SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 11, 2013 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a global leader in high-performance network security – today announced that it has been awarded the highly coveted MSPAlliance MSPWorld Cup Award for Best MSP Solution at the 2013 MSPWorld Conference held in San Jose, CA. MSPAlliance and MSPWorld events are recognized worldwide as the premier gathering place for managed service providers (MSPs). This award recognizes technology enabling companies that have demonstrated consistent efforts to advance the cause of managed service providers across the globe by providing cutting edge technologies and solutions.
In addition, Fortinet is announcing participation in the MSPAlliance Commission on Data Privacy and Security for Cloud & Managed Services. The newly formed commission is an independent, international committee of technology vendors that will work within the IT channel community and MSPAlliance Advisory Board Members (comprised of cloud & managed service providers) to shape, guide and promote data privacy and security best practices in the managed services and cloud industry worldwide.
“We are honored to receive the award for best MSP Solution 2013 from the MSPAlliance at this year’s MSPWorld, and we look forward to working with them in the coming months to address global challenges of ‘country specific’ cloud regulation and data privacy and security pressures,” said Stephan Tallent, Director, Managed Security Service Providers – Americas for Fortinet. “Fortinet is proud to provide the innovative high performance network security platforms that give MSPs a competitive edge in the managed services market, enabling them to deliver a wide range of security services for cloud or customer premise environments.”
About the MSPAlliance
Comprised of more than 20,000 member companies, MSPAlliance is committed to increasing the reliability and dependability of managed mission-critical IT services. Through the industry’s only accreditation program and code of ethics, the MSPAlliance empowers companies to improve their respective return on investment in technology procurement and implementation.
“We are happy to recognize Fortinet for their achievements and hard work in the managed services profession by presenting them with the award for Best MSP Solution 2013,” said Charles Weaver, CEO of MSPAlliance. “Without these technologies and tools, the managed service provider community throughout the world would not be able to deliver their solutions and services effectively. The MSPWorld Cup Awards were created so that the MSP community the world over could easily identify those companies that have been recognized for having the best enabling technology in their respective fields.”
About MSPAlliance Commission on Data Privacy and Security for Cloud & Managed Services
The MSPAlliance Commission on Data Privacy and Security for Cloud & Managed Services was formed to work closely within the IT channel community and MSPAlliance Board Members to address globally accepted standards on disclosure, transparency, data privacy, security and best practices.
As a member of the Commission, Fortinet will work closely with MSPAlliance and the Global IT channel community. This affords Fortinet the ability to objectively influence members of the managed services and cloud industry on matters not only important to them, but in matters that directly relate to our service and product offerings, enhancing our visibility to the Global IT channel marketplace.