KDDI Picks Fortinet Firewall

Japan's #2 telco selects Fortinet's FortiGate Antivirus Firewall platform for its managed security services

February 25, 2003

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Fortinet -- the only provider of ASIC-powered, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection -- today announced that KDDI Corp. (TSE:J.KDD or 9433), Japan's second largest telecommunications carrier, has selected Fortinet's FortiGate(TM) Antivirus Firewall platform for its managed security services. KDDI selected the FortiGate platform for extensive deployment throughout Japan based on competitive performance of DSL connections requiring an antivirus gateway with comparable wireline performance. With an installed base of millions of DSL lines among Japanese enterprise, KDDI will focus on delivering pervasive security not only for high-speed Internet access but also burgeoning real-time applications such as Web services and wireless LANs. KDDI is adopting the FortiGate, ASIC-based antivirus firewall products to integrate into its Network Security Solution offering called the KDDI Antivirus Gateway Service. With the growing need for blended threat protection, and the growing use of extranets and corporate portals that require interconnections with untrusted external and third-party networks, KDDI identified Fortinet as one of the ideal partners to provide a high performance, low total cost of ownership security solution. "Given that KDDI customers connect to the Internet with our DSL service, Fortinet's always-on antivirus definition signature updates relieve a significant administrative load off the end-user, making Fortinet the most economic, effective threat prevention available," said Masafumi Yoshimitsu, General Manager for Solutions Product Development Department, Solutions Business Division of KDDI. KDDI Corp. Fortinet Inc.

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