CLINTON — A multi-threat lab to discuss Internet security will be conducted on Thursday at the new Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce office on the ground floor of the Armstrong building. The session will focus on business solutions, but is open to anyone concerned about effective information security.

Connor Anderson, technology specialist with Clifton Gunderson Technology Solutions, said the multi-threat lab will be an excellent opportunity for area business people to learn about unified threat management, or the bundling of information-security functions. Anderson said collapsing software applications such as antivirus software, firewalls, or Web filters into one interface can provide simplified administration, offers better threat reporting, reduces the amount of administrative time spent monitoring security and improves cost effectiveness.

“It’s just a better solution,” Anderson said.

Clifton Gunderson has partnered with Fortinet to host the multi-threat lab. Fortinet, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a leading provider of multi-threat security systems that enable secure business communications and protects the networks of more than 20,000 customers worldwide.

According to the Fortinet Web site, its systems can “detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time — without degrading network performance.”

The company offers a wide range of security technology including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antispam, antispyware and traffic shaping, all of which can be deployed individually or combined for a comprehensive unified threat management solution.

The interactive, hands-on presentation will explain the concept of unified threat management and representatives of Fortinet will give a demonstration on the latest security solutions.

There is no limit on the number of participants for the multi-threat lab. The session is free and lunch will be provided. Those interested in attending the luncheon should reserve a spot by Monday. To register, call Anderson at 242-3440, ext. 1219. Participants also may register at the door beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The multi-threat seminar will be Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the new chamber office, 721 S. Second St.

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