Fortinet closes acquisition of Meru Networks

With the close of this procurement, Fortinet expands on its secure wireless vision and enterprise growth focus. This will broaden the company's solutions portfolio and expand its chance to uniquely address the global enterprise Wi-Fi market.

Fortinet's solutions, secure wireless access points and integrated security appliances have been among the fastest growing products in the company's “advanced technologies” portfolio. The addition of Meru's intelligent Wi-Fi solutions extends delivery of a secure, uninterrupted user experience that provides maximum performance in environments demanding high capacity load and a high-density of wireless users.

Customers of Fortinet and Meru Networks will benefit from Fortinet's commitment. “To truly protect against all possible attack vectors, we are continuing to expand our market-leading end-to-end security platform to provide customers with the visibility and continuous threat protection they need – from the data centre, to the cloud to the end-point,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO of Fortinet. “We expect the acquisition of Meru to help us deliver new solutions and services to help enterprises of all sizes deploy, manage, and secure wired and wireless networks in a mobile era.”