Fortinet Inc to Secure Black Hat Europe, the World’s Premiere Information Security Conference

Sophia Antipolis, France, November 2, 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 Black Hat Europe conference, taking place in Amsterdam, November 10-13.

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 relies on 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 Patrice Perche, vice president of international sales and support at Fortinet. “We are proud to be working with Black Hat to help ensure all business and personal data assets associated with the Black Hat Europe 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.”