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By VARINDIA    2016-09-01

Fortinet opens Wi-Fi R&D Centre in India

FortinetTo further strengthen the Network Security and enterprise/infrastructure Wi-Fi solutions market, Fortinet has opened its Innovation and R&D centre in Bengaluru. It is the state-of- the-art R&D facility and also the second-biggest facility after North America, where there will be a dedicated team of 120 Top Qualified engineers who are going to work in the facility.

As the public cloud market is estimated to be $191 billion soon, Fortinet is committed to be the No. 1 Network Security Company in the Globe. Today, Fortinet has 100 offices worldwide, with a strong team of 4,500+ employees, supports to 2,85,000 customers. Developing Global Wi-Fi Technologies, the R&D team has influenced Wi-Fi standards, obtained 300+ patents,250 patents are pending as on date and conducted pivotal engineering work to develop Fortinet’s enterprise/infrastructure Wi-Fi 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.

This year alone, Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 per cent from 2015. The figure will hit 20.8 billion by 2020. While a majority of businesses are 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.Fortinet-Wi-Fi R&D-Centre

Patrice Perche, Senior Executive Vice-President, Worldwide Sales and Support, Fortinet, said, “Today, most connected devices use Wi-Fi as their default connectivity standard. With the proliferation of IoT, seamlessly blending Wi-Fi access with network protection  is an integral part of the Fortinet Security Fabric. With the Wi-Fi 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.

In an exclusive session with VARINDIA, Kishore Reddy, Vice-President of Engineering & Country Manager, Fortinet Innovation Centre, Bangalore, said, “We are building enterprise- class Wi-Fi systems that seamlessly onboard and switch customers between Wi-Fi and LTE networks. Our research team will also provide business intelligence to customers who have very large on-premise Wi-Fi deployments. The investments to expand the R&D infrastructure here augment Fortinet’s plans to increase its share in the global wireless market.” India Technical Assistance Centre extends support to Europe, Middle East and Africa and is the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions .

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Director, SAARC, Fortinet, said on the readiness on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and deployed in several cases in India and we have seen the growth of 30% worldwide YoY. Lastly, the objective of this large investment in Innovation Centre will help in R&D,customer support and business expansion.