Perimeter Internetworking Named Fortinet Partner of the Year

Milford, CT - Perimeter Internetworking, the leading provider of multi-threat managed services for community financial institutions and other businesses with high data availability and security requirements, announced it has been awarded Fortinet's 2005 Eastern Region Partner of the Year Award. Fortinet, the pioneer and market leader of Unified Threat Management and the only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based multi-threat security systems for real-time network protection, awarded Perimeter Internetworking this honor at its annual U.S. partner conference, recently held in Lake Tahoe, NV.

"I am pleased to present Perimeter Internetworking with Fortinet's 2005 Eastern Region Partner of the Year award," said Chris Andrews, Fortinet's vice president of sales, Americas. "One of our original and most valued MSSP partners, Perimeter Internetworking has substantially grown its business with Fortinet and a great example of how MSSPs can effectively and cost-efficiently leverage the multi-threat security functionality of our FortiGate integrated security appliances to provision and deliver an array of different security services -- including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, content filtering, antispam and more."

The goal of Fortinet's Partner Program - known as the "FortiPartner Program" (FPP) is to build a global network of high-quality distributors and resellers committed to the same objectives as Fortinet - providing world-class products, service and support to our customers. Fortinet's leading products and innovative partner programs provide an extraordinary opportunity for high-quality channel partners worldwide.

"Our clients have come to expect us to play an ever increasing role in their security strategies," said Richard Dobrow, COO of Perimeter Internetworking "Fortinet's FortiGate unified threat management (UTM) systems allow us to deliver a number of services through a single appliance. Fortinet's solution combined with more than 50 managed services offered through Perimeter's Security-in-the-Cloud delivery model creates an environment in which we can offer protection for almost every security challenge our customers are facing. Being identified as a comprehensive security solutions provider has helped strongly position us in this market."