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HGC Philippines Achieves Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch Partner Specializations

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HGC Philippines Achieves Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch Partner Specializations
(Lower L-R) Sheryl Go, Senior Vice President for Sales of MEC Networks Corporation, Mike De Castro, President of HGC Global Communications Philippines, and Rachelle Alcantara, Team Lead for Channel Account Management of Fortinet Philippines, during the contract signing at the Grand Hyatt Manila, along with key executives from the three organizations.

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged ICT service provider and
network operator with extensive global coverage, today announced that it has achieved
Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch Partner Specializations as part of the
Fortinet Engage Partner Program.

In a fast-paced industry, specializations focused on market opportunities enabled by the
Fortinet Engage Partner Program help partners be recognized and valued by current
and potential customers as trusted advisors who have the expertise, services, and
technologies they need to meet their digital acceleration needs.

"By offering comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, HGC Philippines can now provide
its clients with a complete one-stop-shop for both connectivity and security needs. In a
highly competitive ICT SP market, partnering with Fortinet to provide high-performance
cybersecurity solutions gives our clients the confidence they need to protect their
business. We are excited about the prospects of this collaboration and look forward to
growing our business together, while offering the best value and technology to our
customers," said Mike De Castro, President of HGC Philippines.

With the Secure SD-WAN Specialization, partners are validated by Fortinet to provide a
high-performance, scalable, and flexible secure SD-WAN solution for organizations to
deliver superior quality of experience, simplify and secure WAN architecture, and
achieve operational efficiencies at the WAN edge. These partners understand the value
of convergence to maximize digital acceleration for customers.

With Secure SD-Branch Specialization, partners have demonstrated expanded
expertise about networking and security focused on Fortinet’s next generation firewall,
switch, and wireless access point solutions. These partners have proven their ability to
provide a converged networking and security solution to deliver the most secure wired
and wireless offering in the networking industry. This includes SD-Branch capabilities to
extend security from the WAN edge to the LAN Edge in distributed branch offices.

"As businesses in the Philippines increasingly embrace digitalization, they also become
more exposed to cyber threats. With cybercriminals evolving their tactics, it is crucial to
have robust cybersecurity solutions to counter the growing sophistication of these
threats. Through this partnership, we aim to empower HGC to provide its clients with the

necessary protection to minimize the risk and impact of cyber-attacks. We are thrilled to
see what the future holds for this collaboration," said Rachelle Alcantara, Team Lead
for Channel Account Management of Fortinet Philippines.

A Program Focused on Enabling Opportunities for Partners
Fortinet is committed to helping partners meet new and evolving customer challenges
created by work-from-anywhere models, hybrid IT environments, and the evolving threat
landscape through
Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program and enablement tools for partners. The program is
focused on enabling growth opportunities that are unique with Fortinet’s expansive
portfolio built around the Fortinet Security Fabric, designed to secure customers’ entire
infrastructure from the data center to the cloud.

In addition, Fortinet is committed to helping partners grow productive, predictable, and
rewarding relationships to differentiate from competitors. The Fortinet Engage Partner
program helps partners acquire the industry knowledge they need to increase business
opportunities, deliver digital acceleration for customers with customizable programs,
and accelerate partner growth.