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Fortinet Malaysia's data centre intrusion prevention system achieves 99.9 percent in NSS Labs test

AvantiKumar | July 28, 2016
Fortinet's Michelle Ong: The NSS Labs Data Center IPS test is another recommendation for our highly effective security and TCO in the data centre.

Michelle Ong, Country Manager for Malaysia, Fortinet  

Photo - Michelle Ong, Country Manager for Fortinet Malaysia


Networking security specialist Fortinet said the results of NSS Labs' recent Data Center Intrusion Prevention System (DCIPS) report showed that Fortinet's FortiGate 3000D earned the highest ratings for Security Effectiveness, blocking 99.9 percent of exploits, and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) per protected Mbps (Megabit per second).

Michelle Ong, country manager for Fortinet Malaysia, said, "Enterprise data centres are crucial to day-to-day business functions. Attacks against these server farms can have profound impacts on the overall business, which is a risk enterprises cannot afford."

"Data Centre IPS (DCIPS) are an essential security control and validation from third-party testing holds vendors accountable to their product and performance claims," said Ong.

"This is critical to help IT managers and businesses make informed purchasing decisions based on individual business needs and ensuring that the critical data remains secure in any situation," she said.

Ong said that Fortinet 3000D DCIPS was seen to block 100 percent of all evasion techniques, as well as receiving a score of 100 percent for reliability and stability. The FortiGate 3000D demonstrated consistent leadership in security effectiveness, network performance, and value, earning NSS Labs' coveted Recommended rating.

"Third-party testing from NSS Labs helps customers to evaluate product options based on real-world testing and the subsequent results," said Vikram Phatak, chief executive officer of NSS Labs.

 "We have seen Fortinet perform consistently well during our various testing programs and this is another prime example of their ability to deliver industry-leading performance and receive the recommendation based on our latest testing," said Phatak.

To produce Security Value Map (SVM) and comparative reports, NSS Labs will conduct regular strenuous, real-world testing of the top DCIPS vendors that probe competitive solutions for security effectiveness, network performance, and TCO.


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