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Charles Cote Appointed Fortinet Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand

  • 01 February, 2007 10:01

<p>Fortinet – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced the appointment of Mr. Charles Cote as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Charles Cote will be responsible for developing and growing Fortinet's business with large enterprises, service providers, MSSP partners, Channel and Distribution in both Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>An industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in the computer networking and security industry, Charles Cote most recently worked for Extreme Networks as their Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Cote is an alumnus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.</p>
<p>In welcoming Charles Cote, Karl Soderlund, Fortinet Vice President for the Americas commented, “Charlie brings deep industry and market experience to Fortinet, and these attributes will be key to our expansion in both Australia and New Zealand. We welcome him to the team and wish him a very successful and rewarding time with Fortinet.”</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam--providing customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by the ICSA (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale , California .</p>
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<p>Fortinet is a registered trademark of Fortinet, Inc. Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiOS, FortiAnalyzer, FortiASIC, FortiAnalyzer, FortiCare, FortiManager, FortiWiFi, FortiGuard, FortiClient, and FortiReporter are trademarks of the Fortinet, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,</p>

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