Fortinet Boosts Presence in India with Investments in R&D, Customer Support and Business Expansion

Posted by News Room On Thursday, September 1, 2016 0 comments
Fortinet announced that it is expanding its Indian operations to further drive the growth of the network security market and strengthen its position in enterprise/infrastructure WiFi solutions.This year alone, Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015. The figure will hit 20.8 billion by 2020. While a majority of businesses is already leveraging the advantages of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, 92% of security professionals are concerned about the security challenges posed by these billions of devices.The Fortinet Innovation Centre in Bangalore is the company’s largest R&D facility outside North America. Its R&D team has influenced WiFi standards, obtained multiple patents and conducted pivotal engineering work to develop Fortinet’s enterprise/infrastructure WiFi solutions. The team at the Fortinet Innovation Centre will develop state-of-the-art algorithms that secure large enterprise networks running mobile and IoT devices, and location-based services.Inaugurating the Innovation centre at Bangalore, Patrice Perche, senior executive vice president, Worldwide Sales and Support at Fortinet said, “Today, most connected devices use WiFi as their default connectivity standard. With the proliferation of IoT, seamlessly blending WiFi access with network protection  is an integral part of the Fortinet Security Fabric. With the WiFi industry growing at double-digit rates, the research activities carried out by this team are highly relevant not only in the Indian market but all over the world”.Fortinet’s Security Fabric lets enterprises deploy innovative security strategies that are integrated from mobile devices to the infrastructure core to cloud networks, and enjoy comprehensive threat protection across the expanding attack surface.The WiFi research facility adds to the vendor’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) R&D team in Hyderabad, which builds the hardware logic for its DDoS attack mitigation appliances.

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