Fortinet and equinux Announce Compatibility of FortiGate Systems and VPN Tracker for Mac OS X
Enables Remote Macintosh Users to Securely Connect to Corporate Networks Protected by Fortinet
Sunnyvale, California − April 25, 2005:
Fortinet - the confirmed market leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, , network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection, and equinux, a renowned provider of software specifically designed for Mac OS X platform - today announced the compatibility of FortiGate™ Antivirus Firewalls and equinux VPN Tracker. Branch offices and remote users running the Mac operating system will now be able to connect to corporate networks protected by FortiGate systems over a secure virtual private network (VPN) connection. For VPN deployments in Microsoft Windows environments, Fortinet delivers its own FortiClient™ Host Security software.
Distributed networks are commonplace nowadays, as businesses benefit from the increased productivity the connectivity between branch offices and remote users brings. However, the downside of this is the risk to the security of corporate information it entails, be it email or confidential files. A secure VPN connection is a necessity today to any company running a distributed network, particularly as cyber-criminals are constantly creating increasingly sophisticated methods to gain access to corporate information.
"VPN Tracker is the market leading VPN Client for the Mac OS X platform and we are continuously enhancing its compatibility with leading VPN gateways, said Ortwin Gentz, CTO, equinux. "We are very happy to welcome Fortinet to our group of certified vendors. It's great to put Mac users in the position to profit from Fortinet's superior security technology."
Fortinet's award winning ASIC-accelerated FortiGate systems deliver real-time complete content protection through the integration of a broad range of security functions - including antivirus, firewall, virtual private networking (VPN), intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering, traffic shaping, and anti-spam. All of Fortinet's FortiGate systems are ICSA-certified, easy to manage and provide cost-effective network-level and content-level protection at the network edge.
"Viruses and other attacks on the Macintosh operating system are on the rise, eradicating the once-thought notion that Mac users are immune to hackers, spammers and phishers," said Adam Stein, Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Fortinet. "Fortinet is pleased to announce this collaboration with equinux and to be able to extend the benefits of our high-performance unified threat management systems to Mac users who work remotely or in branch offices around the world."
About equinux (www.equinux.com) equinux is a market leader in software solutions for the Mac OS X platform. VPN Tracker, the company's flagship product, has received numerous awards from press and users and is compatible with more than 250 commercial VPN devices. The company's expanding product portfolio includes both professional (VPN Tracker Server, APC Tracker, MacDial) and consumer software (iSale, TamTam, iTranslate). equinux is a privately held company with subsidiaries in Boston (USA) and Munich (Germany). More information at www.equinux.com and www.equinux.de
About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com) Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management market. The company's award-winning FortiGate™ series of ASIC-accelerated antivirus firewalls, winner of the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award from Network Computing Magazine and the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall Product of the Year, are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time - without degrading network performance. FortiGate systems are the only security products that are quadruple-certified by the ICSA (antivirus, firewall, IPSec, NIDS), and deliver a full range of network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies, Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.