Fortinet sets up corporate foundation for COVID-19 relief

August 06, 2020 | 18:41
Fortinet corporation foundation will create an employee matching fund in its global response to COVID-19. The fund is to further its impact on global communities and expand the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
fortinet sets up corporate foundation for covid 19 relief
Fortinet establishes corporate foundation to protect and positively impact communities worldwide

Fortinet Foundation commits to matching multi-million dollars in employee contributions and in-kind to support global and local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Fortinet foundation will focus on growing its partnership efforts through public and private sector collaborations to further advance its philanthropic initiatives.

Accordingly, Fortinet Foundation will continue to support disaster relief efforts by collaborating with organisations like the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), focused on providing communities with the technical resources necessary to continue operations after disasters. Fortinet foundation is supporting ITDRC’s projectConnect initiative by donating Fortinet’s security technology to help securely set up Wi-Fi and hotspots, connecting rural and underserved communities across the US affected by COVID-19.

These efforts further support Fortinet’s commitment to customers, partners, and communities impacted by COVID-19 by providing solutions, technology, and resources that help maintain business continuity and keep remote workers protected in the middle of the global pandemic.

Furthermore, Fortinet Foundation will support Fortinet’s efforts focused on cybersecurity education and training, as well as global partner information-sharing initiatives to increase protection against cyber criminals.

Notably, the Foundation expands the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, especially those focused on addressing the cybersecurity skills gap and collaborations to provide security to individuals, organisations, and governments around the world. Fortinet leverages its technology innovations, employees’ technical and intellectual talents, and strategic partnerships in numerous ways.

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer at Fortinet said, “Since the beginning when Fortinet was founded 20 years ago, we deliberately created a culture built on technology innovation and continued learning. Through the establishment of a corporate foundation, we are extending investments in security training and education, employee community engagement, and disaster relief efforts to empower and protect our communities, as well as positively impact our business, employees, customers, and shareholders.”

By Ha Vy

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