Fortinet Allies With Japan's Zuken

Zuken NetWave to attack rapidly growing network protection market in Japan with Fortinet's FortiGate product line

November 22, 2002

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TOKYO -- Zuken NetWave Inc., a Yokohama, Japan-based distributor of network security products, announced today its intent to penetrate the Network Protection Gateway market through an alliance with Fortinet, a provider of network protection systems and the only provider of ASIC-powered, network-based antivirus solutions. The market for Network Protection Gateways (NPGs) is expected to grow rapidly fostered by Zuken's broad distribution of Fortinet's FortiGate product line, including the recently launched FortiGate 3000, which is well positioned for high-end enterprise and carrier-class customers. Ken Xie, who also founded Netscreen, founded Fortinet in October 2000, and the company formally launched a complete line of seven FortiGate NPG products this year. Zuken NetWave is especially excited by the opportunity to provide an entirely new type of antivirus solution to the Japanese market, where enterprise customers are looking for ways to prevent harmful virus and worms from entering their networks and causing damage. According to Eric Takaya, President/CEO at Zuken NetWave: "Many Japanese companies have suffered damage from virus and worm attacks, even though they had antivirus software installed on their PCs and servers. With the FortiGate products, we can now stop these attacks at the edge of the network – without compromising performance, and at an extremely affordable price. We see an enormous opportunity for the FortiGate products in our market."Fortinet Inc.

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