Fortinet Further Expands its Management Team in ANZ

Sydney, Australia - May 27, 2014

 Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced it continues the expansion of its management team with the appointment of Gary Gardiner as Director of Engineering. Gary will be responsible for the technical leadership and management of the sales engineering team across Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific in support of Fortinet's continued growth.

Kevin Dyson, Vice President of South Pacific Sales at Fortinet said, “We are excited to welcome Gary to the Fortinet team. Gary brings a wealth of technical knowledge and a dedication to customer service that aligns with Fortinet’s mission of allowing organisations to securely build, grow and simplify their IT infrastructure. He will also provide support to our loyal and highly capable channel.”

Gary has over 15 years' security industry experience working for system integrators, enterprises, end users and network security vendors for companies such as Queensland Government, Bridge Point Communications and Standard Life Assurance in the United Kingdom. Most recently, Gary was the Northern Region Sales Engineering Manager for Check Point. He brings a strong technology and solution expertise that will further enhance the capabilities in the local team.

In addition to supporting the continued growth of the business, Gary will also drive and expand the engineering team to support the development of Fortinet’s portfolio. This includes new solution capabilities such as DDoS, Advanced Threat Prevention and other advanced cloud-based solutions and emerging technologies supporting Software Defined Networking environments.

Commenting on this appointment, Gary said, "I am very pleased to join the Fortinet team and to have the opportunity to work with an excellent team of engineers who are dedicated and focused on our customers' security needs. Fortinet shows vision in the marketplace and I am excited to be a part of its growth."

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more at