Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) has established a new federal subsidiary that will work to deliver cybersecurity platforms to the public sector and has appointed executives that will serve on the subsidiary’s board of directors.
The company said Monday Mike McConnell, former director of the National Security Agency and head of national intelligence, will join the board of Fortinet Federal.
Other executives appointed to Fortinet Federal’s board include:
- Gary Locke, former governor of the state of Washington and former secretary of the Commerce Department
- John Whittle, vice president of corporate development, strategic alliances and general counsel at Fortinet
- Mike Bossert, VP of sales at Fortinet
- Phil Quade, chief information security officer at Fortinet and former NSA cyber task force executive
“The U.S. federal government is a top target for the most sophisticated adversaries that seek to impact national security, public safety, and civilian services,” Quade said.
“Fortinet is expanding its commitment to the federal sector with the launch of a public sector subsidiary and a newly-appointed board of directors that will be focused on protecting U.S. federal government customers,” he added.
The board will provide consulting support to the subsidiary to meet federal clients’ requirements as well as oversee the business’ compliance with government regulations and implementation of internal controls.