Business & Technology

Fortinet Breaks Ground on New Energy Efficient Headquarters Facility

By Fortinet | July 19, 2019

Fortinet broke ground on its forthcoming new home in Sunnyvale, CA where it is expanding its corporate headquarters building. This new facility, located at the corner of Kifer Road and Commercial Street in Sunnyvale, California will be a roughly 172,000 square foot state-of-the-art building with a LEED Gold Energy Efficiency Rating.

Fortinet has over 6,000 global employees dedicated to the company’s mission to deliver the most innovative, highest-performing security fabric to secure and simplify IT infrastructures. Fortinet is a leading global provider of network security appliances for carriers, data centers, enterprises and distributed offices. This month’s breaking ground is a momentous new milestone for the company and its employees to continue that mission.

The new building is set to include advanced technologies, like a precast concrete structural system with a highly efficient passive cooling system. It also will have a “night purge” that flushes the warm air from the building providing direct energy savings and significantly reduces the building’s overall carbon footprint. 

 

“Fortinet is tremendously proud to have called Sunnyvale home for almost 20 years. When we started Fortinet, we set out to build the most innovative, highest performing network security company in the industry. Today we are among the top three cybersecurity companies in the world.”  - Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO

 

“Fortinet has called Sunnyvale its home since the beginning when it was founded 20 years ago. As one of the top cybersecurity companies in the world, Fortinet contributes to jobs and growth in Sunnyvale and the surrounding community. The city of Sunnyvale is happy to support Fortinet’s growth and development with the expansion of its headquarters.” - Sunnyvale Mayor Larry Klein 

 

Here are some photos of the groundbreaking ceremony:

Glenn Hendricks, Russ Melton, Keith Jensen, Larry Klein, Ken Xie, Michael Xie
Ken Xie, William H. Neukom, Ming Hsieh, Glenn Hendricks, Russ Melton, Keith Jensen, Larry Klein, Michael Xie, Christopher B. Paisley, Judith Sim
Ken Xie; Glenn Hendricks; Russ Melton; Larry Klein; Connie Verceles; Andy Miner; Kent Steffens; Rebecca Moon; Michael Xie
Ken Xie; Glenn Hendricks; Russ Melton; Larry Klein; Connie Verceles; Andy Miner; Kent Steffens; Rebecca Moon; Michael Xie
The Fortinet Team and DPR Construction Team
Congratulations Team