Fortinet Appoints Peter Cohen to its Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Peter Cohen, principal and founder at Xendota, Inc. and Fortinet Board Member
“Fortinet has experienced tremendous growth through its differentiated Security Fabric architecture that extends its leading-edge security capabilities to any network environment, from on-premise, to IoT endpoints and out to the cloud. I am honored to be joining its board to help provide strategic counsel on the cloud technology priorities, partnerships and innovations that will help contribute to the company’s continued momentum with enterprise customers.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ:FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the appointment of Peter Cohen to the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Cohen is a 17-year Amazon executive veteran and founding member of Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he served in senior business and technical roles driving business growth. At AWS, he led strategic direction, product definition and development for several core AWS cloud service offerings. Most recently, Mr. Cohen led strategy, acquisition, and investment for AWS. Prior, Mr. Cohen built and ran the Amazon Mechanical Turk business, where he was responsible for building and operating core technology and computing-related architectural initiatives.

Mr. Cohen holds several patents for his cutting-edge cloud innovations. He currently serves as co-founder of Xendota, a next generation cloud technology strategy and research company. In addition to his newest appointment to the Fortinet board of directors, he also provides technology and business advisory and board member services to a number of organizations worldwide.

“Cloud solutions are a critical component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, and represent a significant expansion opportunity and long-term driver of our growth. Peter has an impressive record of successful execution with one of the most innovative technology companies and brings a broad set of skills that include both deep technical understanding and business strategy related to cloud computing, networking and application architecture. As Fortinet continues to build its cloud solutions to meet our customers’ evolving security requirements, Peter’s expertise on our board of directors will help further advance our strategic cloud offerings.”
– Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, Fortinet

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