SOURCE: Fortinet

November 15, 2007 12:00 ET

Fortinet Honored Among "Best Places to Work" in Silicon Valley

San Jose Magazine Recognizes Fortinet for Outstanding Work Environment

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- has been named one of the 50 best places to work in Silicon Valley by San Jose Magazine. This distinction recognizes Fortinet, a privately held network security company with more than 900 employees, for its excellent work environment, benefits and management.

"In a highly competitive employment environment such as Silicon Valley, we are pleased to recognize companies like Fortinet that go above and beyond the norm to ensure they provide the best environment and opportunities for their employees," said Gilbert Sangari, publisher of San Jose Magazine. "The companies represented on our top 50 list have learned that by putting people first, success follows."

Fortinet attributes its workplace success to recruiting high-quality professionals, building a diverse and productive workforce, and maintaining a variety of development and employee-friendly programs. The "Best Places to Work" award is based on direct feedback from employees who voluntarily complete satisfaction surveys.

"We are honored to be named one of the best places to work in Silicon Valley and gratified that our efforts to provide a world-class environment are being recognized by the people directly responsible for Fortinet's success," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. "Employee satisfaction is a top priority, and we always seek to raise the bar on the quality of our corporate culture to ensure we continue to retain our current talent and recruit the best and brightest in a very competitive market."

According to Fortinet employees, the many convenient perks -- including an ongoing employee referral program, subsidized on-site car wash and dry cleaners, on-site dinner service and bring your child or pet to work days -- are among the factors facilitating a better work/life balance for employees at the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company. Additionally, as Fortinet values and fosters innovation, all employees throughout the company receive reward incentives for submitting new product and technology ideas for patent consideration.

San Jose Magazine selected companies based on job satisfaction, work environment, benefits, diversity, career development, training and management as part of the monthly publication's annual "Best Places to Work" feature, which was published in the November 2007 issue and can be found online at

Being chosen as one of San Jose Magazine's "Best Places to Work" in Silicon Valley 2007 is the latest recognition for Fortinet. The company was also recently ranked as a top five company in Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley, a ranking of the fastest growing Internet, media and entertainment, and communications companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services organizations. Fortinet is also positioned in the leaders quadrant of Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant, 2H07" report.

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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 anti-spam -- 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, SSL, Network IPS, and Anti-Spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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