Welcome!

News Feed Item

Fortinet Unveils New Network Security Expert Certification Program

Eight-Level Certification Aims to Give Partners, Customers and Security Professionals In-Depth Expertise on Full Range of Fortinet Network Security Products

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced a comprehensive new technical certification program, the Network Security Expert (NSE), that is designed to enable partners, customers and security professionals to demonstrate expertise on the full range of Fortinet's network security product offerings, while helping them to boost value and expand into new markets.

"We are pleased to unveil the Fortinet Network Security Expert certification, representing a new industry standard that sets the bar even higher for Fortinet's partners, customers and employees," said Joe Sykora, vice president of Americas sales operations and channels at Fortinet. "We have designed the new certification program to help enable participants to greatly expand upon their knowledge and expertise of Fortinet's expansive network security portfolio, and to better prepare them to enter untapped markets."

NSE Certification: Setting a New Standard
The new, eight-level certification Fortinet Network Security Expert certification is designed for all technical professionals interested in independent validation of their network security skills and experience. Open to everyone, including the entire partner community and 190,000+ Fortinet customers, the new program will enable participants to fully leverage the entirety of its network security platform and be recognized in the industry among an elite group of security professionals.

Altogether, NSE includes a wide range of self-paced and instructor led courses, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts. Topics range from survey-level courses at the lower levels to advanced architectural level subject matter at the high levels. The time commitment varies depending upon course level, with the highest levels requiring extensive experience and study. All of Fortinet's online courses are free to channel partners.

The new NSE program incorporates newly created content not covered in FCNSA and FCNSP certifications, and over time will eventually replace the existing certifications. Fortinet's current certifications FCNSA and FCNSP will remain in effect for one year following the NSE launch, with complete benefits for participants. After a year, participants will be required to update their certifications according to the terms of the new NSE program.

Expanding Partner Opportunities
For channel partners, the new program offers additional courses and higher levels of certifications that are designed to help them sell more products and provide higher levels of support. Among other things, an NSE certification is designed to help enable Fortinet partners to:

  • Leverage Fortinet's full range of network security products while consolidating solutions and reducing risk
  • Validate network security skills and experience
  • Accelerate sales and the ability to offer new services
  • Demonstrate value and a desire to stay up to date with technical skills to current and future employers

In addition, the NSE program also offers a number of tangible benefits for partners specific to their level, which include enhanced escalation, invitations to NSE-only events and public recognition.

Fortinet also supports college students and graduates looking to pursue network or security industry professions by working with educational institutions around the world. Fortinet provides these institutions with equipment, subscriptions and curriculum, among other things, which ultimately helps prepare them to meet NSE certification criteria.

"The launch of Fortinet's NSE program gives partners like Industry Retail Group (IRG) additional resources to further validate our network security expertise to customers," said Mike Luzio, CEO & president of IRG. "This kind of industry-wide recognition represents a tangible way to demonstrate industry expertise, which will help provide a competitive advantage when approaching new customers for both IRG and Fortinet."

The Fortinet NSE Advantage
Fortinet is a leading global provider of high-performance network security appliances, serving the majority of the Fortune Global 500 companies and boasting more than 190,000 customers worldwide. In 2013, the company surpassed Juniper as the third largest network security company in the world behind Cisco and Check Point, according to IDC.

For channel partners, service providers, and other network security professionals, the new industry-wide certification recognizes Fortinet's leadership position in network security and the pervasiveness of its products around the world that serve a large and rapidly growing customer base ranging from distributed offices to large carriers, data centers and multinational enterprises.

"Certification is an industry-wide validation and testament of technical skills," said John Grady, program manager for IDC's Security Products group. "Holders of specialized technical certifications are more employable and have higher earning potential than their non-certified counterparts. Further, Fortinet's Network Security Expert certification provides an important differentiator for partners, allowing them to demonstrate a diverse range of key skills to better service existing and new customers."

The new certification program is currently available. For more information, go to http://www.fortinet.com/training/nse.html.

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 enterprises, service providers 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 www.fortinet.com.

Copyright © 2014 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiAP, FortiDB, FortiVoice and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties, such as IDC, and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a warranty, guarantee, binding specification or other binding commitment by Fortinet, and performance and other specification information herein may be unique to certain environments. Nothing in this press release should be understood to imply that patent inventions or other technology referred to in this press release will be incorporated into Fortinet's products and Fortinet's expressly disclaims any obligation to do that. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties, such as expected benefits from Fortinet's new Network Security Expert Certification Program. Changes of circumstances, changes in market and competitive dynamics, product release delays, changes in product plans and other risks as stated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, located at www.sec.gov, may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this press release. If the uncertainties materialize prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

Media Contact:
Stefanie Hoffman
Fortinet, Inc.
408-486-5416
[email protected]

Investor Contact:
Michelle Spolver
Fortinet, Inc.
408-486-7837
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Cloud-based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. Nearly 40% of organizations have had to execute their BCDR plan due to a service disruption in the past two years. Zerto on IBM Cloud offer VMware and Microsoft customers simple, automated recovery of on-premise VMware and Microsoft workloads to IBM Cloud data centers.
Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cedexis will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cedexis is the leader in data-driven enterprise global traffic management. Whether optimizing traffic through datacenters, clouds, CDNs, or any combination, Cedexis solutions drive quality and cost-effectiveness.
Elon Musk is among the notable industry figures who worries about the power of AI to destroy rather than help society. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, embraces all that is going on. AI is most powerful when deployed across the vast networks being built for Internets of Things in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, healthcare, government and other sectors. Is AI transforming IoT for the good or the bad? Do we need to worry about its potential destructive power? Or will we...
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT, will provide a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help so...
IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Lennart Frantzell, a Developer Advocate with IBM, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing devel...
The last two years has seen discussions about cloud computing evolve from the public / private / hybrid split to the reality that most enterprises will be creating a complex, multi-cloud strategy. Companies are wary of committing all of their resources to a single cloud, and instead are choosing to spread the risk – and the benefits – of cloud computing across multiple providers and internal infrastructures, as they follow their business needs. Will this approach be successful? How large is the ...
What is the best strategy for selecting the right offshore company for your business? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, will discuss the things to look for - positive and negative - in evaluating your options. He will also discuss how to maximize productivity with your offshore developers. Before you start your search, clearly understand your business needs and how that impacts software choices.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp em...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
There is huge complexity in implementing a successful digital business that requires efficient on-premise and cloud back-end infrastructure, IT and Internet of Things (IoT) data, analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Applications. In the data center alone, there are physical and virtual infrastructures, multiple operating systems, multiple applications and new and emerging business and technological paradigms such as cloud computing and XaaS. And then there are pe...
Real IoT production deployments running at scale are collecting sensor data from hundreds / thousands / millions of devices. The goal is to take business-critical actions on the real-time data and find insights from stored datasets. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Walicki, Watson IoT Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud, will provide a fast-paced developer journey that follows the IoT sensor data from generation, to edge gateway, to edge analytics, to encryption, to the IBM Bluemix cloud, to Wa...