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  • 24 January 2017 09:31

Fortinet Honors 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners

Fortinet®– the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the winners of its 2016 partner of the year awards. Fortinet's 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognise outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company's distributors and resellers around the world. Among this years’ prestigious global winners was Australian organisiation, Telstra-Business Technology Services.

Fortinet Honors 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners

Top Network Security Partners and Distributors Celebrate Joint Success at Fortinet Accelerate 2017 Global Partner Conference

SYDNEY, Aust. – January 23, 2017 –

News Summary Fortinet®– the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the winners of its 2016 partner of the year awards. Fortinet's 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognise outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company's distributors and resellers around the world. Among this years’ prestigious global winners was Australian organisiation, Telstra-Business Technology Services.

Ben Field, Country Manager, Australia at Fortinet: “It’s fantastic to see a partner from Australia be recognised in this prestigious global award, and I’d like to congratulate them on their achievements throughout 2016. Telstra-Business Technology Services and our partner community more broadly form a crucial part of the Fortinet business locally. We rely on our partners to work with us to help Australian businesses defend against increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals.”

Michael Burt, General Manager - Business Technology Services at Telstra Global Enterprise Services: “We’re thrilled Telstra-Business Technology Services was named a Fortinet Partner of Year for 2016. Fortinet is unique in its offering of a powerful end-to-end security fabric to provide defense across the entire network. Given our core competency is the design, implementation and management of network security and cloud protection solutions, our relationship with Fortinet and their breadth of solutions is critical for our business.”

Fortinet 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners: FortiHero - Global Partner of the Year Santa Monica Networks Oy, Finland Partner of the Year US / Canada LATAM EMEA APAC Japan CDW, US / INSA, Canada GTLink Orange Cyberdefence, France Syscom Computer Engineering, Taiwan Otsuka Corporation Distribution Partner of the Year US / Canada LATAM EMEA APAC Japan Ingram Micro Westcon Groups Exclusive Network Group Innovix Distribution Limited Hong Kong SCSK Corporation Enhanced Technology Partner of the Year US / Canada LATAM EMEA APAC Japan SHI Gamma Ingenieros SAS Innovative Solutions (KSA), Saudi Arabia Telstra-Business Technology Services, Australia Hitachi Systems, Ltd. Growth Partner of the Year US / Canada LATAM EMEA APAC Japan VLCM DANRESA Business Connexion Pty Ltd., South Africa MEC, Philippines SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp

This year's award winners were announced at the Fortinet Accelerate 2017 global partner conference, held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Accelerate 2017 is host to more than 1,300 attendees representing 696 different partner organisations who have travelled from over 90 countries. Accelerate 2017 offers a unique opportunity for partners and customers to gain insights about Fortinet’s Security Fabric vision, provide direct feedback to Fortinet leadership, learn to maximise Fortinet’s enablement programs, and gain and share best practices with the cybersecurity industry’s best and brightest.

Additional Resources • Please visit www.fortinet.com/partners for more details about the Fortinet Partner Program. • Follow Fortinet on Twitter and LinkedIn, and Facebook. • Join the conversation on the Fortinet blog.

About Fortinet Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 290,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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