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Joel Newman Appointed to Fortinet Partner Advisory Council

Irvine, Calif. (January 20, 2015) - Virtual Graffiti, Inc., one of the fastest growing IT solutions providers in the nation, announced today that its Vice President of Business Development Joel Newman, has been appointed to the Fortinet Partner Advisory Council. Fortinet is a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions

Virtual Graffiti has partnered with Fortinet for more than 10 years, providing their comprehensive portfolio of security gateways and complementary products to its customers. The Fortinet Partner Advisory Council is a group of senior executives from a sampling of top partners in North America that provides Fortinet with strategic, near-term insight on partner issues and trends.

"Joel Newman will play an instrumental role in our Partner Advisory Council,” said Joe Sykora, vice president of Americas Sales Operations and Channels for Fortinet. “We value his leadership skills, vast knowledge of the network and cyber security market and long-term commitment to the organization.”

“I am honored to share my expertise in the networks security space with such an elite industry group,” said Joel Newman, vice president of business development at Virtual Graffiti. “I look forward to participating on the Fortinet Council and continuing a long-standing business relationship with such a respected company.”

The members of the Partner Advisory Council meet regularly with the Fortinet executive team to focus on all aspects of their cyber security solutions, partner channel development, marketing, support and training. Future development plans and business strategies also play a role in this Council's discussions.

About Virtual Graffiti

Virtual Graffiti is a leading IT solutions provider specializing in business, government and education. Recognized as one of the fastest growing IT solution providers in the nation by Inc. Magazine, CRN and the VAR500, Virtual Graffiti has more than 80,000 customers worldwide and has sustained an annual growth rate of 27 percent over the past five years. The company's highly trained and award-winning product teams help customers make smart IT buying decisions while lowering IT budget costs and improving efficiency. For more information, please visit

About Fortinet

Fortinet protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.