Fortinet moves to larger facility

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) reported it has moved its global headquarters to a new and larger facility in Sunnyvale, California.

According to industry market research firm IDC, Fortinet is gaining market share and is currently the third largest network security appliance vendor in the world. The company makes high performance network security platforms for a wide variety of businesses, such as large enterprise, carrier and government organizations.

As of December, 2013 Fortinet had 2,263 employees, which represents a 19 percent increase over the last two years.

“We are excited to move our headquarters to this state of the art, environmentally friendly facility in Sunnyvale, the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. “This move represents years of expansive growth for the company, and with this new facility, Fortinet will have room to add top-notch engineering, operational, sales and marketing talent.”

The new location, which was purchased by Fortinet, represents the latest in “green” building technology; highlighted by low energy consumption, small carbon footprint, and minimal environmental impact.

In particular, the new Fortinet headquarters leverages the latest in energy conservation technologies, such as auto-dimming light sensors that are integrated with ceiling skylights. As well, the company meets California Title 24 and US Green Building Standard, “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED), which includes the use of low volatile organic compounds throughout the building. Future plans include solar panel integration so that one-third of the power used for the building is self-generated.

Fortinet helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. Learn more at www.fortinet.com.

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