SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2014) - Underscoring its advanced technology expertise, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced it has earned the title of U.S. "Distributor of the Year" from Fortinet, a world leader in high-performance network security.

Presented at Fortinet's annual Global Partner Conference, the Fortinet award for U.S. Distributor of the Year reflects the exceptional achievements of Ingram Micro's Advanced Technology Division and Networking and Security Business Unit in 2013. These included accelerated growth across the Fortinet product line and servicing an unparalleled breadth of Fortinet resellers in the U.S. with ongoing partner enablement and business development services.

"Ingram Micro continues to align with Fortinet's vision of success and their dedication to our mutual channel partners in the FortiPartner Program in 2013 raised the bar and provided significant value to our business," says Dirk Venzlaff, vice president of distribution, Fortinet. "We congratulate Ingram Micro and applaud the company's relentless determination to become the top Fortinet distributor in the U.S. We look forward to Ingram Micro's continued contributions in 2014 as we break new ground with our Connected UTM Platform and FortiGate-3700D solutions."

"Fortinet is committed to the success of its partner community and stands out as a market leader when it comes to network security innovation, collaboration and partner enablement," says Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Advanced Technology Division, Ingram Micro U.S. "This honor showcases the highly specialized network security expertise within Ingram Micro and our proven ability to help our channel partners earn more business by building greater value. We've established a great working relationship with Fortinet and will continue to build on our mutual success."

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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit

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