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Press Release

Fortinet Announces It Has Suspended Operations in Russia

SUNNYVALE, Calif., - Mar 7, 2022


Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer at Fortinet

“Like many around the world, we are watching what’s happening in Ukraine with great concern and as a result are compelled to take action. We regret the impact this will have on our employees, partners, and customers who are adversely impacted by the actions of the Russian government.”

News Summary:

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it ceased operations within Russia. This included the suspension of Fortinet sales, support, and professional services. Fortinet continues to follow all security protocols and U.S.  and other applicable government regulations and guidelines.

Supporting Our Customers, Partners and Employees

As the situation continues to unfold in Ukraine and affected regions, the safety of our employees, customers, and partners in the region and around the world remains a top priority. Fortinet is committed to supporting our Ukrainian team members and our customers.  We will also continue to support our employees in Russia who are being unwillingly impacted.  

We are working with customers and governments worldwide to help defend against Russian cyberattacks.  As a founding member of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity, and through our partnership with the Cyber Threat Alliance, Fortinet is actively collaborating across a global network of NGO, industry, and public sector organizations in efforts to secure people, devices, and data everywhere.

Fortinet continues to monitor the crisis in Ukraine. We have multiple customer and partner efforts underway, including helping governments around the world to prepare for and defend against cyberattacks. These efforts include providing technology solutions and sharing the latest threat intelligence from our FortiGuard Labs as well as our broad ecosystem of threat intelligence partners.

We’ve also heard from employees that they want to help, and we have launched an enhanced employee matching financial contribution campaign for all employee contributions to NGOs that are directly aiding the effort in Ukraine.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 550,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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