Member Spotlight: Fortinet

Why did your organization become a StateRAMP member?

StateRAMP provides a standardized security framework tailored to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. Achieving StateRAMP authorization can assure these entities that a product meets strict security standards. Having StateRAMP authorization in advance can streamline the procurement process for government entities that prioritize or mandate this authorization. For Fortinet, being StateRAMP authorized demonstrates our commitment to securing public sector agencies everywhere, demonstrating a commitment to high security standards and the protection of government data.

What advice do you have for other providers progressing through the StateRAMP process?

Get engaged with the StateRAMP team, attend monthly events and webinars to stay up to date, establish a connection with their team to foster effective communications and familiarity with your goals to achieve StateRAMP authorization.

How do you stay up to date with the evolving cybersecurity landscape?

FortiGuard services are constantly updated with the latest threat intelligence based on research by FortiGuard Labs experts, global visibility into the threat landscape, telemetry from across Fortinet’s broad sensor base, and zero-day discoveries. This delivers heightened efficacy against even the most complex cyberthreats. FortiGuard services apply a unique combination of local learning and static analysis to identify anomalies. This is locally augmented by rapid intelligence based on AI and ML models on large-scale cloud-driven data lakes.

How has StateRAMP benefited your organization so far?

Through our engagements, including the Progressive Snapshot program, we have been able to use our time with the PMO team to cover key elements of the authorization process and have an open and transparent dialogue about what we can do to help us achieve success in the StateRAMP authorization process.

How can other members or organizations collaborate with your company on cybersecurity projects?

Fortinet is interested in collaboration across the StateRAMP ecosystem, to share best practices, understand mutually beneficial alignments, and advance discussions on how to solve the Nation’s cybersecurity challenges around cloud security.


Based in Sunnyvale, California, Fortinet is a global cybersecurity company that develops and sells security solutions like firewalls, endpoint security and intrusion detection systems.