Fortinet Appoints M.Tech as New Distributor for Vietnam

2009-07-09 12:39 648

Move Aims to Broaden and Deepen Channel Outreach in Emerging Southeast Asian Market

HANOI, Vietnam, July 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Fortinet(R) -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions today announced the appointment of M.Tech as Fortinet's distributor in the Vietnam. This move will allow both companies to deepen local market traction with Fortinet's leadership standing as the top ranked company in worldwide UTM factory revenue for 2008, fueled by large-enterprise, MSSP and carrier adoption of Fortinet's high-end FortiGate(TM) multi-threat security appliances. As the UTM global factory revenue leader for three consecutive years, Fortinet is well positioned to strengthen its entrenchment in the Vietnamese market, especially with the CAPEX and OPEX value proposition heightened in the current economic conditions worldwide and in the region.

According to Wilson Ho, deputy managing director of the M.Tech Group, "We are honored to be appointed as Fortinet's Vietnamese distributor and are confident in marketing unified threat management (UTM) security systems in a price-performance conscious environment. This partnership is timely to leverage M.Tech's strong distribution channels and proven business model, as demonstrated by M.Tech's expansion into 23 cities in ten countries with steady growth achievements. Locally, we have been operating in Vietnam since 2003 and we look forward to this collaboration in taking UTM mainstream in the country. We also plan to grow Fortinet's branding at the same time to seed its end-to-end security portfolio with local end customers."

M.Tech will carry the entire Fortinet security product range to offer enterprise customers an end-to-end security strategy that extends from the client, to databases, to web applications, to the overall network. This presents a value- and solution-centric value proposition to partners and end users.

Benjamin Teh, Fortinet's regional director for Asia South and Hong Kong added, "This collaboration with M.Tech is a strategic move, as they are well-positioned in Vietnam to evangelize our security solutions. The consolidated security approach has proven to be resilient in the current economic climate and burgeoning blended threatscape. Providing frugal and cutting-edge technology has been the foundation of Fortinet's growth. We are confident of growing mindshare and market share with M.Tech in Vietnam."

Fortinet's FortiGate systems are ASIC-accelerated security appliances that integrate essential security applications such as antivirus, firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. All FortiGate systems are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard(R) Network, which helps ensure protection against the most damaging, content-based threats from email and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, other unwanted network traffic and more - around the clock and around the world.

About M.Tech Group ( )

The M.Tech group of companies is part of the Singapore Exchange-Listed Multi-Chem Group. Established in May 2002, the M.Tech Group is a leading regional distributor of IT security, networking and storage products with a presence in 23 cities in 10 countries in the region, namely Singapore (headquarters), Australia, China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Our product portfolio includes market leading products such as Allot, Armorize, Blue Coat, Bluesocket, Brocade, Check Point, Citrix, Fortinet, Imperva, LANDesk, LifeSize, Lumension, nCipher, NetApp, PGP, Proofpoint, Riverbed, RSA, SolarWinds, TippingPoint and Trend Micro. M.Tech is also an authorized training centre for Nokia, Check Point, Blue Coat, TippingPoint, RSA and EC Council courses.

About Fortinet ( )

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs: Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, Network IPS, and Anti-spam. Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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Media Contact:

Georgina Tan

Fortinet APAC


Pham Lam Thuy Quynh (TQ)

M.Tech Group


Source: Fortinet