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Fortinet’s new ANZ Manager puts strong emphasis on channels

  • 17 August, 2005 10:12

<p>SYDNEY, August 17, 2005 – Fortinet – the confirmed market leader in Unified Threat Management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based antivirus firewall systems for real-time network protection – has appointed data security specialist Steve Clack as Manager, Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Steve was previously Channel Director ANZ for Trend Micro and he is a former UK Sales Director for McAfee. He was also Director of a secure networking company in the UK, and UK Managing Director of a web-based customer service solutions provider.</p>
<p>Steve says: “Fortinet has an industry-acclaimed product in what IDC says is the fastest growing segment of the security market. By 2008, IDC projects the UTM security system category will consist of a majority of the $3.45 billion market – outpacing the traditional firewall/VPN appliances sector – with 58% of the overall share.</p>
<p>“My top priorities will include channels development, with a strong focus on bringing new resellers on board, supporting end users and generating leads for our partners. I intend to build closer relationships with our resellers and distributors, and through these, with the user base.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management market. The company’s award-winning FortiGate™ series of ASIC-accelerated antivirus firewalls, winner of the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award from Network Computing Magazine and the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall Product of the Year, are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time – without degrading network performance. FortiGate systems are the only security products that are quadruple-certified by the ICSA (antivirus, firewall, IPSec, NIDS), and deliver a full range of network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies, Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
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<p>For more information
Steve Clack, Fortinet
(02) 8923 2557
sclack@fortinet.com</p>
<p>David Frost, PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
(02) 4341 5021
davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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