Fortinet awarded three patents

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CHENNAI: Security solutions provider Fortinet today announced that it has recently been awarded three new patents for networking inventions by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


The patents strengthen the company’s IP and patent portfolio and provide the company with ownership of key innovations that ideally address the telecommunications carrier and service provider markets, Fortinet said.

The firm has been granted US patent number 7,096,383 for a system that enables virtual router fail-over in a network routing system; US patent number 7,111,072 for a system for packet routing; and US patent number 7,116,665 for methods and systems for supporting multiple customers via a distributed provider edge device.

These inventions pertain to how Internet-based services and carriers can implement security, or how managed service providers (MSPs) can deploy these services from a central device at a provider’s network instead of at a customer site.


In addition to these three new patents, Fortinet has more than 60 patents pending with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

“Carrier-based, or ‘cloud-based,’ delivery of virtualized security and other services has become the preferred method for most telcos and service providers because it allows them to efficiency scale their security service deployments and to do so more cost effectively,” said Ken Xie, Fortinet founder, president and CEO. “These new patents both strengthen Fortinet’s intellectual property portfolio and enable us to build upon our impressive success in the high-end market through the delivery of enhanced technology and services.”

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