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Founded more than 20 years ago in Sunnyvale, California, Fortinet continues to be a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. Securing people, devices, and data everywhere is our mission. To that end, our portfolio of over 50 enterprise-grade products is the largest integrated offering available, delivering proven cybersecurity everywhere you need it. More than 680,000 customers trust Fortinet solutions, which are among the most deployed, most patented, and most validated in the industry. 

Global Customer Base
Q2 2023 Billings
(as of June 30, 2023)
Global Patents
(as of June 30, 2023)
Broad, Integrated Portfolio of
Enterprise Cybersecurity Products
Strong Analyst Validation
Enterprise Analyst Report Inclusions
Units Shipped
(as of June 30, 2023)
Fortinet Security Fabric Diagram

Secure Networking, Cybersecurity Platform, and Operational Technology Security

Our product offerings are designed to converge networking and security into a single secure networking solution, consolidate point products into an integrated platform, and deliver OT-aware features to secure operational technology environments. This enables automated protection, detection, and response along with consolidated visibility across both Fortinet solutions and a broad ecosystem of over 500 third-party solutions. Fortinet holds 948 U.S. patents—nearly three times more than comparable network security vendors—a testament to our dedication to organic innovation that delivers industry-leading cybersecurity and networking solutions. The vast majority of Fortinet’s R&D is based in North America and the company has support and centers of excellence across the globe.

Fortinet delivers consolidation, convergence, and OT-aware security via the Fortinet Security Fabric, which connects and applies threat intelligence to Fortinet products and our open ecosystem of over 500 solutions from over 350 vendors.

Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence

FortiOS, Fortinet’s flagship operating system, is organically built on a common management and security framework and uniquely enables the convergence of networking and security. FortiOS also serves as the foundation of the Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest performing and most expansive cybersecurity platform.

Fortinet is the only security vendor to develop and build custom security processing units (SPUs). These purpose-built ASICs offer the best price/performance and value in the industry with Security Compute Ratings that are far higher than other vendors.

Every day, FortiGuard Labs uses one of the most effective and proven AI and ML systems in the industry to process and analyze more than 100 billion events, sending actionable real-time threat intelligence to immediately increase defenses against even zero day threats.

The unique combination of FortiOS, purpose-built SPU technology, and AI-powered threat intelligence delivers superior protection driven by our commitment to cybersecurity innovation and excellence.

More Than Just Technology Innovation

As a cybersecurity leader, we believe that it is our duty to help make the world a safer and more sustainable place. That is why, beyond our commitment to cybersecurity and networking technology innovation, we strive to:

  • Reduce the environmental footprint of our technology with a commitment to ensure each generation of our products consumes less energy, while promoting responsible business across our value chain
  • Eliminate the global cybersecurity skills shortage by maintaining one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry with a focus on diversifying talent
  • Foster cooperation against cybercrime through partnerships that help shape the future of cyber-threat mitigation and by sharing actionable threat intelligence between public and private organizations. 

Industry Leadership and Stable Growth

Fortinet is led by a strong management team with deep experience in networking and security and is helmed by Ken Xie and Michael Xie, co-founders of Fortinet. The executive leadership team also benefits from the strategic guidance, oversight, and governance from its board of directors and Public Sector Advisory Council, which advises on some of the world’s most critical cybersecurity challenges across the breadth of the public sector—both within the U.S. and internationally​.

With decades of stability, Fortinet is the only cybersecurity company listed in both the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500. Fortinet is also included in the Fortune 500 list, has made numerous appearances on Fortune Magazine’s listing of 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and has been nominated to Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies List.