SOURCE: Fortinet


October 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Fortinet Recognizes Top Partners and Distributors at Global Partner Conference

Awards Recognize Partners' and Distributors' Commitment to Fortinet and for Successfully Meeting the Network Security Business Requirement of End Users

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the winners of this year's top partner and distributor awards. This year's award ceremony was held at the company's Global Partner Conference, which is currently taking place in Hollywood, Florida. Fortinet's Global Partner Conference awards recognize the outstanding achievements drawn from the company's distributors and resellers around the world. This year's conference attendance was Fortinet's largest, encompassing more than 500 distributors and resellers from 63 countries.

This year's award winners are:

  • FortiHero - Global Partner of the Year: Dimension Data

  • Top Resellers: Apollo Information Systems (U.S.); GTLink (LATAM); Telefonica (EMEA); Wipro Limited (APAC)

  • Top Distributors: Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) & FineTec (U.S.); CLA Direct (LATAM); Sidin (EMEA); IT DC (APAC)

  • VIP Partners: Infogressive (U.S.); Precicom (Canada); Telefonica (LATAM); Siemens Enterprise Communications (EMEA); NCS (APAC)

  • Rookies of the Year: Carousel (U.S. & Canada); Arcon (LATAM); Telindus (EMEA); GCOM (APAC)

"Congratulations to this year's award winners and thank you to all of our dedicated partners and distributors who have helped to make Fortinet a leading provider of network security solutions," said Ken Xie, co-founder, President and CEO of Fortinet. "As we look back on our success this past year, we recognize that it could not have been done without the dedicated commitment we have seen from our partners."

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About Fortinet (
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 2010 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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