Fortinet® – the pioneer and leading provider of
unified threat management (UTM) solutions – today announced broadened worldwide
access to its Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator (FCNSA) and
Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional (FCNSP) certification programs
through the selection of Pearson VUE as the exclusive test center provider for
Fortinet certification exams. Fortinet is also adding two new training programs
for its FortiMail™ multi-layered e-mail security and FortiDB™ database
vulnerability appliances.



Pearson VUE, a global leader in
computer-based testing, operates a network of test
centers in 162 countries and is part of Pearson plc, the world’s leading
educational company. Through its relationship with Pearson VUE, Fortinet offers
channel partners and customers worldwide greater ease, convenience and
standardization in gaining FCNSA and FCNSP certification to expertly deploy and
manage Fortinet’s security appliance solutions. Individuals pursuing Fortinet
certification can now register for exams in one of the thousands of Pearson VUE
testing centers located around the world.

Through Fortinet’s certification
programs, individuals validate their expertise in the management of day-to-day
operations of FortiGate®, FortiManager™ and FortiMail security appliances; the
installation and configuration of features and functionality; and their
understanding of the entire Fortinet product family of services and hardware.
The number of FCNSA and FCNSP-certified individuals now exceeds 3,500
worldwide.

“Fortinet is leveraging a
high-quality channel network to provide world-class products, services and
support to our customers around the world. Fortinet’s recognized FCNSA and
FCNSP certifications are a critical element of our channel program along with
sales

and technical support and joint
marketing,” said Rob Rashotte, worldwide training director at Fortinet. “By
partnering with Pearson VUE and offering additional training courses, we’re
making it easier for partners to become experts on the Fortinet product line
and to be certified in a premier education and testing environment.”

New Training Programs

Fortinet is adding two new training
programs to meet the demand for greater knowledge of its email and database
security appliances:

  • The “FortiMail Email Filtering” course, available now,
    is a two-day hands-on classroom session which provides a comprehensive
    understanding of the administration and maintenance of Fortinet’s FortiMail
    secure messaging platform as well as the configuration of product features for
    optimized protection against advanced email threats.
  • The “FortiDB” course, to be offered in 1Q09, is a
    workshop designed to provide the skills necessary to implement Fortinet’s new database
    security solution. The FortiDB appliance provides scalable levels of database
    security vulnerability assessment and compliance policy solutions.

The FortiDB and FortiMail courses
will be followed later in 2009 with certification assessment exams to validate
the skills and knowledge of individuals installing and configuring these
products.

In addition, Fortinet introduced in
EMEA a new training course titled the “Troubleshooting Training Content”, which
provides instruction on support procedure, VPN, anti-spam and URL filtering,
policy routing and High Availability (HA) issues as well as the transparent
mode. This hands-on training, based on real case studies, is performed in
Fortinet’s EMEA headquarters’ labs in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Fortinet Certification Programs are
based on a comprehensive suite of professional technical training courses
available to users and resellers at one of Fortinet’s Authorized Training
Centers (ATC). In addition, Fortinet offers a complete sales training program online
and onsite to help resellers acquire the necessary knowledge to provide
value-added services to end customers.

For more information on Fortinet
certification testing or to register for a Fortinet exam, please go to Pearson
VUE’s website: www.pearsonvue.com/fortinet.
For additional details on Fortinet’s training and certification or to find a local
Fortinet Authorized Training
Center, please go to: http://www.fortinet.com/support/training.html.

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