Fortinet, a provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company four additional patents for network virtualization and security related inventions. These new patents strengthen Fortinet’s intellectual property portfolio, bringing Fortinet’s total awarded patents to 17.
Charles Cote, Fortinet Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand commented on ARN:
“Security consolidation and virtualisation are key business trends for enterprise networks. Fortinet is the clear technology pioneer in the unified threat management space, with a long track record of innovation. Our security consolidation solutions based on these new virtualisation patents will help our customers build more efficient and easier to manage security systems.”
The four new patents reflect Fortinet’s focus, on innovative methods for processing network data while applying various security-related filtration processes within a consolidated and accelerated platform. Three of the newly awarded patents are directed to the routing and processing of data in virtualized environments.
“These patents support Fortinet’s innovation and vision for an integrated, multi-threat and virtualised approach to network security – groundswell areas for the networking and security industries,” said Michael Xie, CTO and co-founder of Fortinet. “As we continue our strong research and development efforts, our growing patent portfolio provides momentum for accelerating the course of innovation we are undertaking.”