SOURCE: Fortinet

December 11, 2008 12:00 ET

Fortinet Broadens Security Certification and Training Programs

Pearson VUE Selected as Test Center Provider for Fortinet Certification; Email and Database Security Training Courses Added

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2008) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced broadened worldwide access to its Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator (FCNSA) and Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional (FCNSP) certification programs through the selection of Pearson VUE as the exclusive test center provider for Fortinet certification exams. Fortinet is also adding two new training programs for its FortiMail™ multi-layered e-mail security and FortiDB™ database vulnerability appliances.

Pearson VUE, a global leader in computer-based testing, operates a network of test centers in 162 countries and is part of Pearson plc, the world's leading educational company. Through its relationship with Pearson VUE, Fortinet offers channel partners and customers worldwide greater ease, convenience and standardization in gaining FCNSA and FCNSP certification to expertly deploy and manage Fortinet's security appliance solutions. Individuals pursuing Fortinet certification can now register for exams in one of the thousands of Pearson VUE testing centers located around the world.

Through Fortinet's certification programs, individuals validate their expertise in the management of day-to-day operations of FortiGate®, FortiManager™ and FortiMail security appliances; the installation and configuration of features and functionality; and their understanding of the entire Fortinet product family of services and hardware. The number of FCNSA and FCNSP-certified individuals now exceeds 3,500 worldwide.

"Fortinet is leveraging a high-quality channel network to provide world-class products, services and support to our customers around the world. Fortinet's recognized FCNSA and FCNSP certifications are a critical element of our channel program along with sales and technical support and joint marketing," said Rob Rashotte, worldwide training director at Fortinet. "By partnering with Pearson VUE and offering additional training courses, we're making it easier for partners to become experts on the Fortinet product line and to be certified in a premier education and testing environment."

New Training Programs

Fortinet is adding two new training programs to meet the demand for greater knowledge of its email and database security appliances:

--  The "FortiMail Email Filtering" course, available now, is a two-day
    hands-on classroom session which provides a comprehensive understanding of
    the administration and maintenance of Fortinet's FortiMail secure messaging
    platform as well as the configuration of product features for optimized
    protection against advanced email threats.
--  The "FortiDB" course, to be offered in 1Q09, is a workshop designed to
    provide the skills necessary to implement Fortinet's new database security
    solution. The FortiDB appliance provides scalable levels of database
    security vulnerability assessment and compliance policy solutions.

The FortiDB and FortiMail courses will be followed later in 2009 with certification assessment exams to validate the skills and knowledge of individuals installing and configuring these products.

Fortinet Certification Programs are based on a comprehensive suite of professional technical training courses available to users and resellers at one of Fortinet's Authorized Training Centers (ATC). In addition, Fortinet offers a complete sales training program online and onsite to help resellers acquire the necessary knowledge to provide value-added services to end customers.

For more information on Fortinet certification testing or to register for a Fortinet exam, please go to Pearson VUE's website: For additional details on Fortinet's training and certification or to find a local Fortinet Authorized Training Center, please go to:

About Fortinet (

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, Network IPS, and Antispam. Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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