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Fortinet

June 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Fortinet Recertified ISO 9001:2011 Certification for High Standards of Quality Management

Certification Validates Fortinet's Commitment to Providing Global Customer Base With World-Class Quality

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that the company has received recertification to the ISO 9001:2011 Quality Management Systems standard. The recertification applies to Fortinet's Burnaby and Ottawa, Canada locations, which represent key research and development centers for the company for activities such as hardware and software design and development, the FortiGuard® Network services, technical documentation and manufacturing operations.

The certification scope of the Quality Management System includes the design, development and manufacturing of network security products and the delivery of associated security services and support. As the most recognized quality standard in the world, ISO 9001:2011 is essential for corporations with international presence, as it provides a universal language to communicate to vendors, partners and customers worldwide about a company's adherence to a high standard of quality. ISO 9001:2011 certification is a validation of Fortinet's commitment to the utmost level of quality for its world-class customer base.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a globally recognized quality standards board that requires the development, manufacturing and supply of products and services to be more efficient and safe. ISO 9001:2011 provides the requirements for a quality management system (QMS), which is a framework for an organization to control its processes in order to achieve objectives including customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance and continual improvement.

"ISO 9001:2011 certification provides assurance to Fortinet's global customer base that all aspects of the development and manufacturing of products are meeting the strict guidelines for quality set forth by the ISO and required by our customers," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. "Business excellence, innovative products, and customer and business partner satisfaction are paramount to us and are now more easily validated with this important management system certification."

Delivered via its flagship family of FortiGate® appliances, Fortinet provides a flexible platform that enables enterprises and service providers of all sizes to consolidate critical security technology and services to enhance network protection and reduce total cost of ownership. These ASIC-accelerated security appliances integrate essential security applications and services, including antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up-to-date by Fortinet's FortiGuard Network, which provides regular updates that help ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic -- around the clock and around the world. FortiGate appliances are complemented by an array of messaging, management and analysis systems and end-point security solutions.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

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