Fortinet Issues Over One Million Network Security Expert Certifications

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet has taken a major step in improving network security after announcing that the company has issued more than one million Network Security Expert (NSE) certifications.

Announced on October 3, Fortinet credits the advancement to its efforts under its Training Advancement Program (TAA) and Fortinet Training Institute initiatives. Attributing more than 80% of data breaches to a lack of cyber skills, these programs, they say, aim to upgrade the skills of security professionals to deal with modern security threats.

“Fortinet has a long history of working to close the cyber skills gap, and we are proud to share that we recently achieved a significant milestone by earning over one million Network Security Expert (NSE) certifications issued to date,” EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, John Maddison, wrote. “Continuous learning through training and certifications is a critical way to stay one step ahead of cyber adversaries who are constantly evolving their attack strategies and methods. That’s why the Training Institute of Fortinet is dedicated to providing award-winning cybersecurity training and certifications for security professionals to enhance their skills and advance their knowledge or for those considering retraining.At the same time, for organizations looking to raise awareness among their employees to cybersecurity and strengthen their security posture, the Fortinet Training Institute offers its security awareness and training service.

Fortinet offers access to its cybersecurity training through its Authorized Training Centers that operate in more than 130 countries and territories around the world. In addition, Fortinet is also increasing access to its cybersecurity for people of all backgrounds, “…so that more people, regardless of education, current career, or life experience, can access cybersecurity and help start a career in cybersecurity.” The company wrote. Fortinet says they are bolstering “untapped” talent pools pointing to women, veterans, students and more to fill a talent shortage in the industry. Fortinet committed in 2021 to train over 1 million people in cybersecurity over a 5 year period (2022-2026) and that is a goal they say they are on track to achieve.

Fortinet also announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its fiscal third quarter 2022 financial results on November 2 at 1:30 p.m. PT. They will have prepared remarks from the CEO and CFO as well as a slide presentation. Interested parties are asked to join at least 10 minutes in advance at http://investor.fortinet.com.

For more information about Fortinet’s cybersecurity solution and its NSE certification program, you can visit www.fortinet.com.

Kevin M. Risinger