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  • 29 July 2010 15:25

Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Awards Fortinet Network Security Vendor of the Year

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has received the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Network Security Vendor of the Year.

Voted by a distinguished panel of judges comprising C-level executives from key industry verticals and Frost & Sullivan analysts, Fortinet was evaluated against the top leading network security vendors on the market and has been selected for its exemplary growth and performance in 2009 in Asia Pacific.

“Fortinet has made tremendous strides in the network security market, an achievement undoubtedly driven by its foresight in leveraging on the rapidly emerging trend of security technology convergence,” said Edison Yu, industry manager for Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Practice. “Despite a weakened business environment, Fortinet was able to significantly expand its business in 2009. Its technology innovation resonates strongly with enterprises re-architecting their data protection and applications security solution. Fortinet’s recruitment of well-established Tier-1 channel partners also strengthens its drive into the large enterprise segment. At last, their vertical based approach, coupled with a strong technology strategy, cements Fortinet’s position as a major network security player in Asia Pacific.”

Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT awards result from a detailed examination and rigorous analysis of the region’s information and communications technology and telecommunications industry. Associated to some of the biggest names in ICT, the Frost & Sullivan ICT awards seek to recognise companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence - rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance across Asia Pacific. The awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.

As part of the Enterprise Vendor Category, the Network Security Vendor of the Year award is delivered on the following key criteria: market leadership and market share growth; revenue growth; product innovation and technology strategy; go-to-market strategy and key business achievements. The category definition includes the following security functions: firewall/IPSec VPN; SSL VPN and IDS/IPS.

“We are honored to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan, a strong thought leadership influencer in the market, as it validates our value proposition for the enterprise in providing the next generation of network security solutions in replacement of legacy firewall/IPS products. It also acknowledges our strong commitment in the Asia Pacific region,” said Patrice Perche, vice president of International Sales and Support at Fortinet. “Since the inception of the company, our vision has been to develop a high-performance, integrated network security technology platform that would help our customers – including enterprises, service providers and telco carriers – benefit from the best levels of protection, flexibility and scalability. I consider this award as an excellent positioning platform to accelerate business growth in Asia Pacific.”

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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com) Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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