendor.
“Drive-by exploits are one of the most common and effective cyber-attacks that enterprises face today. Fortinet’s FortiClient endpoint protection solution demonstrated robust protection, blocking 98.79% of all exploits and doing so rapidly, earning a recommendation by NSS Labs for security effectiveness,” said Bill De Lauro, General Manager & Senior Vice President of Operations, Testing and Services at NSS Labs.
Enabling Endpoints To Protect Themselves
Company-issued endpoint devices are often used outside of an organization’s network, making it imperative that these devices can ‘protect themselves’ from hackers who utilize spear-phishing schemes, social engineering, drive-by downloads or methods like simply plugging in an infected USB drive, to find network insertion points. These methods have proven to be a highly effective means of compromising enterprise data stores.
Fortinet’s FortiClient endpoint protection thwarts these malicious strategies with advanced virus, spyware, heuristic and reputation-based detection engines that prevent both new and evolving threats on a device, a web site or a physically connected peripheral like a USB drive. These advanced technologies had a direct impact on the new ‘Recommended’ rating from NSS Labs.
In addition to this powerful threat prevention, Fortinet also recently announced that FortiClient will be included in its Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework, seamlessly integrating with FortiSandbox to quickly detect and mitigate advanced threats specifically engineered to evade established defenses. When integrated with FortiSandbox, FortiClient automatically hands off questionable objects for additional inspection, enabling discovery and protection against new malware and zero-day threats, while automatically quarantining malicious files or even the entire device if necessary.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.
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