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Fortinet issues over 1 million Network Security Expert certifications

Fortinet issues over 1 million Network Security Expert certifications

Fortinet issues over 1 million Network Security Expert certifications

SUNNYVALE, CA – Cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet has hit a milestone in advancing network safety having announced that the company has issued more than 1 million Network Security Expert (NSE) certifications.

Announced on October 3 Fortinet credits the advancement as part of their efforts in its Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) and Fortinet Training Institute initiatives. Attributing over 80% of data breaches to a lack of cyber skills, those programs they say are focused on bringing security professional skills up to snuff to meet modern security threats.

“Fortinet has a long history of working to close the cyber skills gap, and we are proud to share we recently hit a significant milestone by achieving more than 1 million Network Security Expert (NSE) certifications issued to date,” EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, John Maddison, wrote. “Continued learning through training and certifications is a critical way to stay ahead of cyber adversaries who are constantly evolving their attack strategies and methods. This is why Fortinet’s Training Institute is dedicated to offering award-winning cyber training and certifications for security professionals to upskill and advance their knowledge or for those considering reskilling. At the same time, for organizations looking to build cyber awareness in their employees and strengthen their security posture, the Fortinet Training Institute offers its Security Awareness and Training service.”

Fortinet offers access to their cybersecurity training through their Authorized Training Centers which operate out of more than 130 countries and territories around the world. In addition, Fortinet is also increasing the access to its cybersecurity to people from all walks of life, “…so that more people, regardless of their educational background, current career or life experience, can access cyber courses and help kickstart a career in cybersecurity.” The company wrote. Fortinet says they’re empowering “untapped” talent pools pointing to women, veterans, students and more to fill a talent shortage in the industry. Fortinet made a commitment in 2021 to train more than 1 million people in cybersecurity over the course of 5 years (2022-2026) and it’s a goal they say they’re on track to meet.

Fortinet has also announced that they’ll be holding a conference call to discuss their third fiscal quarter 2022 financial results on November 2, 1:30 p.m. pacific time. They’ll have prepared remarks from the CEO and CFO along with a slide presentation. Interested parties are requested to join at least 10 minutes early at

For more information about Fortinet’s cybersecurity solution and their NSE certification program you can visit


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