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Fortinet Recognizes Top Partners and Distributors at 2012 Global Partner Conference

Awards Recognize Partners' and Distributors' Commitment to Fortinet and for Successfully Meeting the Network Security Business Requirement of End Users

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 14, 2012 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced the winners of this year's top partner and distributor awards. The Award Ceremony took place during Fortinet’s annual Global Partner Conference on November 5-8 and recognizes the outstanding achievements drawn from the company's distributors and resellers around the world. This year's conference attendance was Fortinet's largest, encompassing more than 1,000 distributors and silver and gold resellers from 70 countries.

    This year’s award winners are:
  • Top Resellers: Antares (Austria - EMEA); Otsuka Corporation (Japan - APAC); CDW (U.S.); Damovo (Brazil - LATAM)
  • Top Distributors: Exclusive Networks UK (UK - EMEA); EBrainTech (Korea - APAC); Fine Tech & Ingram Micro (U.S.); Dacas (South America); White Gold Solutions (Australia - ANZ)
  • VIP Partners: SNS (France - EMEA); NEC (Japan - APAC); Tier Point (USA); Bell (Canada); HP (Puerto Rico - LATAM)
  • Rookies of the Year: Oceanet Technology (France - EMEA); Digital Track (India - APAC); Light Edge (U.S.); Axtel (Mexico - LATAM)

During the event, one of Fortinet’s highlights was the introduction and channel training of its new FortiOS 5.0, the world’s most advanced security operating system. This new release provides more security, intelligence and control to help enterprises be better protected against today’s advanced threats and enable more secure BYOD environments. Bringing more than 150 new features for FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiClient products, FortiOS 5.0 provides Fortinet’s partners with a real competitive advantage by allowing them to offer enterprises of all sizes solutions that better defend against new advanced threats and help manage and protect networks against the influx of mobile devices and applications.

“Fortinet continues to rapidly gain market share in the overall network security market, and our channel is key to that success. The Global Partner Conference awards recognize the partners that stand as a model to Fortinet’s overall channel base. And we congratulate them for their achievement,” said Patrice Perche, senior vice president of International Sales and Support for Fortinet. “This year’s conference was the perfect opportunity to share our latest technology innovations and business strategies with our silver and gold resellers in order to have them best equipped to address the increasingly challenging security requirements of our end customers.”

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a 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 2011 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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Only a few vendors can provide security appliances with such high firewall performance. We were very happy with the high level of security, service reliability and cost-effectiveness provided by Fortinet's solutions, so it was a natural progression to look at Fortinet's recently introduced enterprise security appliance. The tests conducted on the FortiGate-3810A proved that Fortinet's new system addressed our high network bandwidth and security performance requirements.

Sylvain Meunier
Network Architect