Fortinet Appoints Industry Veteran Luanne Tierney as Vice President of Marketing

Fortinet Appoints Industry Veteran Luanne Tierney as Vice President of Marketing 
Tierney to Lead Company's Marketing Efforts Designed to Accelerate
Sales Growth and Market Expansion 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today
announced that it has expanded its executive team with the
appointment of marketing industry veteran Luanne Tierney as Vice
President of Marketing. In this capacity, Tierney will be responsible
for the Company's corporate marketing strategy and operations, as
well as spearheading strategy and initiatives for Fortinet's field,
channel and social/digital marketing efforts.  
"We are pleased to have Luanne join Fortinet's executive leadership
team to help in our efforts to expand our market awareness, drive
growth and accelerate market share gains," said Ken Xie, CEO and
Founder of Fortinet. "Luanne brings a unique combination of
practicality coupled with a knack for being ahead of the curve in
finding innovative ways to extend the reach and impact of marketing.
She brings industry knowledge and a proven track record in
understanding the marketing dynamics that motivate customers, vendors
as well as partners." 
Tierney is renowned for her marketing innovation and ability to
connect marketing to sales growth, with hands-on knowledge of
go-to-market routes and business strategy. Most recently VP of Global
Partner Marketing at Juniper Networks, she has been recognized by
Forrester for delivering the most innovative partner marketing in the
industry for 2013. In her previous role at Cisco Systems, she created
the first industry global program that transitioned partners from
traditional marketing to social media. 
"I'm extremely excited to be working for a leading-edge, growth
company like Fortinet," said Tierney. "As a prior competitor, I
respected Fortinet as an industry innovator and its commitment to
delivering premier security solutions and groundbreaking security
performance. Fortinet's growth opportunity is undeniable, and I'm
looking forward to telling the Fortinet story and extending its
world-class brand through multiple marketing and sales enablement
About Fortinet 
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from
continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance
network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate
and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance
penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance
alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new
technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential
systems and content. Learn more at 
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Fortinet, Inc. 
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