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Fortinet Named a Winner of the Healthcare IT Summit 2011 Innovation Award in the Category of Best Emerging Vendor Payer

(November 29, 2011)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/11 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced it has been named a winner of the Healthcare IT Summit 2011 Innovation Awards in the category of Best Emerging Vendor Payer. Announced at the Summit on November 15, the annual awards recognized leading IT solutions across ten categories including best new technology and best demonstration of value. The Innovation Awards are voted on solely by the attending IT decision-makers, who directly influence their companies' and their peers' technology buying decisions. Winning the prestigious Innovation Award is paramount to increasing market visibility and product credibility within the healthcare IT market.

The Best Emerging Vendor Payer award was won based on Fortinet's "Application Security: Beyond the Firewall" discussion at the summit, which was enthusiastically received by attendees. Faced with new types of security threats, these executives saw how Fortinet application security allows them to stop attacks that occur at the application layer, help protect their IT infrastructure and help meet regulatory requirements.

"We're honored that executives attending the Healthcare IT Summit voted this award to Fortinet," said Kevin Flynn, senior product marketing manager at Fortinet who gave the presentation at the conference. "The subject of application security clearly resonated with the healthcare industry leaders, and Fortinet has developed a broad approach that enables granular control over new and emerging applications."

The awards were presented at the Healthcare IT Summit held November 13-16 at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, CA. The event brought together senior IT executives from both healthcare payer and provider organizations with industry analysts and leading and emerging technology vendors. The agenda content explored business trends and future market drivers affecting healthcare IT professionals today such as mobility, compliance, and interoperability -- and featured leading IT solutions to address those issues. The business-intensive format included exclusive access to industry research, analyst-led sessions, dynamic vendor keynotes, private boardroom appointments, breakout sessions, a solution showcase of exhibitors and peer to peer networking opportunities.

"The Innovation Awards honor the vendors with the most exceptional solutions to address today's most pressing IT challenges," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Content at UBM Channel. "These dynamic, high quality solutions clearly add value for customers and prospects and we congratulate all the winning companies."

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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 2010 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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