US cybersecurity firm Fortinet expands presence in Malaysia

Fortinet Malaysia country manager Dickson Woo (Photo credit: Fortinet)

Fortinet Malaysia country manager Dickson Woo (Photo credit: Fortinet)

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, is increasing its investment and expanding its presence in Malaysia.

It said it is strengthening its commitment to key verticals with capacity and capabilities to better serve the public sector, telecommunications, financial services, as well as enterprise and commercial markets.

The company is moving to a new two-storey office in Kuala Lumpur that will house a state-of-the-art Fortinet Customer Briefing Centre (CBC), it said in a statement on Thursday (June 2).

Speaking at the office opening ceremony at Equatorial Plaza, Fortinet Malaysia country manager Dickson Woo said the pace of digital transformation for organisations in the country and the region demands proportional or even greater developments in security and cyber threats were always evolving in sophistication and frequency.

“In addition to a focus on innovation, Fortinet believes that only by growing and reskilling our talent pool can we go beyond meeting the expectations of our customers, and also enable the support of new customers from critical industries leveraging technology to grow,” he said.

He noted that Fortinet Malaysia would continue to invest in talent recruitment across all core functions including sales and marketing, info-security analysts, application security engineers, and compliance managers to support the growing systems engineering, technical assistance teams, as well as their patented FortiGuard Labs in Malaysia. 

On the CBC, he said it will showcase latest suite of Fortinet solutions and technology, while immersing customers in the next-generation cyber security applications, including service, pre-sales and application support.

Besides that, he said, Fortinet will build dedicated training spaces in the new office for upskilling and reskilling workers and potential cybersecurity professionals to address the cyber talent shortage in the country.  

“The company has also committed resources to local educational institutions such as Multimedia University to build Malaysia’s pool of cyber talent, providing training and certifications, career growth resources and hiring opportunities to make a career in cybersecurity attainable for all,” he added.