Fortinet's UK and Ireland regional director, Phil Keeling, has left the company after less then a year in the role to join network security firm Juniper.

The anti-virus technology firm’s vice president of EMEA, Andre Stewart, will take over from Keeling until a suitable replacement is found.

The company said in a statement: “Fortinet can confirm that Phil Keeling, Fortinet regional director for UK, Ireland and South Africa, has left the company.

“We believe that this seamless transition will not negatively affect Fortinet’s customers and that the company’s UK sales team will continue to successfully develop and support Fortinet’s growing market share in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.”

Juniper could not be reached for comment.