Fortinet is a provider of network security appliances that include firewalls, security gateways, and complementary products.

Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future.

Fortinet was founded in Sunnyvale, California in 2000 by brothers Ken and Michael Xie. The company was initially named Appligation Inc., then renamed to Appsecure in December 2000 and later renamed to Fortinet, based on the phrase "Fortified Networks." It spent two years in research and development, before introducing its first product in 2002. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices in Canada, Singapore, Argentina, Kuala Lumpur & Sydney.

Fortinet's portfolio of security gateways, subscription services, and complementary products delivers a high level of network, content, and application security for enterprises of all sizes, managed service providers, and telecommunications carriers, while reducing total cost of ownership and providing a flexible, scalable path for expansion.

Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 350k customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.


Fortinet also runs the FortiGuard Labs internal security research team, which was founded in 2005. It has four research and development centers in Asia, as well as others in the US, Canada and France. Fortinet hosts a certification and training program with eight levels of NSE certification. It runs the Network Security Academy, which was founded in early 2016. It provides resources to universities teaching IT security classes.



  • Year founded: 2000
  • Funding Info: $89M in 3 funding rounds (Last funding type: Series E)- Fortinet has also acquired 10 other organization and made 4 investments to date!
  • Yearly Revenue: $1.495B (2017)
  • Employee Size: 1001-5000
  • Business Valuation: Mkt Cap: $12.07B as of Aug 4, 2018
  • City/Town: Sunnyvale
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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