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The Fortinet Advantage

Complete Content Protection

The evolving threat landscape
Fortinet delivers complete content protection for today鈥檚 evolving networks. Over the last 10 to 15 years, threats have transformed from connection-based to content-based. Traditional security technologies have not kept up with this evolution and cannot tell the difference between malicious and legitimate content.

Threats can enter your network from common applications like email and web browsers as well as the latest social networking tools. Today鈥檚 threats require complete content protection, which is more than simply identifying applications and allowing or denying the traffic. It is application control coupled with identity-based policy enforcement of all content.

Our high-performance unified threat management solutions provide the visibility you need to detect hidden threats within legitimate content, even from trusted sources and authorized applications. This unmatched protection means you can allow new applications into your network, but automatically block any malicious content or behavior.

Market Leadership

Fortinet is the market leader in unified threat management, delivering purpose-built solutions that improve performance, increase protection, and reduce costs. We secure the networks of more than 125,000 customers worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. Many of the largest and most successful organizations and service providers in the world rely on Fortinet technology to protect their networks and data, including:
  • 8 of the top 10 Fortune companies in Americas
  • 9 of the top 10 Fortune companies in EMEA
  • 9 of the top 10 Fortune companies in APAC
  • 7 of the top 10 Fortune telecommunications companies
  • 9 of the top 10 Fortune banking companies

Certified Protection

Rigorous 3rd party certifications validate the Fortinet approach to consolidated security
Fortinet is the only unified threat management vendor to earn certifications across all core security technologies. These independent certifications demonstrate our ability to consolidate multiple security technologies into a single device while still meeting the highest standards of performance and accuracy. Our certifications include:
  • 5 ICSA Labs security certifications
  • NSS UTM certification
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification
  • 12 Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards
  • IPV6 certification for FortiOS 4.0
  • Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 Augmented (EAL 4+) for FortiOS 4.0
  • FIPS PUB 140-2
  • NEBS Level 3

Unmatched Performance

Fortinet鈥檚 Purpose-built architecture delivers very high throughput with exceptionally low latency
Fortinet鈥檚 purpose built hardware and software provide industry-leading performance for the most demanding networking environments. We developed our integrated architecture specifically to provide extremely high throughput and exceptionally low latency. Our unique approach minimizes packet processing while accurately scanning the data for threats.

Custom FortiASIC™ processors deliver the power you need to detect malicious content at multi-Gigabit speeds. Other security technologies cannot protect against today鈥檚 wide range of content- and connection-based threats because they rely on general-purpose CPUs, causing a dangerous performance gap. FortiASIC processors provide the performance needed to block emerging threats, meet rigorous third-party certifications, and ensure that your network security solution does not become a network bottleneck.

Global Threat Research and Support

Our FortiGuard® Labs' global team of threat researchers continuously monitors the evolving threat landscape. The team of over 125 FortiGuard Labs researchers provides around the clock coverage to ensure your network stays protected. It delivers rapid product updates and detailed security knowledge, providing protection from new and emerging threats. Our FortiCare customer support organization provides global technical support for all Fortinet products, with support staff in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

The Fortinet Advantage: Consolidated security technologies, Hardware-accelerated performance, and Global threat research and support

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Quick Facts

Year Founded


Stock Symbol


Fortinet IPO: Nov 2009


Sunnyvale, California

Number of Employees


Financial Highlights

FY12 Revenue: $534M

$841M cash and no debt

Q3-2013 Revenue: $155M


First Product Release

May 2002

Units Shipped to Date



170,000+ customers

Market Leadership

3rd Largest Network Security Appliance Vendor


149 patents issued

108 patents pending

Industry Accolades

200+ awards, including:

Security Product of the Year

Best Integrated Security Appliance

Best UTM

Best IPS solution

Top Mid-market Solution

2006 Technology Pioneer

5 ICSA security certifications

NSS certified (UTM)

ISO 9001 certified

Corporate and Securities Counsel

Fenwick & West LLP

Mountain View, California


Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

San Jose, California