Former Microsoft Executive Bill Neukom Joins Fortinet's Board

Former Microsoft Executive Bill Neukom Joins Fortinet's Board of
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the appointment of Bill Neukom to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Neukom is a well-respected technology company executive with
experience helping scale high-growth organizations. He began
representing Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) upon its move to Seattle in
1979 when it had just 12 employees. He joined the company in 1985 to
form its Law and Corporate Affairs department and served as its chief
legal officer until his retirement in 2002 as an Executive Vice
President. Mr. Neukom's diverse business experience also includes
serving as the managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants
Major League Baseball team and currently serving as the founder and
CEO of the World Justice Project, an organization dedicated to
strengthening the Rule of Law globally. Mr. Neukom holds a B.A.
degree from Dartmouth College and an L.L.B. degree from Stanford Law
"We are pleased that Bill has joined the Fortinet team and look
forward to his valuable contributions as we continue on our growth
path with the goal of being among the largest and most well respected
network security companies in the world," said Ken Xie, founder,
president and CEO of Fortinet. "Having been part of one of the
grandest technology success stories in history, Bill's experience
speaks for itself and illustrates his understanding of how to
contribute to diverse organizations." 
"I am impressed with Fortinet's success story so far -- consistently
innovating and delivering exceptional network security products,"
said Mr. Neukom. "I am proud to join Fortinet's Board and look
forward to applying my experience and guidance toward helping the
company scale and reach its objectives."  
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worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader
in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription
services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection
against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security
infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers
and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012
Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers
ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of
security designed to help protect against application and network
threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure
the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the
core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered
in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.  
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