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FortiOS Passes Stringent Common Criteria Testing Benchmarks Protecting Public Sector Customers


Fortinet continues its allegiance to protect public sector customers from cyber-crimes. Now the company’s Flagship product FortiOS 5.0 has known to achieve the Network devices Protection Profile (NDPP) Common Criteria (CC) certification.

This is the eighth certification that the FortiOS and FortiGate product lines have received, dating back to Fortinet’s first certification for its FortiOS 2.0 in 2005. The latest Common Criteria certification covers a total of 53 unique FortiGate, FortiWiFi and FortiSwitch hardware appliances, providing significant proof points to validate Fortinet products can be relied on to secure government organizations’ most critical network infrastructures, from end-to-end.

Talking on the accreditation, Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Fortinet said, “Organizations today face significant challenges in battling the complicated and ever-changing cyber threat landscape.” “Those challenges can be exacerbated by the confusing breadth of highly-marketed security solutions IT departments have to choose from in order to protect their critical assets. Marketing hype is never enough to prove a solutions worth. Fortinet has always been dedicated to validating the value and efficacy of our solutions through stringent third-party testing. The Common Criteria certification extends our unrivaled certification portfolio, further showcasing our commitment to developing the best solutions on the market for helping organizations protect their most valuable assets.”

The international scope of common criteria, currently adopted by 25 nations, allows users from other countries to purchase it products with the same level of confidence, due to the recognition of the certification across the complying nations.


Niloy Banerjee

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