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Fortinet Plans Calgary, Alberta, Cyber Training Operations

Cybersecurity solutions and services company Fortinet plans to establish operations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The $30 million project is expected to create 165 jobs.

The company will open a data cetner, a training facility for its globally accredited cybersecurity curriculum, and a center of excellence to enhance resiliency and knowledge in safeguarding critical infrastructure and operational technologies.

“Our expansion in Calgary directly contributes to creating valuable employment opportunities and advancing cybersecurity capabilities in the region,” said Joyce Chow, Global Vice President of Talent, Fortinet. “(Fortinet’s) vision extends beyond providing top-tier security products and services. We aim to innovate constantly and cultivate cybersecurity talent through comprehensive training and development programs.”

The project is being supported by over $3 million from the Government of Alberta's Innovation and Growth Fund.

“Fortinet’s $30 million investment and focus on digital inclusion, green initiatives, and talent development through partnerships with academic institutions make the company the perfect fit for Alberta’s innovation community,” noted Rick Christiaanse, CEO, Invest Alberta.

Sunnyvale, California-based develops and sells security solutions including firewalls, endpoint security and intrusion detection systems.

“Fortinet’s expansion in Calgary is evidence that global companies have the ideal environment here to grow and scale,” added Brad Parry, President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development. “With the city’s rapidly growing tech talent workforce, and businesses embracing digital transformation, Fortinet’s investment continues the momentum we’re seeing across sectors in Calgary.”

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