Fortinet Inc (FTNT) Expands its Patent Portfolio to more than 200 Issued Patents

Leader in Cyber Security Solutions Drives Innovation with Patents Awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, that Represent Inventions Designed to Protect Organizations from Cyber Threats

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21, 2015 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced that it has expanded its patent portfolio to over 210 issued and allowed patents worldwide, and over 165 pending patent applications. Each patent represents a new and useful invention in cyber security that reflects Fortinet’s innovation, thought-leadership and dedicated to protecting organizations globally from cyber threats. In addition to the awarded and pending patents, Fortinet expects to file approximately 100 additional patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) before the end of 2015.

“As the cyber security landscape evolves, Fortinet will remain focused on continual innovation to provide our customers the best protection the industry can offer,” said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and president of Fortinet. “When considering the right security partner, it’s critical for companies to look past marketing hype, and to consider true indicators of innovation and solution efficacy. Not only is Fortinet being adopted rapidly by the most sophisticated enterprises, we also boast the most independent, third-party certifications for our solutions. Our strong patent portfolio provides yet another proof point of our innovation leadership and solution advantage. We intend to take additional steps to continue to grow and broaden our patent portfolio.”

Fortinet’s solid track record of innovation and protecting its intellectual property through patents include inventions related to:

  • Cloud based white-listing
  • Sandboxing
  • Security and Network Virtualization
  • Next Generation Firewalls
  • Solutions to prevent distributed denial of service attacks
  • Advanced Network Content Processing
  • Content Filtering
  • Network Management and Network Optimization
  • Advanced Load Balancing
  • Security Policy Enforcement and Remediation

Fortinet enterprise customers already benefit from the inventions underlying many of these new patents, which are included in Fortinet’s appliances and threat prevention services.