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    Arrow Freeware Fortinet Security Suite for Windows 7, Vista, Server

    Hi,

    Fortinet Security Suite now freeware (av, as, fw- Windows 2000- Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003, 2008)



    Typically, free security products include a single feature per release: a free firewall, for example, or free antivirus. But Fortinet, a network security provider, said it will offer a robust set of features inside a security suite it will make available free to consumers.

    This product has been around a while but is now offering an entire suite for free. In older tests the product did very well against malware. It has won several VB100 awards, FWIW.

    System Requirements
    · Pentium processor or equivalent
    · 100 MB hard disk space
    · Compatible Operating System & Minimum RAM
    - Windows 2000: 128 MB
    - Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit: 256 MB
    - Windows Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit: 384 MB
    - Windows Vista: 512 MB
    - Windows 7: 512 MB

    Free Version includes-

    Antivirus/Antispyware engine
    SSL and IPSec VPN clients
    Personal Firewall protection
    Intrusion Prevention
    Web Filtering
    Endpoint Application Detection
    Endpoint Monitoring and Control*
    WAN Optimization*
    Anti-Rootkit Protection
    Pre- and Post-Execution Behavioral Analysis
    (Heuristics and Antispyware engine)
    Real-Time Poisoned Webpage Protection
    FortiGuard update services -
    Antivirus/Antispyware, Web Filter,
    Application Detection, Antispam
    Online Forum (self-help)

    Fortinet, Inc. : FortiClient Endpoint Security

    The paid version adds endpoint management (known as FortiManager), FortiCare support services, antispam and Web content filtering re-rating.

    The suite will compete against many paid products, such as suites provided by Norton, McAfee and others, who have moved beyond anti-malware protection and begun adding utility features such as automatic backup.

    Fortinet said that it has improved its anti-spyware and anti-virus engines to speed up performance three times versus previous versions. Unlike some suites, the Fortinet technology uses separate engines for each. Anti-spyware sweeps can scan a full system in just seconds, according to the company. The free suite supplies definition updates once per day, while the paid version downloads them from Fortinet's servers on an hourly basis.

    A separate version of Fortinet's suite, dubbed FortiMobile, works with Windows Mobile, Symbian and PocketPC phones. Like the paid version of the security suite, it also costs at least $29 per seat; the software includes IPSec VPN, phone security with handset data encrypt/decrypt, personal firewall, antivirus, incoming call filter, SMS antispam, and multi-language support.
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    This one's completely new to me ! Anyone heard or tried it?

    But the comments appear to be +ve on Wilders ...

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    So many featuers in one tool, that too for free! Will give a try soon. Thanks

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    Thank you Ha14,
    did you test this program?
    It seems that in the free version is updated only once a day
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    hi !

    thanks ha14 !

    i just checked their results at VB100, they got 8 (EIGHT) VB100-awards in a row from february 2008 !

    last time they failed was december 2007, a test with W2k, they got a total of 15 VB100-awards.

    latests tests: Virus Bulletin : VB100 results summary

    fortinetīs results:
    Virus Bulletin : VB100 results - Fortinet

    fx. in the latest test on Vista SP2 business, Symantec failed, Fortinet passed...

    so this looks VERY interesting...

    iīm going to try to temporarily disable MSE and see if that works, as i donīt think fortinet will run together with MSE.

    if that canīt be done, iīll install fortinet on my PC#2, which doesnīt have any A/V-software yet, as i just installed W7 on it a few days ago.

    anyway, i will install fortinet later today, and if i can run it on PC#1 then iīm going to run my "usual" firewall tests.

    PC#2 has no internet connection (yet)...
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    I didn't hear about this so far, seems heavy package.
    Includes-
    Antivirus/Antispyware engine
    SSL and IPSec VPN clients
    Personal Firewall protection
    Intrusion Prevention
    Web Filtering
    Endpoint Application Detection
    Endpoint Monitoring and Control*
    WAN Optimization*
    Anti-Rootkit Protection
    Pre- and Post-Execution Behavioral Analysis
    (Heuristics and Antispyware engine)
    Real-Time Poisoned Webpage Protection
    FortiGuard update services -
    Antivirus/Antispyware, Web Filter,
    Application Detection, Antispam
    Online Forum (self-help)
    It may have some performance issues on Low-end PCs.

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    hi !

    i have done some tests on the firewall, i have posted the results in an new thread under "Security".

    http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/wind...ll-tested.html

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    Hi

    Did you visited this page
    Fortinet's FortiClient Earns Seventh Consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% Award | Reuters
    Fortinet, Inc. : Multi-threat Security Systems For Real Time Network Protection, Network Virus Protection, VPN, Intrusion Detection & Prevention
    Fortinet’s FortiClient Software Earns Sixth Virus Bulletin 100% Award FortinetŪ FortiClient™ end-point security software has earned a sixth consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% award for outstanding anti-virus capabilities. In this test, for anti-virus products running on Microsoft Windows XP, FortiClient was one of only five of 36 products to earn the top ranking of 100 percent accuracy in detecting viruses in every category tested.

    I never used this one but sure the paid version must be more powerful, but the free version can can of help when needed.

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    hi !

    ha14: have you not read my first post above ?

    "i just checked their results at VB100, they got 8 (EIGHT) VB100-awards in a row from february 2008 !

    last time they failed was december 2007, a test with W2k, they got a total of 15 VB100-awards."

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    Hi
    Sorry Yes I read your post and The link I posted wrongly here, it was intended to another forum, I was hurry and didnt paid intention. Well This is a nice freeware to have arround and to use it for a periode of time, myself cannot since I have avast pro for another.

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