Fortinet was named ‘Network Security Vendor of the Year’ at Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 India ICT Awards, held in New Delhi. Currently, in its 17th year, the awards banquet witnessed the participation of leading personalities and companies from the ICT sector and honored companies that demonstrated breakthrough best practices and set global benchmarks for technologies expected to catalyze and transform industries in the future. This year, 41 awards were presented across three categories: Enterprise Infrastructure, Emerging Services, and Enterprise Telecom Services.

Congratulating Fortinet on the award, Benoy CS, Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan said, “Managing network security has always been a challenge for enterprises. The security landscape has changed at a fast pace over the last few years, where traditional signature-based attacks have been replaced by non-signature based threats.

Fortinet Wins 'Network Security Vendor of the Year’ Award
Fortinet Wins ‘Network Security Vendor of the Year’ Award – Mr. Jitendra Ghughal, Director, Channels – India & SAARC, Fortinet, receiving the ‘Network Security Vendor of the Year’ award from Mr. Achal Kataria, Vice President & Global Head of Technology, EXL, and Mr. Benoy CS, Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Due to a lack of visibility into the network and appropriate security tools, enterprises find it challenging to manage these threats. Today, enterprises need security vendors who provide threat detection and prevention with accuracy and do not compromise on business performance. Fortinet has been one of the most dependable security vendors in the network security segment, which has products for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and UTM, and deserved the award.”

“We are delighted to be recognized as a leading cyber security vendor in the Indian market for the fourth time in the last five years. Fortinet has a strong business presence with a well-established ecosystem of partners and service providers supporting customers to get ahead of threats as edge-based networking is replacing the traditional perimeter.

This recognition further endorses our investments in cyber security skill training, R&D with more than 100 patents registered from India, professional services, customer support, and security solutions that support open standards. We will continue our mission to provide high-performance, integrated security solutions for Indian organizations and providers of all sizes,” said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC, Fortinet.

Fortinet has been a prominent security vendor in network security space for several years. Fortinet’s next-generation firewalls leverage the benefit of the Fortinet Security Fabric that enables tightly integrated advanced threat protection capabilities like cloud sandboxing, endpoint protection, and threat intelligence.

It has capabilities like high SSL inspection performance, protection against evasive threats, excellent TCO, and broad coverage of enterprise deployments. The Fortinet Security Fabric remains a key differentiator for the company that empowers firewalls, cloud, applications, threat protection, security operations, and secured access within the enterprise. With innovation centers located in India, focusing on developing products that help enterprises in modern IT setup to combat cyber threats, the company has helped enterprises in their digital transformation journey.
About the Award

Frost & Sullivan’s India Digital Transformation Awards’ contenders were judged based on a variety of parameters that include revenue, market share, product diversity, vertical and horizontal diversity, major customer acquisitions, and efficacy of innovation process, product service, and positioning, among others.

The judging process involved in-depth primary interviews with various industry participants and secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan analysts. An elite panel of jury members comprising some of the most prominent CIOs/CTOs from the industry evaluated the compiled data and incorporated the end-user perspective. Frost & Sullivan then presented the awards to the companies that received the number one industry rank in each category.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network – today and into the future.

Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, and more than 400,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.

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