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Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the globe. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is led by a strong management team with deep experience in networking and security. From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure. Fortinet understands there is a serious shortage of people with the skills needed to plan, design, implement and manage a cybersecurity strategy.
Therefore, Fortinet helps to promote military veterans and how they should be highly sought after recognizing the real synergies between military service and cybersecurity. There are many reasons why veterans make fantastic cybersecurity operators. First, they have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts, which makes them ideal candidates. Cybersecurity positions can leverage the unique skillsets of each of these groups, and can
provide a sense of purpose, urgency and relevance that is often missing in other careers.
This is a repeated theme we hear regularly from Veterans employed at Fortinet, as well as from students who have completed our Fortinet Network Security Academy training that have been hired by corporations, security integrators and MSSPs.
We offer resources and webinars trainings on why companies should hire veterans and military spouses and highly encourage all our employees to complete the SHRM Veterans at Work Certificate.
military spouse recruitment and hiring
To assist our military spouses, we have our Fortinet Veterans Program which helps military spouses transition into the cyber security industry. All spouses that apply are provided interview experience and guidance. Once accepted, they are provided six months of professional networking, Network Security Expert Online certification access with exam vouchers for civilian Fortinet credentials, and mentoring.
military caregiver policy
Through our Fortinet Network Security Academy program, we have partnered with various nonprofit organizations and provide free access to our learning curricula which prepares their constituents (caregivers, military, spouses, dependents) for careers in the cybersecurity industry.
We offer a retention support program for all military connected employees regardless of the sub groups people may belong to
orientation training and onboarding
- New Employee Orientation
- New Employee Training
- On-boarding program
- Mentorship program
military connected assistance
Fortinet’s FortiVet mentorship/buddy program ERG, strives to provide all Fortinet Veteran employees the ability to mentor, be mentored and strengthen Veteran comradery within the company and which greatly helps with retention.
civilian credential support
We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialThrough the Fortinet Network Security Academy program, military-connected candidates receive free cybersecurity training with exam vouchers to attain Fortinet civilian credentials.
Some of the roles our military-connected senior leaders hold range from Sr. Directors to VP's, and CISO's.