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Fortinet Appoints New Channel Manager for Australia & New Zealand

  • 21 September, 2007 15:16

<p>Fortinet® – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced the appointment of Timothy Strachan as Channel Sales and Distribution Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Strachan will be responsible for developing Fortinet’s channel partner program in Australia and New Zealand, including assisting systems integration partners to build their business by offering unified threat management solutions and managed security services.</p>
<p>Mr. Strachan joins Fortinet from Lan 1, where he was most recently product manager covering data security. Prior to this, he was National Sales Manager for the PC Division of TPG, and in channel sales roles at Epson.</p>
<p>Charles Cote, Country Manager for Fortinet Australia and New Zealand commented, “Timothy has a lot of experience dealing with channels and partners, and we believe that he is the right man to run our recently launched FortiPartner Program, which already has 55 partners in Australia, and 5 in New Zealand. Timothy will show our partners how to build recurring revenue streams from security solutions.”</p>
<p>The FortiPartner Reseller Program aims to provide resellers with effective sales and marketing programs, tools, training and support services needed to ensure their business success. The FortiPartner Reseller Program is tiered into Platinum, Gold and Silver levels. The program delivers value to partner members by rewarding them for their commitment with a number of incentives for engaging with Fortinet on joint business opportunities. FortiPartner Reseller Program members also enjoy discounts on Fortinet products, direct access to Fortinet's sales and marketing support, technical certification and sales training, among other key benefits. Annual revenue, the number of certified sales and technology professionals, and lead generation events, among others, are criteria to determine which tier a reseller best belongs.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, 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 anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level 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 six times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com,
www.silverspan.com</p>

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