Leading analyst firm data identifies Fortinet as security market leader

Fortinet has shipped more than two million appliances since inception to global customers looking for the very best in cyber threat protection.

Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks Unlimited

Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks Unlimited

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) – the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today highlighted results from International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker report, revealing that Fortinet has shipped more than two million security appliances since the company's founding in 2000.

In addition, IDC reports Fortinet has shipped more security appliances each year than any other vendor since 2013, and has the largest market share of combined appliance shipments since 2012.

This important data reinforces Fortinet's strategy to provide customers across the globe with the most robust platform of integrated, high-performance cyber security solutions, from the data centre to the cloud and everything in between.

IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker highlights (2015Q1):

* 2 014 325 Fortinet security appliances shipped since 2004;
* 1 148 916 Fortinet security appliances shipped since 2012; Fortinet shipped 124% units versus its next closest competitor;
* Fortinet shipped 139% units versus its next closest competitor in 2013;
* Fortinet shipped 168% units versus its next closest competitor in 2014; and
* Fortinet shipped 171% units versus its next closest competitor in the first quarter of 2015.

"Breaking the two million units shipped milestone is an important win for Fortinet," said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO of Fortinet. "Results like these are not only a reflection of our growth, expansion and market share gains, they also demonstrate the hard work, talent and dedication that our employees and partners bring to work every day, as we strive to make Fortinet the number one leader in the cyber security industry."

A deeper look into the IDC report shows Fortinet has been gaining both revenue and shipment market share in the data centre, enterprise and SME market segments. Fortinet attributes this ongoing market momentum to a strong customer focus, return on its sales and marketing investments, partner momentum and continuous best-of-breed technology innovation.

Recent innovations such as its high-performance Internal Segmentation Firewall (ISFW) solutions further enhance Fortinet's broad security platform by providing additional protection for key data and resources housed inside the network. Backed by Fortinet's FortiGuard Lab's leading threat intelligence and research team, only Fortinet can protect organisations from cyber threats at every possible entry point to the network.

More information on the IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker can be found here: http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=38

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