SOURCE: Fortinet


August 30, 2010 12:00 ET

Fortinet Announces Phil Fuster as Vice President of Federal Operations

Security Industry Veteran Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience Serving the Federal Government

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Phil Fuster, a seasoned network security veteran with more than 20 years of experience supporting the technology needs of the Federal Government, has joined Fortinet as the company's vice president of Federal operations.

Fuster brings to Fortinet deep relationships in both the Federal technology and network security industries. Prior to Fortinet, Fuster served as Imperva's area vice president for the Federal market and global account manager for Dell's defense systems group. He's also held senior management positions at Certeon and Acer.

Phil holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, completed leadership training at the National Leadership Institute and holds a diploma from the University of Antwerp for Business in a European Context. Additionally, Phil holds a patent for SmartProcure™, a best-value scoring engine developed and utilized in, a Web-based marketplace for business-to-government e-commerce, which he founded.

Fuster is also a founding member of International Data Products and Justice Technology Partners Joint Venture (IDP, INET and FCC) and an active participant in more than nine start-up ventures including IDP, NeXT, Pages Software, Absolute Software (CompuTrace/Laptop LoJack), FedBid and Certeon.

"Federal agencies have an increasingly critical need to consolidate security technologies in order to address increasingly complex network threats," said Michael Valentine, senior vice president of Americas sales for Fortinet. "With his understanding of the Federal market and security technologies at large, Phil Fuster is well poised to help these organizations address their needs for a more scalable defense in depth solution, better performing networks and streamlined security reporting to reduce information overload."

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a 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 2009 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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