Fortinet Branches Out, Launches Client Solution

Solution marks a new strategic direction for Fortinet.

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Fortinet Inc. this week introduced a new VPN client software that will provide users with a complete suite of new features, including an IPSec VPN client, personal firewall, antivirus protection, intrusion detection and Windows registry alerts. The new software, titled FortiClient Host Security Software, marks a new strategic direction for Fortinet--a direction that now focuses on integrated security instead of security outside the DMZ (the gray area between the firewall and the LAN), said Rick Kagan, director of marketing at the company.

"This is the first time weve announced a product at the same time as a product strategy," he said. "Its the beginning of an extensive product set that will address security from an integrated, enterprise-wide approach."

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