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Fortinet appoints industry veteran Hansen Chang as Vice President of Asia-Pacific

  • 14 October, 2005 15:23

<p>SYDNEY, Oct. 13, 2005 – Fortinet – the pioneer and market leader in Unified Threat Management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based multi-threat security systems for real-time network protection – has announced the appointment of Hansen Chang as Vice President, Asia-Pacific.</p>
<p>Chang will be responsible for managing sales, marketing, support and operations in Asia-Pacific, with the goal of further accelerating the adoption of Fortinet’s industry-leading network security appliances and services throughout the region.</p>
<p>Chang is a proven veteran of the technology industry, with 25 years of corporate and field experience with market-leading companies such as NetScreen, Sun Microsystems and IBM.</p>
<p>Most recently, he served as vice president of Asia-Pacific operations for CipherTrust, a leading messaging security company, where he expanded sales in the region by building and growing strong channel partnerships. Prior to this, Chang served as general manager of NetScreen Technology International Ltd (a NetScreen Technology subsidiary) and managed all facets of APAC international business operations for the parent company. Hansen also served as vice president of Asia-Pacific sales for NetScreen and in four years time, grew the region’s business from startup stage to more than USD$100 million in annual revenues.</p>
<p>Additionally, Chang has worked at IBM as General Manager of Tivoli for the Greater China area, and held key positions in SunSoft, a Sun Microsystems company, Fairchild Semiconductor, Wang Laboratories and the Santa Cruz Operations. Chang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.</p>
<p>“Hansen is a recognised and respected veteran of the network security industry with a solid track record of growing strong channels and generating highly-impressive sales results,” said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. “He and his team will drive Fortinet’s continued growth and expansion in Asia-Pacific, helping to propel us to the next phase of our success. I am pleased to welcome Hansen to my management team.”</p>
<p>Chang will be based in Fortinet’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong. For more information about Fortinet, please visit:</p>
<p>About Fortinet (</p>
<p>Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management security appliance market. The company's award-winning FortiGateT series of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security appliances, winner of the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award from Network Computing magazine and the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall Product of the Year, are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time - without degrading network performance. Fortinet's solutions are the only security products that are certified six times over by the ICSA (server antivirus, client antivirus, firewall, IPSec, SSL, NIDS), and deliver a full range of network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal "Fast 50" lists, Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Media contacts</p>
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(02) 8923 2557 (02) 4341 5021</p>

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