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Fortinet Appoints Korea Country Manager

Seoul, Korea - 2018年2月21日

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) − a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions – today announced that it has appointed Cho Won-Kyun, an industry veteran with more than two decades of cybersecurity and networking experience, as its Country Manager for Korea. Cho will lead Fortinet’s overall operations and be responsible for expanding the vendor's business in the territory.

Before joining Fortinet, Cho worked with F5 Networks for seven years, most recently as Country Manager for Korea and Regional VP for F5 APAC. At the company, he helped the Korean business grow more than three times through business diversification and sales ecosystem rationalization.

Cho has also served as a leader for strategy and operations for Cisco Korea, and led business development and sales in the service provider market. Before that, Cho worked for KT and Cable & Wireless, where he was recognized by management for his ability to formulate and execute on market strategies to grow the business.

"I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead Fortinet’s expansion in Korea, and help drive the next phase of business growth in the region,” said Cho. “With our advanced Security Fabric architecture and unparalleled customer service, Fortinet is on its way to becoming the most trusted and recognized network security provider in the country.”

Cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated, with new threats emerging every day. From IoT to the cloud, enterprises need an architecture that can integrate, synchronize and automate cyber defences across the entire organization. The Security Fabric architecture foundation enables Fortinet to deliver a broad portfolio of advanced solutions to the financial services, manufacturing, government, telecom and high-tech industries, helping Korean organizations gain competitive advantage with a secure business environment.

“Cho Won-Kyun is a proven business manager and people leader,” said Spencer Chen, Fortinet’s Senior Director for North Asia. “I am confident that under his charge, Fortinet will become a vital partner of Korean enterprises as they seek secure digital transformation strategies in the coming years.”

Cho graduated from George Washington University with a Master's degree in Business Administration.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 330,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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