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Fortinet(R) Invests in and Partners With HyTrust

SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 08/27/13 — ® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a , today announced it has invested in and partnered with HyTrust, the Company based in Mountain View, California.

HyTrust-s products and services deliver the real-time control, security, administrative account monitoring, and logging and compliance assurances that are necessary to enable the benefits of cloud adoption and virtualization of critical workloads.

Eric Chiu, president and founder of HyTrust, said: “High profile security breaches and data leaks, such as those highly publicized recently, have resulted in greater awareness of the new risk landscape. Virtualized cloud environments introduce different security threats; what-s worse is that they consolidate risk in unprecedented ways, such that a single incident can easily turn into a datacenter disaster. This is the new reality that HyTrust has been talking about for some time; and the good news is that organizations are becoming more strategic about implementing controls that limit and monitor access to their systems and sensitive data, thereby mitigating advanced internal and external threats and risk. HyTrust solves issues like these, ensuring the proper controls are in place.” Chiu continued: “Fortinet is a security innovation leader, and we look forward to working with the company to deliver the best possible security for enterprise and government customers.”

Fortinet-s investment and partnership demonstrate Fortinet-s commitment to cloud security automation and Role-Based Monitoring (RBM).

“HyTrust is a strategic investment for Fortinet as it addresses two major federal government initiatives: consolidation and data breach prevention,” said Steve Kirk, VP Federal Operations at Fortinet. “Consolidation mandates are resulting in data centers rapidly being virtualized and moved to the cloud. Data leaks are also a major concern. HyTrust provides critical security, control, management and compliance capabilities to address these issues.”

and virtual domains enable the deployment of consolidated network security to protect virtual infrastructure and increase visibility and control over communications within virtualized environments.

Fortinet virtual appliances can be scaled quickly to meet demand and protect intra-virtual machine communications by implementing critical security controls within a virtual infrastructure, running on VMware, Citrix and open source Xen. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, users can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and can be managed from a common centralized management platform. Additional virtual appliances that have hardware appliance counterparts include , , , , , , and .

Fortinet virtual and physical appliances also enable network segmentation into multi-tenant environments. This enables the creation of virtual domains and virtual administrative domains in order to segregate a network into separate domains for subscribers or business units. FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiMail, and FortiWeb appliances and virtual appliances support virtual domains and virtual administrative domains.

FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer deliver centralized management, visibility and analysis of networks and current threat profiles. Together, they provide the integrated visibility and control needed to secure physical and virtualized infrastructures. In addition, real-time automatic updates from ® services keep organizations protected from the latest threats.

Fortinet invested in HyTrust-s Series C Preferred Stock round of financing. Additional companies contributing to this investing in HyTrust-s Series C announcement round of financing include Granite Ventures, Cisco Systems, Trident Capital, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, VMware and In-Q-Tel. The specific details of the investment and partnership were not disclosed.

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet-s flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet-s broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise — from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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Rick Popko
Fortinet, Inc.

Michelle Spolver
Fortinet, Inc.

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