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|Fortinet Recertified ISO 9001 2008 Certification for High Standards of Quality Management|
|Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 08:43:11 PM|
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2011 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that the company has received recertification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standard. The recertification 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 9001:2008 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 9001:2008 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 9001:2008 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 9001:2008 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 validated with this important management system certification."
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.