Richard Stiennon is to take on the role of chief marketing officer at Fortinet. Stiennon, a former security analyst at Gartner and vice-president of research for the company's Security and Privacy group, will be responsible for Fortinet's branding and the increase of product adoption.

While at Gartner, Stiennon earned himself the 2003 Thought LeadershipAward for his industry analysis and daily strategic counsel to Global2000 CIOs. Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet, said:"Richard is a rare talent and one of the most sought-after analyticalthoroughbreds in the industry."