SK Telecom Chooses Fortinet for LTE Security

Fortigate offering chosen to help protect Korean operator's 24 million customers from malicious attacks

August 16, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) − a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions − today announced that SK Telecom, the leading telecommunications provider in Korea, has chosen Fortinet’s FortiGate®-3950B high-end network security appliance to protect its 24-million subscribers using its 3G and 4G LTE services against increasing malicious attacks.

SK Telecom needed to upgrade its legacy network security infrastructure to cope with the higher throughput and protection demand resulting from the increased traffic generated by its 3G and 4G LTE services as well as its subscribers’ broader use of smartphones and tablets. After conducting a benchmark test on various security appliances from major vendors, SK Telecom has selected Fortinet’s FortiGate-3950B solution for its unmatched performance, flexibility, feature-richness and ease of management.

SK Telecom has purchased FortiGate-3950B appliances for carrier-grade NAT service and for 10G firewall protection of its content server farm. With this implementation, the telco provider will be able to apply up to 10 million concurrent session firewall performance, SSL & IPSEC VPN, NAT/PAT, ALG-SIP, DPI (Deep Packet Inspection), and QoS features over its service at no additional cost. Moreover, SK Telecom will be able to offer greater stability in its services by preventing service delays caused by traffic overload and ensure high availability.

Fortinet Inc.

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