Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that the company won "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012. The announcement was made at the exclusive SC Magazine Awards Gala, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, May 8......" />
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Fortinet(R) Wins "Information Security Company of the Year" Award at SC Congress Canada 2012

Security Professionals Recognize Fortinet Based on Product Line Strength, Customer Base, Customer Service, R & D, Company Growth and Innovation (May 14, 2012)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/14/12 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that the company won "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012. The announcement was made at the exclusive SC Magazine Awards Gala, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, May 8.

To be considered for "Information Security Company of the Year," nominees had to be tried-and-true, long-standing companies that have been offering products and services to customers for at least three years. Nominations came from all sectors. Industry judges reviewed a number of companies vying for this award and ultimately chose to present the award to Fortinet based on the company's product line strength, customer base, customer service/support, research and development, company growth, solvency and innovation.

This is the third SC Magazine award Fortinet has won this year. In February, the company's FortiGate-60C won the "Best UTM Security" award at SC Magazine's Reader's Trust awards held in conjunction with the annual RSA conference in San Francisco. In May, the company's FortiGate-300C won "Best Integrated Security Solution" at SC Awards Europe 2012 that took place in London. And the company is currently nominated for a 2012 SC Magazine Australia "Vendor of the Year" award, which will be announced on May 17 at a private ceremony during the AusCERT conference, which is being held near Brisbane, Australia.

"We are honored to be recognized by SC Magazine in Canada for our product breadth, customer service, and innovation," said Graham Bushkes, vice president sales, Canada. "We have experienced tremendous growth and adoption by large Canadian enterprise customers due to performance leading products and multi-layered support programs."

Fortinet employs more than 500 employees in Canada, more than 30 percent of the company's entire workforce. The company's largest research facility is located in Burnaby outside of Vancouver, which also houses the largest datacenter in western Canada. Fortinet helps protect the infrastructure of the Canadian government as well as major retailers, financial institutions and schools.

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The mission of SC Awards Canada 2012 is to honor the achievements of companies and IT security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, their customers and critical data in Canada.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2011 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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