SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced it has been awarded two Healthcare IT Summit 2012 Innovation Awards in the categories of Best Technology Solution and Best Demonstration of Value/ROI. Announced at the Summit on November 14, the annual awards measure IT decision makers' perceptions of vendor products and services, presentations and presence during the conference. The Innovation Awards are voted on solely by the attending IT decision-makers, who directly influence their companies' and their peers' technology buying decisions. Winning these prestigious Innovation Awards is important to help increase market visibility and product credibility within the healthcare IT market.
"The ongoing evolution of technology and the emergence of new government policies are having a dramatic impact on the healthcare industry. By bringing together industry analysts, IT executives and vendors to collaborate and share ideas, the Healthcare IT Summit shines a spotlight on the changing face of Healthcare technology," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, UBM Channel. "The 2012 Healthcare IT Summit XCellence Awards recognize the best of that group and honor the organizations that are driving innovation and delivering valuable IT and business solutions to address the industry's most pressing issues."
"In the face of constantly evolving network security challenges, we're pleased to learn that the conference attendees recognized the performance, reliability and scalability advantages of our FortiGate products with these two awards," said Mark Hanson, U.S. Director - Strategic Accounts - Healthcare for Fortinet. "In addition to helping today's healthcare IT leaders deploy highly effective security to meet regulatory requirements, our FortiGate solutions offer them a consolidated security platform that actually simplifies their networks and improves security."
Held November 11th-13th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL, the 2012 Healthcare IT Summit explored the changing face of healthcare IT for both payer and provider communities. The event is the only IT-focused conference that brings together both sides of the industry, providing education and insight on future market drivers, business trends, economic factors and technology opportunities impacting the healthcare IT market.
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2011 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.
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