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Fortinet Becomes the Title Sponsor for PGA TOUR’s Napa Golf Tournament: Fortinet Championship

By Fortinet | March 31, 2021

Fortinet’s mission is to make possible a digital world that organizations can always trust by securing devices, people and data everywhere. More than 530,000 customers rely on Fortinet’s Security Fabric to provide the protection they need to secure against growing attacks and a dynamic threat landscape. With a shared commitment to trust, Fortinet has become the title sponsor for the PGA TOUR’s Napa golf tournament, now named Fortinet Championship.

Connecting Our CSR Efforts to Important Community Efforts

The Fortinet Championship aligns to our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. PGA TOUR tournaments have generated more than $2 billion in non-profit contributions since 1990. Fortinet is designating the proceed donations from the Fortinet Championship to benefit non-profit organizations in the areas of STEM, inclusion and diversity, and veterans reskilling programs. This partnership will benefit the community and local nonprofit organizations to help close the cybersecurity skills gap, one of the biggest challenges facing our industry today.

Fortinet Championship: Expanding Fortinet’s Local Community Initiatives Through Golf

Fortinet’s CSR initiatives aim to diversify the tech and cybersecurity industry by providing training resources for underrepresented populations. 

This year, Fortinet opened the entire self-paced catalogue of NSE training courses to the public for free, in an effort to address the growing skills gap and provide learning opportunities to groups like women, veterans, and minorities. The NSE Training Institute has become a global leader in cybersecurity training, education and skills development and has grown a large ecosystem of NSE Training Institute partners who help to provide the industry with a diverse, equitable and inclusive pipeline of security professionals.

As another example of those efforts, Fortinet is committed to the reskilling and placement of veterans as they transition from the military to the private sector. Through our Fortinet Veterans Program we’ve helped over 2,000 veterans and military spouses’ transition into careers in cybersecurity since 2013.  

Learn more about Fortinet’s partnership with the PGA TOUR through the Fortinet Championship here and Global Brand Ambassador Max Homa.