US Cybersecurity Firm Fortinet Expands and Increases Investment in Malaysia

July 2022

Fortinet, the global integrated and automated cybersecurity solution provider from the United States is growing its presence and investment in Malaysia. The company has undertaken several initiatives such as expanding its physical office and enhancing the local workforce to further solidify its commitment to key verticals to better serve the public sector, telecommunications, financial services, as well as enterprise, and commercial markets.

As part of the expansion, Fortinet is relocating into a new two-story office in Equatorial Plaza Kuala Lumpur which will house a state-of-the-art Fortinet Customer Briefing Centre (CBC). The center will feature Fortinet’s latest suite of solutions and technology while demonstrating its cyber security applications, including service, pre-sales, and application support. In addition, the new office has designated training spaces for upskilling and reskilling local cybersecurity professionals and cyber talent. Fortinet will also continue investing in talent recruitment across all core functions including sales and marketing, info-security analysts, application security engineers, and compliance managers, to meet the needs for systems engineering, technical assistance, and the patented FortiGuard Labs in Malaysia.

Fortinet Malaysia Country Manager Dickson Woo stated that digital transformation is taking place locally and regionally at an accelerated pace, which necessitates greater security. Fortinet has pledged to train one million people worldwide over the next five years through its Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiatives and Fortinet Training Institute programs. This is in keeping with the Malaysia Cyber Security Strategy 2020-2024 plan by National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) which highlighted one of the main pillars to enhance national cybersecurity by boosting the local skill sets and expertise. The company has also partnered with Malaysia’s tertiary educational institutions such as Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Malaysia Perlis and Multimedia University to build a local pool of cyber talent.

(Sources: New Straits Times; The Edge Markets)

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