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Security-Driven Networking for a Hyperconnected World: Fortinet


Organizations must detect and respond quickly to cyber threats. Not only is cyber security necessary to protect employees and sensitive company data, a successful attack will have financial ramifications and damage to the organization’s reputation. With enterprise network security issues increasing, it is the need of the hour to partner with an enterprise security expert like Fortinet.

Fortinet 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 number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 450,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.

Fortinet is the only security leader to develop and build custom security processing unit (SPU) technology to offer the best performance and cost value in the industry with a Security Compute Rating that ranges between 3 to 47x the performance of other software approaches. Each day Fortinet FortiGuard Labs uses one of the most effective and proven artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems in the industry to process and analyze more than 10 billion events, sending actionable real-time threat intelligence to customers. The combination of FortiOS, purpose-built SPU technology, and AI-powered threat intelligence showcases the Fortinet commitment to cybersecurity innovation and excellence.

The Fortinet 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. The Fortinet market position and solution effectiveness have been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and media outlets worldwide. Fortinet is proud to count the majority of Fortune 500 companies among its satisfied customers.

Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, owns a 200,000 square foot manufacturing assembly and operations center in Union City, California, and has offices around the globe. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is led by a strong management team with deep experience in networking and security.

Protect your business with Fortinet

Fortinet's Network Security Solutions: Organizations and branches need both high-performance networks and strong security. Fortinet’s Network Security Solution is an integral component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables complete visibility and provides automated threat protection across the entire attack surface. Powered by a single operating system, it delivers industry-leading security, unmatched performance, and reduced complexity. 

Dynamic Cloud Security: As cloud adoption accelerates, organizations are increasingly reliant on cloud-based services and infrastructures. Yet, organizations often end up with a heterogeneous set of technologies in use, with disparate security controls in various cloud environments. Fortinet Dynamic Cloud Security Solutions provide the necessary visibility and control across cloud infrastructures, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data center to cloud.

AI Driven Security Operations: Fortinet utilizes artificial intelligence of varying types, in various locations for complementary purposes. From the global threat intelligence in its FortiGuard Labs to inline security controls deployed throughout the organization and even centralized advanced threat detection and response in the SOC, advanced analytics help your security solutions and teams keep pace with an accelerating threat landscape.

Zero-Trust Network Access: The growth of unsecure or unknown devices attaching to the network, along with a host of breaches due to stolen credentials, has stretched trust beyond the breaking point. Network administrators must adopt a zero-trust approach to network access. Fortinet Network Access solutions offer the necessary device security to see and control all devices and users across the entire network. With proactive protection, organizations can ensure their networks are secure from the latest threats. 

Stand For Environment

Fortinet’s main purpose is to develop products that integrate multiple security and networking functions in one appliance that is energy efficient, requiring much less power, space and cooling than the previous multiple appliance approach. Fortinet’s initiatives make every effort to ensure full environmental compliance.  

It demonstrates its commitment to environmentally responsible behavior by ensuring that its products reduce environmental impact, it leads with environmentally responsible approaches to our daily business operations, and it adheres to compliance and regulations worldwide.

Meet the leader behind the success of Fortinet

Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO: A cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur, Ken Xie founded and built three cybersecurity companies that have shaped the cybersecurity industry. 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. As founder, president, and CEO, Ken led the company to develop the industry's first ASIC and dedicated hardware systems for high-performance firewalls and VPNs. NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN) was acquired by Juniper for $4 billion.

In 2000, Ken founded Fortinet, which today is amongst the top three cyber security companies worldwide and is one of the fastest growing network security companies. Fortinet’s broad portfolio of solutions spans network, infrastructure, edge, cloud and IoT, serving approximately 70 per cent of the Fortune 100 as well as Governments around the world.  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.

“Businesses, governments, and service providers everywhere embrace Fortinet solutions to drive digital innovation and achieve better outcomes.”