Certification Validates Fortinet Commitment to Providing Global Customer Base with World-class Quality.
Fortinet® – the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat
management (UTM) solutions – today announced that the company has
received certification to the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems
standard. The certification applies to Fortinet’s Burnaby and Ottawa,
Canada locations, which represent key research and development centers
for the company for activities such as hardware and software design and
development, the FortiGuard® Network services, technical documentation
and manufacturing operations.
The certification scope of the Quality Management System includes the
design, development and manufacturing of network security products and
the delivery of associated security services and support. As the most
recognized quality standard in the world, ISO 9001:2000 is essential
for corporations with international presence, as it provides a
universal language to communicate to vendors, partners and customers
worldwide about a company’s adherence to a high standard of quality.
ISO 9001:2000 certification is a validation of Fortinet’s commitment to
the utmost level of quality for its world-class customer base.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in
Geneva, Switzerland, is a globally recognized quality standards board
that requires the development, manufacturing and supply of products and
services to be more efficient and safe. ISO 9001:2000 provides the
requirements for a quality management system (QMS), which is a
framework for an organization to control its processes in order to
achieve objectives including customer satisfaction, regulatory
compliance and continual improvement.
“ISO 9001:2000 certification provides assurance to Fortinet’s global
customer base that all aspects of the development and manufacturing of
products are meeting the strict guidelines for quality set forth by the
ISO and required by our customers,” said Ken Xie, founder, president
and CEO of Fortinet. “Business excellence, innovative products, and
customer and business partner satisfaction are paramount to us and are
now more easily attainable with this important management system
Delivered via its flagship family of FortiGate® appliances, Fortinet
provides a flexible platform that enables enterprises and service
providers of all sizes to consolidate critical security technology and
services to enhance network protection and reduce total cost of
ownership. These ASIC-accelerated security appliances integrate
essential security applications and services, including antivirus,
firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and
traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up-to-date by
Fortinet’s FortiGuard Network, which provides regular updates that help
ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from
email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other
unwanted network traffic – around the clock and around the world.
FortiGate appliances are complemented by an array of messaging,
management and analysis systems and end-point security solutions.