Fortinet Inc Wins “Company of the Year” from the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA)

Company Takes Top Honors at the 2014 Technology Impact Awards

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 10, 2014 − Fortinet® (NASDAQ:FTNT) − a world leader in high-performance network security − today announced it was named “Company of the Year” at this year’s Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), which was hosted by the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) and held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 5, 2014. For more than two decades, the Technology Impact Awards have awarded top companies and innovation.

Fortinet was founded in 2000 and is a worldwide provider of enterprise network security appliances. Fortinet’s top priority is innovation, and the company’s Burnaby, BC workforce includes a research and development team that consists of 500 developers and engineers, which complements the company’s R&D teams elsewhere and the company’s overall workforce of 2,500 employees.

Accepting the award on behalf of Fortinet was Michael Anderson, Vice President of Global Support and Services.

“It’s truly an honor to see Fortinet’s success, its work environment and great employees recognized by BCTIA as Company of the Year,” said Michael Anderson, Vice President of Global Support and Services for Fortinet. “We’ve made great strides as a company in Canada this year, including expanding our partnership with Willis College in Ottawa to create new jobs and being named to Business in Vancouver’s list of the Top 100 tech companies in BC. We look forward to expanding our presence in Canada over the coming years.”

“Fortinet is a perfect example of a home grown, global success story,” said Bill Tam, president and CEO for BCTIA. “The company consistently invests significant resources in research and development and has a proven track record for developing award-winning network security solutions that are successfully deployed around the world. As an anchor company that is training the tech leaders that will build the successful enterprises of tomorrow, I firmly believe Fortinet is poised to continue to be the security innovation leader in the years ahead, and we congratulate and thank them for their contributions.”