Fortinet Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase Program

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2013 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leader in high-performance network security – today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $200 million through December 31, 2014. Share repurchases may be made by the company from time to time in privately negotiated transactions or in open market transactions.

“The implementation of our first share repurchase program reflects Fortinet's confidence in the long-term strength and strategy of the company, as well as our commitment to returning shareholder value," said Ken Xie, Fortinet's Founder, Chairman and CEO. "Though we remain focused on continuing to invest in our business to capitalize on our growth opportunities, at the same time, Fortinet's financial performance and healthy cash flow generation allows us to be confident and opportunistic in repurchasing shares."

The actual timing, number and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by Fortinet management at its discretion, and will depend on a number of factors, including the trading price of the stock, and general market and business conditions and applicable legal requirements. This program does not oblige Fortinet to repurchase any shares under the authorization, and the program may be suspended, discontinued or modified at any time, for any reason and without notice.

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 a majority of the 2012 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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