The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2003-06-03T17:41:00Z Dovetail Appointed Australian Distributor for Fortinets FortiGate Antivirus Firewall Products 2003-06-03T17:41:00Z dovetail-appointed-australian-distributor-for-fortinets-fortigate-antivirus-firewall-products Dovetail Distribution, a leading distributor of network technology in Australia, today announced a distribution agreement with Fortinet the only provider of ASIC-powered, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection . Dovetail Distribution is well recognized as one of Australia's leading security technology distributors and has extremely valuable security expertise, especially in the corporate/enterprise and government markets. Dovetail will distribute and support the full range of Fortinets award-winning FortiGate Antivirus Firewall series of content security products. The FortiGate Antivirus Firewall systems triple-certified for antivirus, firewall and VPN by the ICSA combine hardware and software in integrated platforms that deliver a full complement of network and application-level security services, including antivirus, content filtering, intrusion detection, firewall, VPN and traffic shaping. This agreement with Fortinet represents the ongoing commitment of Dovetail to delivering best-in-class security solutions to value-added resellers throughout Australia, said Rob Harkness/General Manager of Dovetail Distribution. Dovetails expertise with some of the largest organizations in Australasia will help Fortinet to accelerate its penetration in the enterprise space by leveraging our well-developed reseller base. Dovetails expertise in the network security and VPN markets, enables its reseller partners to tailor custom solutions that meet the most demanding security requirements. " Our relationship with Dovetail further strengthens Fortinets position as the market leader for real-time content security across the Asia-Pacific region, said Matt Young, Fortinets vice president of sales for Asia-Pacific. With over 250 resellers throughout Australia, Dovetail will be able to immediately bring the benefits of FortiGate antivirus firewall products to Fortune 5000 companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and government organizations." The ASIC-based content processing engine in all FortiGate units enables real-time analysis of content at the application level, and supports perimeter deployment of application-level content security services including antivirus and content filtering without degrading network performance. The FortiGate systems are kept up to date with the latest antivirus attack and intrusion protection signature databases by Fortinets FortiResponse Distribution Network, which provides around the clock, automatic, instantaneous updates to registered FortiGate units worldwide. About Dovetail Distribution () Established in 1996 Dovetail Distribution is a Value Added Distributor who supplies leading edge products and solutions to System integrators, VARs ISPs and Carriers throughout Australasia. Dovetail Distribuition are specialists in Network Security/Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Remote. About Fortinet () Fortinet's award-winning FortiGate series of ASIC-accelerated antivirus firewalls are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time without degrading network performance. The FortiGate systems deliver a full range of network-level services firewall, VPN, intrusion detection and traffic shaping as well as application-level services such as antivirus and content filtering, in dedicated, easily managed platforms. Fortinet is privately held and based in Santa Clara, California.