Business & Technology
Partners are the backbone of Fortinet’s success thanks to their commitment to engaging with customers, providing expert guidance, adding critical value, and driving sales worldwide. The high quality of our top-rated customer experience reflects their hard work and dedication—and that includes their active participation in our innovative training offerings, as well as the occasional cybersecurity competition.
Regardless of a partner’s focus or route to market, Fortinet’s Training Institute provides the skills and knowledge they need to successfully sell, configure, deploy, and maintain our portfolio of sophisticated security solutions.
Fortinet’s Training Institute is one example of the training our partners receive from Fortinet. The NSE Training Institute enables partner success through:
While the opportunities listed above are extremely valuable, the Training Institute’s partner training is not complete without our highly anticipated Fortinet XPERTS Summit events, the NSE Training Institute’s partner training is not complete without our highly anticipated Fortinet XPERTS Summit events. These regional training events are organized for our partners to provide a deep dive into the latest information on Network Security, Cloud Security, Security Operations, and Zero Trust Access—and have a little fun along the way.
While the week includes an intense training regimen, Fortinet also ensures that partners have a great time learning and networking by adding a little healthy cybersecurity competition to the experience. Fortinet hosts the Ultimate Fabric Challenge at each of our XPERTS Summit events, a skills-based competition that consists of teams racing against the clock, and each other, to complete several technical challenges in a “capture-the-flag” style competition. The challenge is designed to test their mastery of Fortinet security solutions combined with our partners’ ability to successfully configure protections against the latest cyber threats. Ultimate Fabric Challenge events cover SD-WAN, Incident Response, Zero Trust, and more.
But what is competition without a little well-earned recognition?
Congratulations to the regional winners of the 2021 Ultimate Fabric Challenge Competitions. Each winner is offered a seat to compete at Fortinet’s Accelerate 2022 Conference, where one team will be crowned Fortinet’s Ultimate Fabric Challenge 2022 Global Champion!
Ben Le Huray (NSE 7), Ingram Micro (Australia) Ltd.
Amal Iddawela (NSE 4), Ingram Micro (Australia) Ltd.
Thom Spring (NSE 7), iTBlueprint Solution
Trevor Corness (NSE 7), Secure Links
Lucas Bacon (NSE 8), Swisscom
Flavio Boniforti (NSE 8), First Frame Networks
Sven de Bruin (NSE 8), Pinewood
Bart Sikkes (NSE 7), Pinewood
Rafael Rosseto (NSE 7), Protega-Security Solutions
David Moore (NSE 5), Green Cloud Defense
Joshua Crotinger (NSE 7), Green Cloud Defense
Sarah Ryba (NSE 7), Liquid Networx
Nathan Carnahan (NSE 4), Perry proTECH
Andryan Tanamire (NSE 7), Packet Systems
Priyanto (NSE 4), Astel Sistem Teknologi
Philippe Gagne (NSE 7), Androide
Stephane Auger (NSE 4), Equipe Microfix
Maurice Huits (NSE 7), Simac IT NL
Quinten Dekkers (NSE 7), Simac IT NL
Guillaume Dupuis (NSE 8), BT France
Maxime Tournier (NSE 7), Dataguard
Samuel Alcal (NSE 7), IP Expert IPX
Marcos Rodriguez (NSE 7), IP Expert IPX
Donald Hand (NSE 4), Comtec Systems
Vadim Nikiforov (NSE 4), ISSquared Inc.
Robert Loehmann, SymQuest
Aimee Carter (NSE 4), SymQuest
Kenny Ho (NSE 7), Integrated Global Solutions
Hoi Kit Cheung (NSE 7), Icon Business Systems
Keven Dushesneau (NSE 7 in progress), GoSecure
Michael Turcotte (NSE 4), Neopos
Martijn Van Hoof (NSE 5), Simac IT NL
Frank Raa (NSE 7), Raa Network Security
Dimitris Kalaitzidakis (NSE 7), Swisscom
Bruno Fernandez (NSE 7), Swisscom
Edson Dino Salvati (NSE 7), Integrasul Solucoes em Informatica LTDA
Randolph Rawl (NSE 5), Alliance Technology
Joshua Philips (NSE 7), GLS, Inc.
Greg Woodson (NSE 7), Meriplex
Kevin Jones (NSE 7), ePlus Technologies
Find out more about how Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) and NSE Training Institute programs, including the Certification Program, Security Academy Program and Veterans Program, are helping to solve the cyber skills gap and prepare the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.