Fortinet Receives Best Positioning of All Vendors in Latest NSS Labs Next-Gen Intrusion Prevention System Real-World Testing


Fortinet has announced its Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) earned the highest position of any vendor in the latest NSS Labs performance testing. Fortinet’s NGIPS, which demonstrated 99.2% block rates, earned the coveted NSS “Recommended” rating with high scores in all testing categories, and came in as the solution with the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Megabit Per Second (Mbps) protected. This test further demonstrates the security functionality, performance and value of Fortinet solutions, as well as the company’s confidence in continually putting its products to the test with independent, third parties. Fortinet has received more certifications from research and testing labs than any other network security vendor.

Fortinet’s FortiGate 1500D NGIPS solution finished in the upper right-hand corner of the NSS Labs Security Value Map, offering the best performance-to-value mix in the industry:

  • Fortinet 1500D NGIPS blocked 99.2% of the exploits that NSS Labs utilized in the industry’s most comprehensive exploit test.
  • The solution received 100% pass ratings against all evasion strategies employed in the testing, and finished with an overall block rate of 99.2% against real-time, drive-by exploits, whether initiated by the attacker or the target.
  • FortiGate 1500D had the lowest Total Cost of Ownership at $5 per protected-Mbps, demonstrating the best value against all competitive solutions by a wide margin.


Above: (NSS Labs Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Security Value Map, April 20, 2014)

When Current-Gen Intrusion Prevention Isn’t Enough

The proliferation of trends like bring your own device (BYOD), the remote workforce, cloud applications and social media have increased the challenges organizations face in preventing network breaches. Combined with the prevalence of cyber criminals targeting the plethora of new entry points into corporate networks, it is more critical now than ever before that organizations deploy the very best intrusion prevention solutions to protect themselves and their customers from attacks.

Fortinet designed its robust NGIPS engine from the ground up to detect and prevent threats before they reach an organization’s vulnerable network devices. The solution combines application controls that take action based on contextual information analyzed from applications, users and devices on the network, providing advanced, multifunction threat detection capabilities with deep inspection. The integrated IPS engine and application control sensors provide a level of flexibility unmatched by competitive solutions and able to fine-tune protection to match the type of traffic. These features and more are administered through FortiManager, which provides an intuitive and powerful console for rapidly provisioning, controlling and scaling Fortinet’s NGIPS from a single-site to even the largest distributed enterprises.

Fortinet’s NGIPS leverages Fortinet’s purpose-built FortiASIC-powered hardware acceleration and innovative Optimum Path Processing architecture to deliver performance five times faster than competitive solutions. These innovative technologies, backed by FortiGuard Labs’ real-time threat intelligence, deliver the best and most flexible next-generation security, control and performance, now validated by the new NSS rating for unrivaled security effectiveness, performance and customer value.

Adding More Awards to the Fortinet Trophy Case

In addition to the new NSS Labs rating for Fortinet NGIPS, NSS will be presenting Fortinet with three additional ‘Recommended’ product awards in the Next Generation Firewall category with the FortiGate 1500D, Web Application Firewall and Breach Detection reports. These ratings clearly demonstrate Fortinet’s security innovation leadership and the company’s commitment to providing the highest levels of protection to its more than 200,000 customers globally.

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