Middle East – 3 May 2010 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions – has won the Network Security Vendor of the Year award from Network World Middle East (NWME).

The awards ceremony was held on 27 April, 2010 in Dubai and honored both vendors and enterprises on their achievement in the creative development of enterprise networking as it improves corporate efficiency and profitability. The contenders of the vendor awards were evaluated based on the following criteria: market leadership; product innovation and technology strategy; breadth and depth of portfolio; and regional reach.
Bashar Bashaireh, Middle East regional director at Fortinet, said, “It is a great honor that NWME recognized Fortinet as the network security vendor of the year. This nomination is a testament to the technology innovation that Fortinet delivers through its solutions as well as our success in penetrating the Middle East market, specifically in the enterprise and telco segments.” 
According to Network World Middle East, more than ten submissions were received in the Network Security Vendor category with the final judgment being done based on the vendor that helped secure the unknown realm of an enterprise perimeter. 
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