|Traded as||NASDAQ: FTNT|
|Industry||Network security & Computer security|
|Founder||CEO: Ken Xie
CTO: Michael Xie
|Headquarters||Sunnyvale, California, United States|
|Products||FortiGate UTM, Next Generation Firewall, Firewalls, Antivirus, Intrusion-prevention system, Antispyware, Antispam, VPN, Wireless security, Application Control, Web Filtering|
|Revenue||US $1.01 billion (2015)|
|US $14.8 million (2015)|
|US $8 million (2015)|
|Total assets||US $1.27 billion (2015)|
|Total equity||US $755.38 million (2015)|
Number of employees
|Slogan||Real Time Network Protection|
Fortinet is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It develops and markets cybersecurity software, appliances and services, such as firewalls, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and endpoint security, among others. It is the fourth-largest network security company by revenue.
Fortinet was founded in 2000 by brothers Ken and Michael Xie. It raised about $93 million in funding by 2004 and introduced ten FortiGate appliances. That same year was the beginning of a recurring patent dispute between Fortinet and Trend Micro. The company went public in 2009, raising $156 million through an initial public offering. Throughout the 2000s, Fortinet diversified its product lines, adding products for wireless access points, sandboxing, and messaging security, among others.
Fortinet was founded in Sunnyvale, California in 2000 by brothers Ken and Michael Xie. The founders had previously served in executive positions at NetScreen and ServGate respectively. 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.
Fortinet raised $13 million in private funding from 2000 to early 2003. An additional $30 million in financing was raised in August 2003, followed by $50 million in March 2004, reaching a total of $93 million in funding. According to Fortinet, its revenues grew ten-fold from 2002 to 2003. Its first channel program was established in October 2003. Westcon Canada started distributing FortiGate products in Canada in December 2003, which was followed by Norwood Adam in the UK in February 2004. The reseller program was re-organized in January 2006 and named "SOC in a BOX". By 2004 Fortinet had offices in Asia, Europe and North America.
In October 2005, a study by OpenNet found that Fortinet's appliances were being used for internet censorship in Myanmar. Fortinet said its products are sold by third party resellers and it respects US embargoes, however photographs were found of a Fortinet salesperson with Burma's Prime Minister.
A German Linux programmer from GPLviolations.org obtained a preliminary injunction against Fortinet's UK subsidiary in April 2005, due to allegations that the company was using encryption to hide its use of Linux kernels that are subject to a General Public License (GPL). The license's terms require disclosure of the source code. The following month Fortinet agreed to make its source code for GPL-licensed elements available upon request, modified its licensing terms and made other changes, ending the dispute.
In May 2004, Trend Micro filed a legal complaint against Fortinet alleging that its antivirus technology infringed Trend Micro's patents on methods for scanning email and internet traffic. That August the International Trade Commission ruled against Fortinet, prohibiting the sale of effected products. Fortinet said Trend Micro's patents were too broad, but it complied with the ruling. Fortinet and Trend Micro reached an agreement with undisclosed terms in January 2006 and Fortinet modified its antivirus products to avoid Trend Micro's patents.
A few years later, an attorney from the International Trade Commission filed an opinion for another case that said he felt the related patents from Trend Micro were invalid. Fortinet made a new legal filing and in December 2010, the US Patent and Trademark Office declared the patents as invalid.
In December 2013 Fortinet sued Sophos under allegations that it was poaching Fortinet employees and infringing on Fortinet patents. The legal dispute was settled two years later in mediation with non-disclosed terms.
In 2008, Fortinet researchers said a Facebook widget from Zango had tricked more than three million users into downloading malicious spyware under the guise of telling users their secret crush. Zango denied the allegations, saying their software was opt-in.
