Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, recently announced several initiatives as part of the Fortinet Championship.
This premier event kicked off the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season in Napa, California at the Silverado Resort and Spa from September 13 to 19.
Further to its mission to secure people, devices, and data everywhere, Fortinet will bring together the world’s best golfers and technology leaders, including its community of customers and partners, in one forum to discuss the latest security innovations and networking trends. Fortinet delivers the most innovative, highest-performing security fabric platform to help organizations secure and simplify their IT infrastructures.
Fortinet Championship Security Summit and Technology Vendor Expo
The Security Summit will offer attendees a full day of thought leadership insights including new and emerging technologies such as zero trust, enterprise SD-WAN - from cloud to branch, and SASE, as well as work from home amongst other topics. Fortinet Championship attendees will also have access to a Technology Vendor Expo featuring more than 35 partners, such as AT&T, Amazon Web Services, CDW, Comcast Business, Tufin, World Wide Technology (WWT), and more.
Growing an Inclusive Cybersecurity Workforce
Aligned with the PGA TOUR, a world-class brand and global leader in charitable global impact, the Fortinet Championship looks forward to making a positive community impact with Bay Area non-profit organizations and the local Napa Valley community. Nearly all PGA TOUR tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximixe charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.2 billion.
Fortinet is designating proceeds from the Fortinet Championship to benefit non-profit organizations in the areas of STEM, inclusion and diversity, and veterans reskilling programs. These and other programs like Fortinet’s TAA Initiative that provides free Network Security Expert (NSE) training, as well as security academies, and veterans programs are helping to close the cybersecurity skills gap. Through the Fortinet Veterans Program Fortinet has helped over 2,000 veterans and military spouses transition into careers in cybersecurity since 2013.