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July 20, 2015 09:00 ET

Fortinet Selected to Secure Black Hat USA, the World's Premiere Information Security Conference

Fortinet Chosen by Black Hat to Protect the Event Network and Provide the First Exclusive Showings of Black Hat's Network Operations Command Center

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - July 20, 2015) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, has been chosen by Black Hat to help secure the entire event network environment for attendees, participants and staff at the 2015 U.S. Black Hat conference, taking place in Las Vegas, August 1-6. Fortinet and Black Hat have also worked together to make their Network Operations Command (NOC) center available for exclusive showings throughout the show. For the first time in the show's history, select participants will be able to see how Fortinet's high-performance cybersecurity solutions help ensure that connectivity at the show is not sacrificed in the name of security.

As the host of some of the largest, most technical, premier information security conferences in the world, Black Hat takes security seriously, and has historically developed custom solutions to meet the demanding security requirements of the annual events. This year Black Hat turned to Fortinet hardware to help secure the event network, with an emphasis on best-in-class solutions to meet the show's stringent network security needs.

Black Hat is installing high-performance FortiGate firewalls to protect the entire event network, as well as FortiAP wireless access points in the event conference classrooms to help ensure participants have the continuous, high-performance and ultra-secure connectivity they need to maximize their experiences.

"Cyber attacks continue to grow in frequency and scope, and a large conference like Black Hat can be a successful target for cyber criminals if the event network isn't completely secure," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing products at Fortinet. "We are proud to be working with Black Hat to help ensure all business and personal data assets associated with the U.S. Black Hat event are protected."

Since its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown to be the most respected information security event series internationally, bringing together the best and brightest within the security community and providing a forum for security professionals to learn the very latest in information security risks, research and trends.

"Fortinet is a strong community member, participant and partner in our Black Hat conferences," said Steve Wyle, General Manager, Black Hat. "We're happy to be working with Fortinet this year and are confident that our attendees will have the security they expect, without sacrificing their data or connectivity."

About Black Hat
For more than 17 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, and are produced by UBM Tech. More information is available at: blackhat.com.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect 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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