Fortinet Wins “Company of the Year” from the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA)

Sunnyvale, Calif. - Jun 10, 2014

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) − a world leader in high-performance network security − today announced it was named “Company of the Year” at this year’s Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), which was hosted by the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) and held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 5, 2014. For more than two decades, the Technology Impact Awards have awarded top companies and innovation.

Fortinet was founded in 2000 and is a worldwide provider of enterprise network security appliances. Fortinet’s top priority is innovation, and the company’s Burnaby, BC workforce includes a research and development team that consists of 500 developers and engineers, which complements the company’s R&D teams elsewhere and the company’s overall workforce of 2,500 employees.

Accepting the award on behalf of Fortinet was Michael Anderson, Vice President of Global Support and Services.

“It’s truly an honor to see Fortinet’s success, its work environment and great employees recognized by BCTIA as Company of the Year,” said Michael Anderson, Vice President of Global Support and Services for Fortinet. “We’ve made great strides as a company in Canada this year, including expanding our partnership with Willis College in Ottawa to create new jobs and being named to Business in Vancouver’s list of the Top 100 tech companies in BC. We look forward to expanding our presence in Canada over the coming years.”

“Fortinet is a perfect example of a home grown, global success story," said Bill Tam, president and CEO for BCTIA. “The company consistently invests significant resources in research and development and has a proven track record for developing award-winning network security solutions that are successfully deployed around the world. As an anchor company that is training the tech leaders that will build the successful enterprises of tomorrow, I firmly believe Fortinet is poised to continue to be the security innovation leader in the years ahead, and we congratulate and thank them for their contributions.”

About the BCTIA

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development, growth and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Their programs are designed to support technology companies at all stages of development – from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global technology players. The BCTIA works to improve British Columbia’s competitiveness and visibility by advancing the development of BC’s technology powerhouse – an industry of over 9,000 companies that employ nearly 90,000 skilled professionals today. Learn more about the BCTIA at

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 enterprises, service providers 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

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