Fortinet appoints Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd as its first distributor in Bangladesh

Partnership to expand Fortinet's business and security market footprint in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 14 December, 2016 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high performance cyber security solutions, today announced that it has appointed Smart Technologies as its first value-added distributor in Bangladesh to expand its business and security market footprint. The appointment builds on the strong sales and technical team that Fortinet has established locally over the past two years. 

Smart Technologies, which was selected for its long history of ICT distribution in Bangladesh and its representation of many major IT brands, will work with Fortinet to target key market segments, including financial services, telecom and SMB.  

Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Regional Director for India & SAARC, said: “The appointment of a strategic distributor will help complement Fortinet’s presence in Bangladesh, with multi-faceted support, advanced training, and professional services. In addition, we will work with Smart Technologies to expand our partner base and demonstrate the breadth of the Fortinet Security Fabric as an integrated and adaptive solution for today’s needs.”

The distributor will appoint dedicated resources to support Fortinet's business, including establishing a team to handle both pre-sales and post-sales functions. Smart Technologies will also run regular marketing programs, as well as partner enablement and training sessions, to equip resellers with the necessary knowledge and skills to sell Fortinet's solutions. Outside of Dhaka, it will actively recruit partners to expand Fortinet’s presence throughout the country.

The Fortinet Security Fabric, powered by the FortiASIC content processor and the world’s most deployed security operating system, FortiOS, will enable customers to implement innovative security strategies that are integrated from IoT to cloud networks and deliver comprehensive threat protection across the expanding attack surface.

Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Managing Director for Smart Technologies, said:  “The Fortinet Security Fabric offers a unique and compelling opportunity for our business and directly meets the varied needs of the customers we serve. This, together with our proven track record of providing in-depth coverage of the local market and a focus on a value-add model – is a compelling combination for our customers.”

About Smart Technologies

Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd. (STBL) incorporated in 1998 is a leading ICT distributor and solution provider in Bangladesh. STBL has 29 branches nationwide and is the one of the largest IT companies in Bangladesh. It has over 1000 employees and is a ISO 9001:2000 Certified company for its overall quality process. STPL has the countries largest service center for ICT & Electronics. Partnering with worlds leading solution providers like Cisco, HPE, DELL, Lenovo, Acer, Polycom, VMware, Microsoft, Vivanco, Emerson etc. STBL is blessed with many mission critical and prestigious projects in Bangladesh.

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. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 290,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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