SOURCE: Fortinet

Fortinet

February 22, 2010 12:00 ET

Fortinet's Kendra Krause Recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) -  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Kendra Krause, vice president of channel sales at Fortinet, was named a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. Also named a CRN Top Woman in the Channel in 2008 and 2009, Krause joined Fortinet in July 2007 and since that time has driven the creation of an industry-leading FortiPartner™ channel program.

"It's a tremendous honor to be named a CRN Channel Chief," said Kendra Krause, vice president of Channel Sales for Fortinet. "Receiving this recognition further validates Fortinet's commitment to, and investment in, our FortiPartner program this past year, despite the tumultuous economy. Perhaps most importantly, it also crystallizes our focus in 2010 to continue to help our partners create opportunities beyond just selling products -- but also innovative services and recurring sales opportunities -- that will make Fortinet the security vendor for partners to bet on."

For the eighth consecutive year, the Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offers tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010 issue.

For more information on the FortiPartner program, go to http://www.fortinet.com/partners/.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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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