Spotlight on Fortinet

A global leader and innovator in Network Security, Fortinet is set on a mission to deliver the most innovative, highest performing network security platform to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. With a fast-paced culture, being bored will be the least of your worries at Fortinet. Because of the constant innovation of their hardware systems, network software, management capabilities and security research, Fortinet has a large, rapidly growing and highly satisfied customer base, and they continue to set the pace in the Network Security market. Read on to learn more about what life is like at Fortinet!

1. Describe your company and your primary product(s) and/or service(s).

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. Our company’s fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry’s highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations’ most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments – be it virtualized/cloud or physical.

2. How many employees currently work at your company?

We have 3,100+ employees worldwide and our largest R&D center is in Burnaby, BC with 550+ employees.

3. Where are you located?

Fortinet was founded in BC and it remains our largest office with our Fortiguard Labs Global Research Centre based here. We are a 5 minute walk from Gilmore station.

4. Describe the culture at your company.

Fast-paced & Innovative. You will never be bored.

We are a high performing, driven, and results oriented culture. The type of environment where you can get things done, explore your own innovation, creativity and feel proud about the difference you are able to achieve. Coming from all over the world, with a broad range of professional and educational experiences, we come together – pulling from our histories, local insights and imaginations – to innovate in this rapidly changing world of Network Security. It is this shared passion for creating cutting edge technology and protecting those who rely on it that drives and motivates us…while sharing a laugh.

5. What does your leadership team (and company as a whole) do to support/grow that culture?

Spotlight on Fortinet

We are the third largest Network Security vendor worldwide and with growth, comes opportunity and we promote from within! We encourage ideas and provide patent incentives to do so. Also, through our own Innovator Awards Program, employees have an opportunity to get involved in the development of their own ideas and even share in the commercial success of newly developed products!

6. When your employees talk about your company, what do they brag about?

Spotlight on Fortinet We pride ourselves in working with the latest cutting edge technologies. As an engineer at Fortinet you are encouraged to be innovative and have hands on experience from day one. You will have access to quality technical mentorship.

We also have over 20 employee-run interest clubs at our Burnaby office, including, Anime, Boardgame, Soccer, Rock Climbing, and FortiMasters – The Fortinet Toastmasters Club.

We also pride ourselves in the fact that all employees are shareholders in this fast growing successful public company!

7. Describe your most recent achievement, milestone, reason for bragging rights.

Fortinet had an exceptionally strong first quarter that reflects our ability to continue to execute in a strong security market and once again exceed our expectations across all key metrics. Our first quarter billings growth was the highest since becoming a public company over five years ago which included adding over 8,000 customers to our base of more than 200,000, which already include most of the Fortune Global 100.

Some of our recent recognitions include:

  • Fortinet named the 2015 British Columbia’s Top Employer by the Vancouver Sun
  • Fortinet named the 2015 Canada’s Top Employer for Young People by the Globe and Mail
  • Winner of the 2014 “Company of the Year” award at the TIAs, hosted by the BCTIA
  • BCNet Industry Partner – in appreciation of Fortinet’s commitment to Higher Education in BC

8. What kinds of roles are you hiring for?

As a market leader in network security appliances and unified threat management, Fortinet is building the networks of tomorrow. We’re looking for the best and brightest and in our Burnaby office, we actively hire in network programming for a variety of skill sets ranging from Web Developers, front and back end Software Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers and Hardware Engineers.

You have an appetite for learning botnets, viruses, and other malicious software analysis techniques to make the world a safer place? Then, join our Anti-Virus and Information Security Analyst.

We have over 60 open positions at our Burnaby office, for full details, please visit:

9. What kinds of people are you looking for?

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We look for people who want to make the world a safer place and fight cybercrime!

Finding new and upcoming talent is a critical part of our success story at Fortinet. If you are motivated, smart and talented, a lack of work experience is not a problem. The best part of starting your career at Fortinet is we will train you! At Fortinet, you will have access to the best and brightest of technical mentors. We have specialized, internally driven new grad training programs and most importantly, a variety of interesting assignments to learn from.

We hire Diploma of Technology and Bachelor, Masters, and PhD graduates.

10. What is your company goal for the coming year?

Fortinet’s mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest performing network security platform to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. We are well positioned to maintain momentum and grow market share globally given our best-in-class integrated end-to-end network security platform, which provides superior protection against advanced cyber threats!

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