ManageEngine Enhances DeviceExpert with Improved Fortinet Management Support

ManageEngine DeviceExpert Certified to Manage Network Configurations and Compliance for Fortinet's FortiGate Devices

Austin, TX -- Sept 09, 2008 - AdventNet, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise IT management and security software, today announced that its latest version of ManageEngine DeviceExpert is validated to support change and configuration management for the Fortinet® FortiGate® multi-threat security appliance. This announcement comes in the wake of AdventNet joining Fortinet's Global Alliance Partner Program as a technology partner. This partnership effectively certifies ManageEngine DeviceExpert's interoperability with FortiGate appliances, to offer an effective network configuration and compliance management solution.

ManageEngine DeviceExpert is a web-based, multi-vendor network configuration, change and compliance management (NCCCM) solution for network devices like switches, routers, firewalls and others. A trusted solution used by thousands of network administrators around the world, DeviceExpert helps take total control of the entire life cycle of device configuration management.

DeviceExpert improved its support for managing Fortinet devices after successfully passing Fortinet’s FortiVerified process, a rigorous testing process designed to certify interoperability and guarantee proper integration with the FortiGate security appliance.

“We welcome AdventNet as a Fortinet technology partner and are pleased to have certified interoperability between DeviceExpert and FortiGate appliances,” said Michael Rivers, vice president of corporate business development, Fortinet.

"With the growing popularity and usage of firewall devices from Fortinet worldwide, we received numerous customer requests to offer support in DeviceExpert," said Subramanian Thayumanasamy, Product Manager, ManageEngine DeviceExpert. "Our partnership with Fortinet has paved a way to complement each other's products, and has also validated the support we have with a certification, thus making DeviceExpert a true multi-vendor software," he added.

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ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit

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