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Fortinet: Network Security Solutions

August 14, 2014

Fortinet, Inc. provides network security solutions. It is a global provider of network security appliance and a market leader in Network Security (FW/NGF/UTM). The firm was founded in 2000 by Ken Xie and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world.

Its products and subscription services offer broad, integrated and high-performance protection against advanced threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Fortinet’s customers include enterprises, service providers and government organizations around the world, as well as the majority of the 2011 Fortune Global 100.

The firm’s flagship Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution consists of its FortiGate physical and virtual appliance products that offer a range of security and networking functions, including firewall, virtual private networking (VPN), application control, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, vulnerability management, antispam, wireless controller, and wide area network (WAN) acceleration.

Fortinet on December 7, 2012 consummated the acquisition of XDN, Inc. a privately held company that provides cloud-based content delivery solutions. It also completed the acquisition of IntruGuard Devices, Inc. a supplier of Intelligent Availability Protection Systems on March 8, 2012.


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