SOURCE: Fortinet

Fortinet

July 08, 2015 10:30 ET

Fortinet Makes It Easier for Customers to Engage Fortinet and Its Partners in AWS Marketplace

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - July 08, 2015) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced its participation in the new AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner program from Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to help customers seamlessly discover and engage Fortinet and its consulting partners in AWS Marketplace. Organizations looking for the right solutions to enhance the security of their AWS Cloud environments now have a way to quickly and easily choose a consulting partner after purchasing a Fortinet product from AWS Marketplace.

AWS customers can now find Fortinet partners like 2nd Watch in AWS Marketplace, making it easier to get help implementing and optimizing Fortinet's advanced security software running on AWS.

"We partner with customers to implement and manage their cloud strategies so they can focus on growing their business," said Kris Bliesner, Founder & Chief Technical Officer at 2nd Watch, a managed public cloud provider. "Fortinet's participation in the AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner Program, combined with alignment to our customers on AWS, provides a natural evolution to our cloud business."

"The AWS Marketplace is designed to help customers more easily discover and more quickly deploy the product solutions that offer the best fit for their unique project workloads. With the launch of the AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner program, we offer ISVs and consulting partners like Fortinet and 2nd Watch the opportunity to connect with new and existing customers right at the moment of purchase decision," said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "We worked closely with Fortinet and other select ISVs to improve our customer experience, so that they can, in fewer steps, optimize their configuration by quickly finding an expert advisor in the right geography who is both a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) and a Fortinet partner."

"We are committed to our partner network and have been looking at ways to integrate them into AWS Marketplace," said Chad Whalen, Vice President of Cloud Services at Fortinet. "Involving key Fortinet partners like 2nd Watch is an important first step in growing our base of channel partners within the AWS Channel Reseller program. This enhances the customer experience with Fortinet products, and we expect it will lead to expanded Fortinet development and collaborative initiatives on AWS."

To learn more about Fortinet's participation in the AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner Program, visit: http://aws.amazon.com/partners/marketplace-consulting

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 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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