Masan Group Chooses Fortinet To Secure Entire Wan Infrastructure

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MASAN Group Chooses Fortinet to Secure Entire WAN Infrastructure

HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

FortiGate's Unified Threat Management Approach to Network Security Achieves High ROI for


    Fortinet(R) -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions

today announced that MASAN Group, a large and well-diversified homegrown success story in

Vietnam, has deployed Fortinet's suite of security solutions across its WAN infrastructure

supporting the food manufacturing business. To date, all the security functions that are offered

through Fortinet's network security appliances -- including firewall, antivirus, VPN, IPS, anti-

spam, Web content filtering and traffic shaping -- are being utilized to protect MASAN Group's


    According to Vo Anh Chuong, MASAN Group's network infrastructure manager, "Fortinet's

solution presents a cost-effective, high-performance security solution with the FortiGate's ability

to operate in intra- and inter-zones to achieve redundancy through IPSec VPN across the

company's WAN infrastructure." To further underscore the solution's value proposition, Vu

Thanh Binh, IT director of MASAN Group said, "Fortinet's UTM approach has helped us

increase work productivity by approximately 20 percent with secured gateways. This has

positively impacted the company's bottom-line through the intelligent use of technology and

allows us to track ROI in a transparent manner."

    "We are pleased that Fortinet's network security gateway solution has provided MASAN

Group with a simple, secure and scalable solution. This success reinforces Fortinet's

competency and leadership in the consolidated security space and underscores UTM as sound

security solution for many enterprises worldwide," added Benjamin Teh, sales director for

Fortinet South Asia. "Fortinet is honored to be a vendor of choice for MASAN Group in Vietnam

and we look forward to continuing to scale our security operations with them as we grow

together in this region." 

    Products deployed by MASAN Group include Fortinet's FortiGate(R)-800, FortiGate-60B and

FortiGate-100A network security appliances. In addition, the FortiManager(TM)-400A and

FortiAnalyzer(TM)-800B were deployed to provide management and analysis functions.

    FortiGate systems deliver real-time network protection through the integration of essential

security applications and services -- including firewall, antivirus, VPN, IPS, anti-spam, Web

content filtering and traffic shaping -- that can be deployed individually, or combined as a UTM

solution. All FortiGate systems are kept up-to-date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard

Network, which provides broad updates that help provide protection against the most damaging

threats commonly found in email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, vulnerability exploit

attempts and other unwanted network traffic -- around the clock and around the world.

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    Founded in 1996 with ten employees, Vietnam based MASAN Group has achieved

exponential growth to become one of the largest enterprises in the country with more than

fifteen subsidiaries and 2,000 employees. The Group's business segments are well-diversified

and include food manufacturing and trading as its core businesses, bringing in about USD110M

annual revenue for the company in 2007. Other business areas include investment, minerals

mining, industrial and property management, which contributes another USD40M for the group

annually. MASAN Group's food manufacturing arm is home to almost half of the Group's human

strength and headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, with four large factories across South and

Central regions in the country. The division also has an additional four factories and six

warehouses in the Northern Region. 

    About Fortinet ( )

    Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management,

or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their

security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to

integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention,

VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network

and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions

offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions

with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around

the world and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs

(Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS and Anti-Spam). Fortinet is privately held and

based in Sunnyvale, California. 

    Copyright(C) 2009 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols (R) and (TM) denote

respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its

subsidiaries and affiliates, including, but not limited to, the following trademarks: Fortinet,

FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer,

FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog,

FortiResponse, and FortiDB. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has

not independently verified statements above attributed to other parties, and Fortinet does not

endorse any such statements. 

    Media Contact:

     Georgina Tan

     Fortinet, Inc.(APAC)

     Tel:   +65-6513-3727


SOURCE: Fortinet


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