Fortinet wins "Information Security Company of the Year" award at SC Congress Canada 2012

Security professionals recognise Fortinet based on product line strength, customer base, customer service, R&D, company growth and innovation.

Fortinet (FTNT) – a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced that the company won "Information Security Company of the Year" at SC Congress Canada 2012. The announcement was made at the exclusive SC Magazine Awards Gala, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, on Tuesday, 8 May.

To be considered for "Information Security Company of the Year", nominees had to be tried-and-true, longstanding companies that have been offering products and services to customers for at least three years.

Nominations came from all sectors. Industry judges reviewed a number of companies vying for this award and ultimately chose to present the award to Fortinet based on the company's product line strength, customer base, customer service/support, research and development, company growth, solvency and innovation.

This is the third SC Magazine award Fortinet has won this year. In February, the company's FortiGate-60C won the "Best UTM Security" award at SC Magazine's Reader's Trust awards, held in conjunction with the annual RSA conference in San Francisco. In May, the company's FortiGate-300C won "Best Integrated Security Solution" at SC Awards Europe 2012 that took place in London. And the company is currently nominated for a 2012 SC Magazine Australia "Vendor of the Year" award, which will be announced on 17 May at a private ceremony during the AusCERT conference, which is being held near Brisbane, Australia.

"We are honoured to be recognised by SC Magazine in Canada for our product breadth, customer service, and innovation," said Graham Bushkes, vice-president sales, Canada. "We have experienced tremendous growth and adoption by large Canadian enterprise customers due to performance-leading products and multilayered support programs."

Fortinet employs more than 500 employees in Canada, more than 30% of the company's entire workforce. The company's largest research facility is located in Burnaby outside of Vancouver, which also houses the largest data centre in western Canada. Fortinet helps protect the infrastructure of the Canadian government as well as major retailers, financial institutions and schools.

The mission of SC Awards Canada 2012 is to honour the achievements of companies and IT security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, their customers and critical data in Canada.

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