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Gartner Survey Analysis: Security is the biggest WAN concern

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Distributed enterprise branches transitioning to a digital business model are having a significant impact on the network. The adoption of cloud services is accelerating advancements in WAN technologies. With enterprises directly accessing the internet, it’s becoming critical to deploy next-generation security strategies along with enabling multi-path WAN to improve application performance.  

Provisioning new branches and rapidly adopting new technologies can be expensive, difficult and time consuming. To make matters worse, security is often overlooked.  

Recent surveys have shown that users see a need for WAN solutions that also integrate and offer common management with their internal LAN networking solutions. Additionally, security was the top concern across all respondents.

Fortinet’s SD-WAN solution based on FortiGate provides next-generation security and networking capabilities to improve efficiency without compromising security. The same simplicity, manageability, and security offered in our Secure SD-WAN solution can be carried over into wired and wireless access management. Fortinet’s secure unified access, powered by FortiLink, integrates wired and wireless services into the security infrastructure through FortiOS. Key FortiLink benefits include a common platform for management, zero-touch deployment, and integrated security which enable switch and WLAN interfaces to be controlled with the same level of enforcement as firewall interfaces. FortiLink switch and wireless integration requires no license. It is included as part of the FortiOS running on every FortiGate.   

Only Fortinet offers an integrated, centrally managed solution with security, wired, wireless, and SD-WAN in one platform. Fortinet secure unified access is integrated into our FortiOS code, meaning it is directly integrated into the security services offered by FortiGate.  

Fortinet is the only vendor to provide industry-leading security services tied with native SD-WAN, LAN, and WLAN management allowing you to consolidate your branch services into one easy to manage platform. Fortinet is the best-of-breed option for networking and security solutions, from network access, out of the branch and into the cloud.    

 

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