Fortinet opens innovation centre in B'luru

Fortinet, a provider of network security appliances and unified threat management solutions, inaugurated its innovation centre on Wednesday.

Fortinet Country Manager and Innovation Centre Vice President Kishore Reddy said that the centre will be the largest R&D facility outside North America.

“The innovation centre will focus more on developing WiFi solutions. We are expanding our Indian operations to further drive the growth of the network security market and strengthen its position in enterprise/infrastructure WiFi solutions,” said Reddy.

The innovation centre will have a capacity of 120 members and the company did not reveal the investment made. “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,” said Reddy.

Gartner forecasts that there will be 6.4 billion connected things worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015. The figure will hit 20.8 billion by 2020. While a majority of businesses is already leveraging the advantages of connected IoT devices, 92% of security professionals are concerned about the security challenges posed by these billions of devices.

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