Orascom deploys Fortinet email solution

Fortimail scores highest among short listed solutions

July 13, 2009

Fortimail scores highest among short listed solutions

Fortinet, a global network security and unified threat management (UTM) solution provider, has announced that Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. (OTH) has deployed Fortinet’s FortiMail multi-layered email security platform.

After a comparative evaluation of the main email security solutions available on the market, OTH opted for Fortinet’s FortiMail platform for the following reasons: it scored the highest accuracy rate (99.8%); it offered high availability (HA) configuration and shared quarantine for maximum up-time; and it could operate in a transparent mode, limiting the impact on OTH’s other network security settings.

“Ninety percent of the 1.5 million daily emails received in our headquarters is spam. It was therefore critical for us to implement an enterprise-class security solution to maintain efficient business communications,” said Mina Samir, IT security manager at OTH. “Since we moved to FortiMail, our management and employees have appreciated the huge decrease in the quantity of spam e-mails they receive. From an IT perspective, FortiMail is definitely an enterprise-class email security solution, which provides us with a superior level of protection, reliability, management and reporting.”

OTH deployed a cluster of FortiMail-2000A email security systems to filter the entire inbound email traffic going through OTH’s corporate servers with minimal downtime.

“Spam has an increasingly negative effect on business by impacting corporate resources and reducing employee productivity,” said Patrice Perche, Fortinet’s EMEA Vice President. “In a highly competitive environment such as the telco market, communication efficiency is key. We’re very pleased to see that, thanks to the high performance, reliability and flexibility of our FortiMail platform, OTH employees are now virtually spam-free and can concentrate on business again.”

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