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  • 20 January 2016 12:22

Fortinet recognises Melbourne-based consulting firm Acurus as ‘Top 2015 Enhanced Technology Partner’ at global conference

Annual award recognises Acurus’ commitment to successfully meeting the cybersecurity requirements of customers in ANZ

SYDNEY, 19 January, 2016 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions - today announced that Melbourne-based Acurus was named its ‘Top 2105 Enhanced Technology Partner’ of the year for the Asia Pacific region. This year's award ceremony was held last week at the company's Global Partner Conference in Cancun, Mexico. Fortinet's Global Partner Conference awards recognise the outstanding achievements drawn from the company's distributors and resellers around the world. This year's conference attendance was Fortinet's largest, encompassing more than 1,200 partners from over 60 countries.

“Acurus has consistently shown innovation, technical expertise and superior customer service to their rapidly expanding customer base across the region,” says Jon McGettigan, Fortinet’s Senior Director Australia, NZ & South Pacific Islands. “They have excelled at solving enterprises’ security challenges by installing and configuring a wide variety of Fortinet’s high performance solutions in a cost-effective manner.”

“The Acurus - Fortinet partnership has delivered first-rate retail technology solutions for our customers,” says Jason Matser, Managing Director of Acurus, who received the award in person in Mexico. “The Fortinet platform has exceeded our customer’s initial requirements. This has given us the confidence so that we can continue to innovate. It is encouraging to know that we have a technology partner we can reply upon when implementing future retail solutions.”

“Our Partners are at the very heart of our delivery model and this award recognises the tremendous results that we have been able to achieve within our region,” says Genevieve White, Channel Sales Director – Australia for Fortinet. “Each Partner brings specialist knowledge and skills to the market and, together with Fortinet’s technology and support, provides an environment to innovate, enhance and deliver world-class network security solutions.”

“Fortinet’s support has been a premium experience,” continues Matser. “In addition to the technology, their attention to detail has been unwavering. Acurus is delighted that we've won the Enhanced Tech Partner of the year award for APAC. We're excited to build upon this solid vendor partnership in the upcoming months and into the future.”

Acurus is a rapidly growing IT consulting business servicing the healthcare, retail, telecommunications, utilities and insurance industries in Australasia. A Fortinet Gold Partner since 2010, Acurus delivered outstanding results in 2015 primarily into the retail sector. With a focus on their Enhanced Technology range of FortiWiFi solutions, product sales grew significantly in 2015. As evidence, Acurus helped a major client roll out Wi-Fi to more than1800 stores around the region.

"I would like to congratulate this year’s winners and personally thank every one of our partners for their continued dedication and commitment," said Ken Xie, co-founder, President and CEO of Fortinet. "Fortinet's growth and success could not have been achieved without the partnership of all of our resellers and distributors working together with us to deliver security without compromise."

Fortinet’s annual Global Partner Conference (GPC) provides the Fortinet partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Fortinet GPC presents an ideal setting for partners to take away valuable knowledge from their peers and from Fortinet.

About Acurus Acurus Pty Ltd, a Fortinet Gold Partner, is an Australian IT consulting and solutions provider that offers a variety of professional services with a focus on developing and maintaining a close working relationship with clients. This relationship is key to the successful delivery of specialised custom solutions that are in line with the customers' culture and vision.

Acurus’ portfolio of clients includes companies ranging in size from SME to Enterprise. Acurus has a proud history of committing to a high quality of customer support and delivering tailored solutions that work. Their extensive range of experience means they can stand in a diverse range of environments which allows them to provide clients with systems that are innovative, reliable and appropriate.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organisations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organisations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualised/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organisations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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