Fortinet Ranked No.1 Network Security Appliances Vendor in Middle East Region by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2015 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions - today announced that new IDC network security appliances tracker reveals that the company is the No. 1 vendor in Middle East region for the first quarter of 2015, based on factory revenue.

This solid leadership position is fueled by continued adoption of Fortinet’s FortiGate® network security appliances by enterprises of all sizes, as well as managed security service providers (MSSPs) and telecommunications carriers.

"Fortinet continues to gain market share and our leadership in the region simply validates our value proposition, continued innovation, and consistent security vision,” said Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet. "Fortinet offers industry-leading performance and the broadest suite of security features addressing a wide variety of customer needs. Another Fortinet’s key pillar is FortiGuard Labs – our in-house threat research team –to spot emerging malware and threats and to create new protections quickly against these. Thanks to this intelligence, combined with our technical innovation, our customers enjoy a comprehensive security protection.”

According to IDC, the network security solutions are defined as a combination of hardware, software and networking technologies whose primary function is to protect corporate networks and network-embedded resources from disruption caused by external threats. In this market, IDC includes firewall, unified threat management, intrusion detection and prevention and virtual private network products.

Fortinet's FortiGate®, a multi-function network security platform that delivers unmatched performance and protection while simplifying the network. Fortinet offers a wide range of models to satisfy any deployment requirement from small offices to very large enterprises, managed security service providers (MSSPs) and telecommunications carriers. FortiGate platforms integrate the FortiOS operating system with FortiASIC processors and the latest-generation CPUs to provide comprehensive, high-performance network security. Each FortiGate includes the widest range of security and networking functions on the market, including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, as well as many other security and networking functions, such as Web filtering, anti-spam, WAN optimization and data leakage prevention (DLP). Beyond FortiGate, Fortinet offers a comprehensive portfolio of security gateways and specialized security solutions that ensure all areas of the network are as secure as they can be. Fortinet’s end-to-end solutions help secure the extended network while reducing total cost of ownership and providing a flexible, scalable path for expansion.

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 http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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