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Fortinet retains leadership in UTM security market

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Fortinet has retained its worldwide leadership of the Unified Threat

Management (UTM) security appliance market for the second consecutive year,

according to an IDC report.

Fortinet said in a statement that new statistics in the IDC report,

"Worldwide Threat Management Security App-liances 2005-2009 Forecast and

2004 Vendor Shares: Security Appliances Remain a Well Oiled Machine," show

that it held 18.1 percent of the UTM market in 2004.

Fortinet delivers security applications (firewall, antivi-rus, intrusion

prevention syst-ems (IPS), VPN, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping)

that are deployed separately on its FortiGate systems, or collectively to

comprise a unified multi-threat mana-gement system.

According to the IDC report, the UTM segment of the Threat Management

Appliance category continued to be the fastest-growing segment of the security

appliance market in 2004. Strong global custo-mer demand for UTM systems, which

integrate multiple security applications into one device, generated more than

$330 million in revenues and led to a 200 percent growth rate compared to 2003.

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