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Fortinet to Bring Together More than 2,000 Security Thought Leaders and IT Professionals at Accelerate 18

Annual global partner and user conference to offer hands-on technical training, interactive breakout sessions, and extensive networking opportunities with thought leaders and industry experts

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 05.12.2017

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer at Fortinet
“Accelerate 18 will be Fortinet’s largest partner and user conference to date, as we bring together thousands of customers and partners from around the globe to learn, collaborate and network. At Fortinet we believe that the only way to achieve industry-leading impact is to innovate by strength in numbers through an environment that fosters partnership around ideas, technology, and vision to effectively secure networks today and into the future.”

News Summary
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced details on its annual global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, taking place on February 26 – March 1, 2018 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Accelerate 18 is expected to bring together more than 2,000 customers, partners, industry and technical experts to share and learn the latest in network security.

Accelerate 18 attendees will have access to the following:

  • Industry-leading keynotes by Fortinet executive leadership team and other top guest speakers from global financial, healthcare, technology and supply chain services organizations who will discuss the latest cybersecurity trends impacting their industries.
  • Premier cybersecurity and threat trends education, as well as Network Security Experts (NSE) training on the latest Fortinet products and solutions.
  • More than 60 breakout sessions on key cybersecurity topics and trends, including multi-cloud security, Internet of Things (IoT) and OT, SD-WAN, threat landscape trends and much more in an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas.
  • TechExpo Hall where several industry sponsors, partners and Fortinet experts will be showcasing their technology with hands-on demos and more.
  • Extensive networking opportunities, evening events and a closing party featuring the Supergroup Ezra Ray Hart, with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Kevin Griffin of Better than Ezra, and Emerson Hart of Tonic.

Keynotes and Panel Discussions by Fortinet Executives & Industry Experts
Digital Transformation is probably the biggest revolution of our time, and for most businesses, it is a critical requirement for future success. Organizations of all sizes and across all regions and industries are wrestling with how to effectively secure a diverse and growing attack surface while minimizing complexity and maximizing speed and scale. Fortinet executive team members, customers and industry experts will share insight on how to securely unlock the potential of our digital economy, focusing on the business, technology, and infrastructure drivers shaping the future of the industry.

Fortinet executive team members presenting on stage include, Ken Xie, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Drew Del Matto, CFO, Phil Quade, CISO, Patrice Perche, SVP Worldwide Sales and Support, and John Maddison, SVP of Products and Solutions. Keynote and panel discussions will cover a range of topics from securing the future of the Internet, industrial Internet of things and OT, cloud security as a business driver, to the evolving role of the CISO and how artificial intelligence and machine learning are critical to combat cyber threats.

For full abstracts and information on the keynotes and panel discussions, please visit Accelerate 18.

TechExpo for Hands-on Demonstrations by Security and Technology Industry Leaders
Several security, networking and technology industry leaders are sponsoring Accelerate 18 and will be demonstrating their latest innovations and integrations with the Fortinet Security Fabric in the TechExpo Hall. Solutions from Platinum Sponsors, SentinelOne and Ziften, as well solutions from Gold Plus, Gold and Silver Sponsors - Intel, Nuage Networks, Bradford Networks, Exclusive Networks, TechData, ARROW, Ingram Micro, CSPi, Sonus and more - will be showcased in the TechExpo hall.

Contact to inquire about becoming a sponsor.

Group Collaboration and Learning through Interactive Breakout and Workshop Sessions
Attendees will be able to choose from more than 60 breakout and workshops for hands-on education and training. Interactive sessions will cover a broad range of cybersecurity topics including securing the multi-cloud, SD-WAN, getting smart about cybersecurity with AI and machine learning, GDPR, service provider network transformation, and much more. Technical training as part of the NSE Program will also be available, but for those attendees who want deeper technical training courses, such as NSE 4 – 7, those workshops will be offered for an additional fee pre-conference.

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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. 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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