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Fortinet Expands its Patent Portfolio to more than 200 Issued Patents

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21, 2015 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced that it has expanded its patent portfolio to over 210 issued and allowed patents worldwide, and over 165 pending patent applications. Each patent represents a new and useful invention in cyber security that reflects Fortinet’s innovation, thought-leadership and dedicated to protecting organizations globally from cyber threats. In addition to the awarded and pending patents, Fortinet expects to file approximately 100 additional patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) before the end of 2015.

“As the cyber security landscape evolves, Fortinet will remain focused on continual innovation to provide our customers the best protection the industry can offer,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and president of Fortinet. “When considering the right security partner, it’s critical for companies to look past marketing hype, and to consider true indicators of innovation and solution efficacy. Not only is Fortinet being adopted rapidly by the most sophisticated enterprises, we also boast the most independent, third-party certifications for our solutions. Our strong patent portfolio provides yet another proof point of our innovation leadership and solution advantage. We intend to take additional steps to continue to grow and broaden our patent portfolio.”

Fortinet’s solid track record of innovation and protecting its intellectual property through patents include inventions related to:

  • Cloud based white-listing
  • Sandboxing
  • Security and Network Virtualization
  • Next Generation Firewalls
  • Solutions to prevent distributed denial of service attacks
  • Advanced Network Content Processing
  • Content Filtering
  • Network Management and Network Optimization
  • Advanced Load Balancing
  • Security Policy Enforcement and Remediation

Fortinet enterprise customers already benefit from the inventions underlying many of these new patents, which are included in Fortinet’s appliances and threat prevention services.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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