Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen,

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM).

Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats.

Fortinet systems integrate the industry's broadest suite of security technologies, including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS), Web filtering, antispam, and traffic shaping, all of which can be deployed individually to complement legacy solutions or combined for a comprehensive threat management solution.

The company complements these solutions with an array of management, analysis, e-mail, database and end-point security products.

Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications.