Fortinet Wins ‘Network Security Vendor of the Year’ Honour at Network World Middle East Awards 2015

Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2015 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a global leader in high-performance cyber security, today announced that it has been honored with the 2015 Network Security Vendor of the Year award by Network World Middle East magazine. The award was presented at the exclusive Network World Middle East Magazine Awards Gala, held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai on March 23, 2015.

A panel of industry judges from the highest levels of the information security profession reviewed the various solutions submitted for this year’s awards and Fortinet was recognized as the highly reliable provider across the region. This accolade pays tribute to Fortinet’s market share leadership, product innovation and consistent efforts in meeting customer needs. It also recognises Fortinet's broad range of network security solutions and its customer base in major verticals throughout 2014.

“We are very proud to have received the coveted Network Security Vendor of the Year award,” said Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet. "This recognition reiterates our efforts and commitment to our regional customers, as well as our investment in the region with our growing team and partner ecosystem."

“The advent of mobility, agile infrastructure and cloud, along with the changing threat landscape means enterprises are increasingly demanding high performance, integrated security solutions and support,” said Jeevan Thankappan, Group Editor- Technology Division at CPI Media Group. “Fortinet was chosen by the Network World ME Awards judging panel for its full range of network security products and implementations across all verticals.”

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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