Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the market leader in UTM network security solutions. We provide broad, integrated and high performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure for enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide.
Fortinet primarily sells our products and services directly to distributors who sell to resellers and service providers, who, in turn, sell to our end-customers. In certain cases, we sell directly to government-focused resellers, very large service providers and major systems integrator partners who have large purchasing power and unique customer deployment requirements.
Fortinet commenced its initial public offering on November 18, 2009. Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities were joint book-running managers of the offering, and Robert W. Baird & Co., RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, JMP Securities and Signal Hill served as co-managers.
Fortinet has never declared or paid cash dividends on our common or convertible preferred stock. We currently do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Any future determination to declare cash dividends will be made at the discretion of our board of directors, subject to applicable laws and will depend on our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, general business conditions and other factors that our board of directors may deem relevant.
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