Fortinet Announces Appointment of Ahmed Rubaie as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Fortinet Announces Appointment of Ahmed Rubaie as Chief Financial Officer and 
Chief Operating Officer 
Proven Executive and Former CFO of Ariba Joins Network Security
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Rubaie as the Company's Chief
Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  
Mr. Rubaie is a highly accomplished executive with extensive
financial, operational and global business management experience. He
most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer of Ariba Inc., a leading cloud-based business to business
commerce company that was acquired by SAP in October 2012. Mr. Rubaie
joined Ariba in August 2008, and played a key role on the management
team in building a high-growth and highly-profitable recurring global
business. He was engaged in all areas of the business and helped
contribute to significant growth and an increase in shareholder
value, with Ariba's equity market capitalization increasing from
approximately $400 million to over $4 billion at the time of the
company's sale.  
"Fortinet underwent a diligent and thorough selection process for
this important executive management position. It was critical that we
identified and hired the right candidate to partner with me as we
execute against our strategy to leverage and enhance Fortinet's
position as a leading network security company and to achieve our
long-term goal of more than $1 billion in annual sales," said Ken
Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. "I couldn't be more
pleased that we were able to land an executive with Ahmed's global
experience and proven track record of delivering results as a finance
and operational leader in technology and multiple other sectors. His
accomplishments include driving strong growth and profitability, in
addition to scaling large global organizations. Ahmed also brings a
very strong passion, leadership experience and integrity to his work,
which makes him an ideal fit for Fortinet."  
Prior to Ariba, Mr. Rubaie spent nearly eight years at Avery Dennison
(NYSE: AVY), a manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, where he
held various senior finance positions,
 the last one being a global
division CFO where he was involved in all aspects of the
multi-billion dollar business. Mr. Rubaie also spent nearly six years
in various global finance leadership roles at BHP Billiton (NYSE:
BHP), a large natural resource company. Prior to his corporate
experience, he spent six years in public accounting with both Coopers
& Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Rubaie holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Economics and Management from Albion College and a J.D.
degree from University of Detroit School of Law. 
"I am very excited to be joining Fortinet at a pivotal point in the
company's growth journey," said Mr. Rubaie. "Fortinet has established
a strong leadership position in the network security market, and it
has a proven track record of success and differentiated innovation. I
believe there is a tremendous opportunity for me to leverage my
financial and operational executive leadership experience to help the
company deliver world-class execution and achieve its short and
long-term growth targets."  
About Fortinet ( 
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a 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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Investor Contact: 
Michelle Spolver 
Fortinet, Inc.
Media Contact:
Chris McKie
Fortinet, Inc. 
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