Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has joined BMW i Andretti Motorsportas the official partner for their Formula E team as part of Fortinet’s commitment to accelerate innovation, high performance and energy efficiency.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first racing series for fully-electric single-seater cars. These electric cars deliver immense acceleration and performance while pushing the development of e-mobility forward. Like Formula E, Fortinet drives digital innovation through our breadth of offerings that make up the Fortinet Security Fabric. Fortinet’s products powered by Fortinet SPUs are engineered with the same emphasis on acceleration, high performance and energy efficiency. Given these synergies, Fortinet has partnered with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team, marking the most significant engagement with a motorsports team in the company’s history.

Similar to the Formula E series, Fortinet continues to digitally innovate and set industry records for performance and speed. Fortinet SPUs outpace what is available in the market with the highest Security Compute Ratings for the following benchmarks: Stateful Firewall throughput, IPsec VPN performance, Concurrent sessions, and Sessions per second. 

The Fortinet Family of SPUs are specially designed security processors that provide unmatched performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional CPUs, providing accelerated network security, accelerated graphics rendering and accelerated AI in the cloud. 

“Fortinet’s involvement in Formula E is a natural fit as it strongly aligns with our focus on engineering and high performance. To accelerate the processing of security and networking functions, we design our own unique security processors. These purpose-built Fortinet SPUs radically increase the speed, scale and performance of our solutions, setting industry Security Compute Rating records. We’re excited to be part of Formula E and to join forces with BMW i Andretti Motorsport team,”John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.

BMW i Andretti Motorsports and Fortinet will be participating in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Races will take place at various locations around the globe, including Rome, Paris and Seoul. The most recent Formula E race was on January 18 in Santiago, Chile, with the season running through July 2020.

“There’s a clear alignment between Fortinet and BMW i Motorsport centered around our shared focus on digital innovation, accelerated technology and high performance. The cooperation between our brands creates promising marketing potential on and off the racetrack and we are proud to name Fortinet as our new partner,”Jens Thiemer, Senior Vice President Customer & Brand BMW.