SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Fortinet…

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Fortinet — the pioneer and market leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) and only provider of ASIC- accelerated, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network
protection — today announced that it is seeking review of the initial
determination issued by the International Trade Commission (ITC) judge against
Fortinet regarding a patent infringement complaint by Trend Micro. Fortinet
will vigorously defend its intellectual property while it continues to operate
its global business as usual with no impact to partners and customers.

“Fortinet believes that it has been developing products with its own
proprietary technology,” said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet.
“Fortinet has and will continue to operate with the belief that all companies
should respect the intellectual property rights of others.”

About Fortinet (
Fortinet is the pioneer and leader of the Unified Threat Management
market. The company’s award-winning FortiGate(TM) series of ASIC-accelerated
antivirus firewalls, winner of the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award
from Network Computing and the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall
Product of the Year, are the new generation of real-time network protection
systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats
from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate
Web content and more in real time — without degrading network performance.
FortiGate systems are the only security products that are quadruple-certified
by the ICSA (antivirus, firewall, IPSec, NIDS), and deliver a full range of
network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed
platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies, Fortinet is
privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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