In late 2008, Fortinet acquired the database security and auditing intellectual property of IPLocks, and extended job offers to the company's 28 employees. It acquired the intellectual property and other assets of Woven Systems, an ethernet switching company, in August 2009. According to IDC, by this time it was the largest unified threat management vendor, with a 15.4 percent market-share. The company had been growing steadily and became profitable after losing money from 2004 - 2007. Fortinet was also rising in CRN Magazine's survey-based annual report card (ARC), reaching first place in 2009.
In November 2009, Fortinet had an initial public offering. It was planning to raise $52.4 million through the sale of 5.8 million shares. Many stockholders also sold their shares simultaneously. Just before the first day of trading, Fortinet increased the share price from $9 to $12.50 and the price increased in the market to $16.62 by the end of the first day of trading, raising $156 million in financing.
By 2010, Fortinet had $324 million in annual revenues. That November, Bloomberg covered rumors that IBM was considering acquiring the company, which Fortinet denied. In December 2012, Fortinet acquired XDN (formerly known as 3Crowd), which provided an app-hosting service called CrowdDirector. In 2013 Fortinet acquired Coyote Point, an application delivery company, for an undisclosed sum. Coyote had 1,800 employees and $534 million in annual revenue.
Fortinet made changes to its reseller program in July 2013, in order to provide financing and other options for small managed security service vendors. Recently some resellers have complained that Fortinet is competing with its own resellers, whereas Fortinet says it does not do any direct sales.
Fortinet founded the Cyber Threat Alliance with Palo Alto Networks in 2014, in order to share security threat data across vendors. It was joined by McAfee and Symantec later that year. In May 2015, Fortinet acquired the Silicon Valley-based Wi-Fi hardware company, Meru Networks, for $44 million. In late 2015, Fortinet security researchers demonstrated a Fitbit hack that gained access through Bluetooth, then allowed the hacker into synchronized devices.
In June 2016, Fortinet acquired an IT security, monitoring and analytics software vendor, AccelOps for about $28 million. According to ZDNet, the company was best known for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products, products which analyze hardware and software security alerts.
Fortinet develops and markets IT security and networking hardware and software. It is best known for the FortiGate family of security appliances, which combine many cybersecurity functions. According to a 2015 report by IT analyst firm The Dell'Oro Group, Fortinet had an eight percent market-share of the IT security appliance market by revenue in 2014, up from 2.9 percent in 2012. This makes it the fourth-largest vendor in the industry. According to Fortinet, its users are 35% small businesses, 28% enterprises and 37% large companies.
Fortinet products include the following categories:
Fortinet's flagship product line is the FortiGate family of unified threat management physical and virtual appliances, which include a number of security features like firewalls, intrusion prevention, web-filters and protection from malware or spam. The family includes products for small businesses and branch offices like the FortiGate 20 and appliances for large enterprises, data centers and internet service providers, like the FortiGate-5000. It also sells products like the Fortigate-5001B, which is a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), something Gartner defines as being a product that combines firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and other security features in a single appliance.
Fortinet's first product was the FortiGate 3000, released in October 2002, which had a throughput of 3 gigabytes per second (GB/s). The 5000 family was released two years later. According to The International Directory of Company Histories, Fortinet's early products for small businesses and branch offices, were well received by the industry. A review in PC Magazine gave the FortiGate 100 network security and VPN appliance five out of five stars, though PC Magazine gave it only three stars. Network Magazine said the cost difference between a Fortinet appliance and purchasing each security function separately was "stunning," however it said Fortinet's spam tools were not as good as those from specialized anti-spam vendors.
