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Fortinet

September 22, 2015 09:00 ET

Fortinet to Host Three Xtreme Team Partner Events in 2015, Bringing Together the Best Technical Minds in Cybersecurity

Premiere Hands-On Training Events for Top Fortinet Partners to Be Held in the US, Latin America and Canada in October and November

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - September 22, 2015) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it will host three Xtreme Team technical partner conferences in 2015, adding an inaugural event in the U.S. to the already successful Latin America and Canada stops. The events bring together premiere systems engineering talent from across the U.S., Latin America and Canada to review industry best practices and develop new approaches to cybersecurity. These exclusive events will provide Fortinet partners with interactive, hands-on training sessions designed to help them expand their technical skills on the Fortinet end-to-end platform and increase their ability to design best-in-class solutions to help protect customers from cyber crime.

In 2006, Fortinet launched its annual Xtreme Team events in Latin America and more recently, in 2010, added an event in Canada. Since that time, the company has provided Fortinet partner representatives with exclusive training, content and awards, sales achievements and technical excellence. Due to its growing success, Fortinet is expanding the reach of its Xtreme Team events to the U.S. for the first time this year. With this investment, even more partners are offered the opportunity to extend their vision, acquire new technical skills, advance their expertise in cutting-edge Fortinet technologies, and ultimately grow their business.

"Typical partner-focused events target the masses with vendor product updates and a lot of presentations that don't provide a great deal of substance for the channel," said Joe Sykora, vice president, Americas channels and enhanced technologies for Fortinet. "Our Xtreme Team events offer deeper engagements with our partners that focus on innovation and making strides together in changing how we think about and practice security. These hands-on events, delivered by our top technical field experts, have proven to help our partners grow their business with Fortinet and drive incremental revenue. We're excited to expand our event reach this year to even more loyal Fortinet partners."

Fortinet Xtreme Team Event Dates and Locations

Xtreme Team U.S.
Date: October 19-22nd
Location: Dallas, Texas

Xtreme Team Latin America
Date: October 26-30th
Location: Cancun, Mexico

Xtreme Team Canada
Date: November 16-19th
Location: Toronto, Canada

All Fortinet Xtreme team events will engage technical sellers from the partner community that have shown passion and propensity for Fortinet, and Fortinet and its partners will engage in hands-on labs focused on deep-dive configuration of Fortinet solutions in a lab environment intended to simulate real-world situations.

For more information about Fortinet's Xtreme Team US event, please visit: http://go.fortinet.com/xtremeus.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments -- be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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