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South Korean bank opts for Fortinet for network security

Zafar Anjum | March 13, 2013
NH Bank (Nonghyup Bank) of South Korea selects FortiGate-3950B NextGeneration Firewall and industry-leading application control and Web filtering.

NH Bank (Nonghyup Bank) of South Korea has selected Fortinet's FortiGate 3950B next-generation firewall (NGFW) as the core security solution to help protect its new network control centre, announced the network security provider today. 

NH Bank is the nationwide banking subsidiary of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF), which is one of the world's largest cooperatives with more than 15 million associate members.

NH Bank moved to bolster its core network security platform in late 2012 and required a high-performance security solution, the security company said in a statement.

According to Fortinet, nine major international and local security vendors, including Fortinet, Check Point and Palo Alto Networks, participated in NH Bank's benchmark tests to demonstrate the system performance, security and management capabilities of their solutions. During the test, Fortinet's FortiGate-3950B outperformed the competition by delivering 20 Gbps of throughput for combined firewall, IPS and application control capabilities.

"Fortinet's high performance during our benchmark testing met our security requirements and led us to select them as our next security vendor," said NH Bank's IT department representative. "Fortinet's results showed us what's possible with today's modern security technologies. We now see the FortiGate-3950B as the foundation to address all our security requirements for many years to come."


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