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Fortinet’s Largest Innovation Center Outside North America Is Now In Bangalore


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 with the inauguration of it’s Bangalore based innovation center. According to reports, 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. Currently this innovation center has 120 dedicated R&D employees to focus on the most advanced researches. Fortinet also looks to increase their headcounts  for their innovation center within next couple of years significantly.

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. Considering the significant rise in adoption of smartphones, upcoming IoT market and emergence of several others wireless devices, market and industry need advanced wireless security solutions which are capable to mitigate tomorrow’s complicated and sophisticated security attacks. We understand the significance of Indian contribution in global research & development arena and today this inauguration of innovation center eventually strongly reflects our commitment.”

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.

“In Bangalore, we are building enterprise class WiFi systems that seamlessly on board and switch customers between WiFi and LTE networks,” said Kishore Reddy, Vice President of Engineering & Country Manager, Fortinet Innovation Centre. “Our research team will also provide business intelligence to customers who have very large on-premise WiFi deployments. The investments to expand the R&D infrastructure here augment Fortinet’s plans to increase its share in the global wireless market.”

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