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50 Smartest Companies Of The Year 2018

Delivering Comprehensive Network, Endpoint, Application and Access Security: Fortinet

thesiliconreview-ken-xie-ceo-fortinet-2018From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Its unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.

Its flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure covering:

  • Network security
  • Multi-Cloud security
  • Web Application Security
  • Email security
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Secure Unified Access
  • Endpoint security
  • Management and Analytics

Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the globe. Fortinet’s market position and solution effectiveness have been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and media outlets worldwide. It is proud to count the majority of Fortune 500 companies among its satisfied customers.

Why Fortinet

Fortinet Security Fabric

Organizations today require a fast and secure network to be successful. Whether or not you have the right protection immediately responding to threats throughout your network can determine if your business runs smoothly or is the victim of a security breach.

Fortinet is the only company with an architectural approach that unifies the security technologies deployed across the digital network, including multi-cloud, endpoints, email and web applications, and network access points, into a single security system designed as an integrated and collaborative security fabric. This also means Fortinet is the only company that can truly provide you with a powerful, integrated end-to-end security solution across the entire attack surface.

To enable an effective defense, the data and security elements across all of your various environments must be well-integrated, able to share intelligence, and visible. The Fortinet Security Fabric gives you control, integration, and easy management of security across your entire organization, from IoT to the cloud.

Unparalleled Third-Party Certifications

Real-world testing is the best way to evaluate the effectiveness and speed of technology. The number of unverified claims from vendors about what their products can do is overwhelming. That’s why it routinely submits its products and technologies for independent tests so that you can verify for yourself that its claims of top performance and effectiveness are valid.

More than 330,000 Customers and Growing

Its customers come in all sizes, represent a wide range of industries and organizations, and are located throughout the world. The company is proud to count the majority of Fortune 500 companies among the satisfied customers.

Testimonials

“Fortinet solutions protect all business lines in our organization, from ticketing to marketing, stadium operations, security, and of course football.”

- Scott Phelps, VP of Technology, Pittsburgh Steelers


“RWJBarnabas Health takes no chances when it comes to the protection of our patients and employees. Operating a complex network of 11 locations and 5 million patients also requires the network performance and secure access to maintain efficiency and maximize our productivity. We chose Fortinet’s distributed enterprise network security solutions because they deliver the networking performance and functionality to meet our infrastructure demands while exceeding the expectations and stringent network protections we require.”

- Hussein Syed, CISO, RWJBarnabas Health

Greet the Chief!

Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO): A seasoned and successful entrepreneur, Ken started his first network security company SIS in 1993, designing software firewalls while studying at Stanford University. In 1996, he realized the performance limitations of software firewalls running on PCs/servers, and as a result started NetScreen. In 2000, after recognizing that firewalls and VPNs alone could not stop content and application network attacks such as viruses, intrusions, spam, and malicious web content, Ken founded Fortinet. Fortinet first pioneered the concept of Unified Threat Management (UTM), which unified these functions into single, highly functional appliances. With the rise of IoT, cloud, and mobility, Fortinet is now leading the way in evolving to the next generation of cybersecurity with its holistic Security Fabric vision and portfolio of solutions, which secure the entire attack service from IoT to the cloud and from user to data.  Fortinet completed its IPO (NASDAQ: FTNT) in 2009, which was lauded by Renaissance Capital as "IPO of the Year." Ken earned an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University.

“We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric.”