Shares of computer security expert Fortinet
It's all thanks to Fortinet's strong second-quarter results, published on Wednesday night. Strong demand for high-performance network security tools drove sales across all geographic segments. Yes, even Europe. Italy and Greece might be weak, but Fortinet makes up for that in healthier markets like France and the United Kingdom.
The company is currently the fourth-largest vendor of network security systems behind Cisco Systems
Fortinet holds a performance edge over all these respectable competitors thanks to its unique hardware acceleration of security checks. The company even designs some of these chips in-house and keeps them close to the vest, making it harder for others to build equivalent products.
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