Cyber Threat Alliance

McAfee and Symantec Join Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks as Co-founders of the Industry's First Cyber Threat Alliance

Groundswell of Industry Collaboration Underscores Concerted Effort to Help Enterprises Combat Advanced Cyber Threats

Sunnyvale, CA and Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 — Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), both original co-founders of the industry's first cyber threat alliance (see press release issued May 30, 2014), today announced that two new security industry leaders, McAfee and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), have joined the alliance as co-founders.

The mission of the Cyber Threat Alliance is to drive a coordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries through deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing indicators of compromise.

While past industry efforts have often been limited to the exchange of malware samples, this new alliance will provide more actionable threat intelligence from contributing members, including information on zero-day vulnerabilities, botnet command and control (C&C) server information, mobile threats, and indicators of compromise (IoCs) related to advanced persistent threats (APTs), as well as the commonly-shared malware samples. By raising the industry's collective actionable intelligence, alliance participants will be able to deliver greater security for individual customers and organizations.

In addition to evolving the alliance framework and bylaws, co-founders Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec will each dedicate resources to determine the most effective mechanisms for sharing advanced threat data to foster collaboration amongst all alliance members and make united progress in the fight against sophisticated cyber adversaries.


For more information on the cyber alliance and its members, visit:

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) helps protect networks, users and data from continually evolving threats. As a global leader in high-performance network security, we enable businesses and governments to consolidate and integrate stand-alone technologies without suffering performance penalties. Unlike costly, inflexible and low-performance alternatives, Fortinet solutions empower customers to embrace new technologies and business opportunities while protecting essential systems and content. Learn more

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, our security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today’s dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content. Find out more at

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