Fortinet continued to release new controllers, features, and FortiGate firewalls for business of different sizes. Infoworld said the FortiGate 500 and 800 were easy to setup and was effective in a lab environment at detecting security threats. The publication gave it 8.1 out of ten stars. A review by Business Communications Review said the FortiGate 3000 was easy to configure and had good call quality, but its reliability was "problematic" and the security settings required excessive manual configuration for outbound calls. According to Federal Computer Week, the FortiGate 3600 appliance was effective and its user interface was easy to use. A lab test by Network Computing said it blocked 100% of security threats and was its top choice for "bang for the buck," but ranked it as a close second to the NetScreen ISG2000, which it said had slightly better technical performance. The FortiGate 3200D tied for first place in a test by NSS Labs on an "overall security-effectiveness assessment" and was the best performing product in a real-world test that mimics a data center environment. In a 2008 comparative review done by CRN, the publication said the FortiGate 1000A was "one of the most comprehensive" unified threat management appliances. It noted that Fortinet built its own appliances using dedicated security semiconductors, whereas most vendors use generic OEM parts. It ranked the FortiGate 1000A in second place, behind a WatchGuard product, giving it 4-5 stars in each category that was evaluated.
In early 2013, Fortinet introduced a family of firewall products for internal networks that relies heavily on special-purpose ASICs. The FortiGate virtual appliance was later added to the Amazon Web Services in 2014. In April 2016, Fortinet announced the Fortinet Security Fabric, which is intended to allow third-party devices to share information with Fortinet appliances and software through APIs. It also introduced the FortiGate 6040E 320Gbit/s firewall, which includes the new CP9 ASIC that takes on some processing tasks from the main CPU, and was used in future FortiGate releases.
- Virtual versions of its appliances
- The FortiOS operating system used in all of Fortinet's products
- The FortiGuard subscription that provides security updates
- The FortiManager data center management software
- The FortiAnalyzer product family for logging, analysis and reporting
- More than one dozen other products for switching, web security, desktops, messaging, VOIP services, DNS, user authentication and other applications'
FortiManager was first introduced in April 2003. That December, Fortinet released FortiOS 2.8, which added 50 new features to the operating system. The FortiClient VPN software was first released in April 2004. The operating system has been continually updated throughout the years. In October 2010, Fortinet released virtual software versions of its FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail appliances. It updated the FortiCloud management system in August 2015. A software-defined networking offering was introduced in September 2015.
Fortinet produces and markets a database security and compliance product called FortiDB, which helps users manage security policies and vulnerabilities for databases. The product family was first started in 2008 with the FortiDB 100B. The FortiDB 1000C got 5/5 stars in SC Magazine and the FortiDB 1000D got 4 and three quarters out of five stars in the same magazine.
The first FortiMail messaging security product and FortiGuard antispam product were released in February 2005. The FortiMail 400B and FortiMail 200D each received five out five stars by SC Magazine. FortiWeb also produces the FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF), which focuses on security threats common to web applications and helps offload certain tasks from web-servers.
FortiClient is an endpoint security product for desktops, phones, and other devices. It includes functions like anti-virus, malware protection, web filtering and VPN services. It received five out of five stars in PC Magazine. The publication noted that the software was free and could be used even without Fortinet products. It got high scores for phishing and malware detection, but was less effective at blocking new malicious URLs. A 2013 review of FortiClient 5.0 in SC Magazine gave it 4 and three quarters stars out of five. It said FortiClient was easy to implement and use, but many of its features required FortiGate appliances to be effective.
Networking and wireless
Fortinet produces and markets wireless versions of its flagship FortiGate product called FortiWifi. Fortinet released the FortiWiFi 60 wireless access point in March 2004. The FortiWiFi 60 was the most expensive out of similar wireless units tested by VARBusiness, but also the most feature-rich and effective, according to the publication's review. SC Magazine gave the FortiWifi-40c 4.5 out of 5 stars. The publication said the appliance was affordable for small-office environments, but advanced configuration had a learning curve. and introduced a new family of cloud-based wireless access points, in August 2015.
Fortinet also sells application delivery controllers, which perform tasks like load-balancing to off-load the demand on web-servers. The first Forti ADC (Application Delivery Controller) family was released in August 2013. This was followed by the FortiDDoS product family in March 2014. The FortiSwitch family of ethernet switches came out in 2009.
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.
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