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January 14, 2015 09:30 ET

Fortinet Recognizes Top 2014 Partners and Distributors at Global Partner Conference

Annual Awards Recognize Partners' and Distributors' Commitment to Successfully Meeting the Cyber Security Requirements of Customers Worldwide

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - January 14, 2015) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced the winners of its 2014 Partner and Distributor awards. This year's award ceremony was held at the company's Global Partner Conference, aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas cruise ship. Fortinet's Global Partner Conference awards recognize the outstanding achievements of the company's distributor and reseller partners from around the world. The attendance at this year's conference was Fortinet's largest, with representation from over 600 partner organizations and 91 countries.

This year, there are 19 awards that celebrate each of the core Fortinet partner competencies. The award winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to meeting customers' cyber security requirements, their market impact and exemplary use of Fortinet solutions.

"These prestigious award winners represent the best technology professionals our partner ecosystem has to offer," said Peter Brant, senior vice president of Americas sales and support at Fortinet. "The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards honor our top partners' ability to solve critical business challenges for our mutual customers, through a commitment to innovation and excellence. Congratulations to each winner on this incredible achievement."

The 2014 Fortinet Top Partner Award Winners

  • USA
    • Top Comeback Partner - High Point Solutions
    • Top Distributor - Finetec
    • Top Advanced Technology - Xiologix
    • Top Partner - CDW
  • CANADA
    • Co-Partner of the Year - Secure Sense Solutions
    • Co-Partner of the Year - Precicom
  • LATAM
    • Rookie of the Year - Columbus Business Solutions
    • New Technology Partner - Grupo Pegaso
    • Top Reseller - Claro/Telmex
    • Top Distributor - Westcon
  • EMEA
    • Top Rookie of the Year - Emircon
    • New Technology Partner - Antares
    • Top Reseller - Telefonica
    • Top Distributor - Exclusive Networks UK
  • APAC
    • Rookie of the Year - KBSL Information Technology Limited
    • New Technology Partner - Networld
    • Top Reseller - Fujitsu
    • Top Distributor - Spectrum Edge
  • The FortiHero Top Global Partner Award - NTT Communications/NTT Com Security/Dimension Data

About Fortinet's Global Partner Conference
Fortinet's annual Global Partner Conference (GPC) provides the Fortinet partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, Fortinet GPC presents an ideal setting for partners to take away valuable knowledge from their peers and from Fortinet. In addition, technology alliance partners sponsor a live tech expo highlighting their innovations and Fortinet implementations, providing the partner attendees an opportunity to learn about new ways to serve and meet their customers evolving security needs.
For more information on Fortinet's FortiPartner Program, please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/partners/partner_program/fpp.html

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 www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet blog or FortiGuard Labs

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