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5 Boldest Statements From CEO Ken Xie At Fortinet Accelerate 19

Fortinet CEO Ken Xie took center stage at Accelerate 19 to discuss why network security is so hot, some advantages edge computing has over the cloud, the why the company doesn’t need to rely on big acquisitions to make a splash.

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Primed For Growth

Fortinet Founder, Chairman and CEO Ken Xie said advances in mobile and cloud technology are making the security perimeter disappear, necessitating further convergence between security and networking. Xie told the nearly 4,000 attendees Tuesday at Accelerate 19 in Orlando that growth in immersive technology, IoT and 5G will require most data and applications to be processed on the edge.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Fortinet will benefit from this development, Xie said, since it's the only cybersecurity company to have invested heavily in both cloud and edge computing. Xie said Fortinet's innovative culture and focus on long-term investment put the company in an unparalleled position to meet the customer needs of today and tomorrow.

Here's a look at the most notable things Xie had to say during his keynote address about why network security is so hot, some advantages edge computing has over the cloud, the why the company doesn’t need to rely on big acquisitions to make a splash.

 
 
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