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Black Hat Selects Fortinet to Support Networking and Security at the World’s Premier Information Security Conference

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – July 18, 2016

News Summary:

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, has been chosen to work alongside Black Hat to provide networking and security solutions and help support the infrastructure serving participants and staff during the 2016 U.S. Black Hat conference. Taking place in Las Vegas, July 30th through August 4th, Black Hat’s team will lead a group of experts to build out the sophisticated networks needed to meet the evolving access, performance, and security requirements of the conference.

As the host of some of the largest and most technical information security conferences in the world, Black Hat engineers design a custom architecture to meet the demanding performance and security requirements for each of its global events annually. Continuously evolving to meet increasing demands and the expanding threat landscape, Black Hat will leverage the Fortinet Security Fabric, including enterprise firewalls, high-performance switches, and secure wireless access points to support the infrastructure at this year’s conference.

Since its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown into the most respected information security event series internationally, bringing together the best and brightest within the security community and providing a forum for security professionals to learn the very latest in information security risks, research, and trends.

Stop by Booth #923 to meet Fortinet to learn more.

Supporting Quotes

Steve Wyle, general manager, Black Hat

“Fortinet continues to be a strong community member, participant, and partner in our Black Hat conferences. We’re excited to continue our work alongside Fortinet and our other partners and are confident that our attendees will have the secure, high performance access they need for a productive and meaningful experience at the show.”

John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet

“Cyber attacks continue to make the headlines, growing both in frequency and in scope. This reinforces the role of Black Hat as a critical driver of innovation within the cyber security industry. We are proud to continue to work with the incredibly talented team of professionals at Black Hat to help deliver the protection and performance required for the world’s most prestigious hacking conference.”

About Black Hat

For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, and are produced by UBM Tech. More information is available at:

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 without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. More than 270,000 customers worldwide trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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