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Fortinet FortiGate Enterprise Firewalls Approved by Defense Department’s Top Cybersecurity Authority as a Solution for Classified Networks

FortiGate Firewalls Running FortiOS 5.4.2 Meet Stringent Federal Standards; Approved for Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Components List

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 01/02/2017

Philip Quade, chief information security officer, Fortinet

“US Federal customers require the industry’s most advanced commercial technologies to deliver the best security for their networks. Fortinet’s flagship product has been approved by the Defense Department’s top cybersecurity authority as a solution for classified environments, validating that Fortinet delivers the performance and scale government organizations need for a complete security assurance solution."

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its FortiGate Enterprise Firewall has been added to the Commercial Solutions for Classified Programs (CSfC) approved Components List. Being validated against the Common Criteria Protection Profiles demonstrates Fortinet’s commitment to deliver high-performance, scalable security solutions that are designed to protect highly-sensitive government and critical infrastructure data.

  • Fortinet demonstrates commitment to deliver the highest caliber of network security solutions to protect classified government and critical infrastructure data.
  • FortiGate Enterprise Firewalls running FortiOS 5.4.2 are being validated against three NIAP Protection Profiles relevant to the FortiGate under the rigorous U.S. implementation of the Common Criteria: Collaborative Protection Profile for Stateful Traffic Filter Firewalls (FWcPP), Version 1.0; Extended Package - VPN Gateway, Version 2.0; and Extended Package (EP) for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Version 2.1.
  • The CSfC Program has been established to enable commercial products to be used in layered solutions protecting classified Federal government data. This will provide the ability to securely communicate based on commercial standards in a solution that can be fielded in months, not years.
  • Fortinet’s U.S. Federal Agency security solution is ideally suited to protect agencies within the intelligence community and the Department of Defense, as well as civilian agencies. The Fortinet Security Fabric protects classified and unclassified Federal systems used by 12 of 15 cabinet-level agencies and by numerous independent executive agencies. These platforms make use of our USG products that are specially configured for the Federal market. They comply with Federal certification requirements including the National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPS 140-2 certification, National Information Assurance Partnership Common Criteria certification, and the Department of Defense Unified Capabilities certification.

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