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Recognition in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
Each year, Gartner evaluates the enterprise firewall market based on the capabilities and features of the solutions being offered throughout the cybersecurity space. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls examines today’s solution providers based on completeness of vision and how effectively they are able to execute this vision. According to the report, “products in this market must be able to support single-enterprise firewall deployments and large and/or complex deployments. These include traditional “big firewall” data center placements, branch offices, multitiered demilitarized zones (DMZs), and, increasingly, virtual versions for the data center and various cloud environments.” Learn more about Fortinet’s Enterprise Firewall and the company’s position as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
From Fortinet’s perspective, the FortiGate Enterprise Firewall provides a myriad of use cases within a single solution, and is favored by IT professionals in varying positions and verticals for providing comprehensive security with simplified management. In addition to offering the broadest set of use cases in the network infrastructure, Fortinet’s Enterprise Firewall operates seamlessly across distributed networks while offering a high level of visibility. These features have been proven to provide effective security across multiple high-risk verticals, including financial services, healthcare, government, and retail.
Automated security workflows and integration with the wider Security Fabric allows for granular visibility into the threat landscape across applications and devices. These features cut down on the manpower and capital resources required to monitor the network and reduce the time between discovery and remediation.
User Reviews about Fortinet’s Enterprise Network Firewall
The healthcare, financial services, retail, and government spaces are common cyberattack targets. As a result, they are highly regulated by various third-party organizations seeking to ensure consumer data is safe from breaches. We believe that our reviews on Gartner Peer Insights reveal why so many IT professionals in these high-impact industries have selected FortiGate to protect their networks, extending the use of this one solution to incorporate SD-WAN, internal segmentation firewalls, next-generation firewalls, datacenter firewalls, and secure web gateways. In 2018, Fortinet was named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Network Firewalls, based on the number of end-user reviews and the overall user ratings. We feel that the 990 reviews from professionals in various industries demonstrate Fortinet’s commitment to enhancing network security across organizations.
We have highlighted customer reviews from IT teams in the healthcare, financial services, government, and retail spaces that we think demonstrate why the FortiGate Enterprise Firewall is commonly trusted for securing these networks.
CIO, Healthcare Industry, 500M – 1B USD
“Fortinet has been a great partner. From a security perspective, we have not had a security breach since we've implemented the Fortinet Enterprise firewall.”
CIO, Healthcare Industry, <5,000 employees
“FortiGate has given us improved security over the internet. It was purchased to provide end-to-end network security for our Electronic Health Records and to protect against threats and attacks. We are also using Fortinet for our Web Filtering for production network and our guest Wi-Fi.”
Director of IT, Healthcare Industry, 50M-250M USD
“FortiGate Firewalls have been reliable and are constantly being improved via software updates.”
Manager, Information Security & Project, Finance Industry, 250M-500M USD
“All in all a good product which provides coverage and visibility for enterprise’s attack surface. It delivers security effectiveness, very good performance, and simplicity of management.”
Senior Manager of Network Operations and Security, Finance Industry, 50M-250M USD
“Product has performed well and the 24/7 support has been excellent at helping us resolve any issues encountered.”
Head of IT Service Delivery Department, Finance Industry, 50M-250M USD
“Very good support and pre/after sales process. Price/performance is great.”
Team Technical Lead, Retail Industry, 50M-250M USD
“We installed a pair of FortiGate 600Ds at our corporate HQ in January and then in October installed a pair of 900Ds in front of our web farm. Before this in the production environment we had underpowered devices with limited reporting capability. After the new firewalls went in we saw an immediate improvement in our website speed and performance. Almost immediately we were able to identify a misconfiguration on our outside routers that we had not been able to visualize before. With the reporting capabilities of the built-in FortiView we were able to see this bad traffic with ease. Because now we can see what traffic is needed over which port we have been able to lock down firewall rules to only those which are absolutely necessary. Beforehand we had rules that were overly permissive, just to make sure they would work. Our previous firewalls were grossly underpowered where even a little attack could bring them and our websites down hard. With FortiGate's efficient use of resources, even under heavy load and an attack the CPU is still barely hitting 5% of capacity. We were initially concerned our sensors were broken.”
Security Analyst, Retail Industry, 3B – 10B USD
“Fortinet is an excellent company. The[ir] sales team helped us plan and build our deployment. This allowed us to understand the scope and scale of the devices needed. They also recommended devices and services to complete ou[r] goals.”
CIO, Retail Industry, 250M – 500M USD
“This FortiGate 100 analyzer solution gave us multi-threat protection with a quick performing system...the cost was ideal and helped us secure some of our remote sites. The Cisco price tag was not appealing or in our budget so we went with FortiGate. They provided us a very rewarding solution that worked well and was smooth for our end users.”
Network Security Architect, Government Industry, 500M - 1B USD
“Fortinet has shown consistent drive towards product development, new features and capabilities, and maturity. And relative to other security vendors, Fortinet regularly brings leading-edge solutions at lowers costs than other vendors.”
Network and System Administrator I, Government Industry, 5,000 – 50,000 Employees
“Product granularity is exceptional when producing custom rules and filtering capabilities whether on hosts, networks or users. Interface changes between some versions aren't communicated well in advance and cause some issues relearning where an option is or how it has been renamed/integrated into another location within the management GUI.”
Project Leader - Networking, Government Industry, <50M USD
“Fortinet from start to finish has been an entire end user win experience for us. Start to finish they have made sure we had everything we needed include[ing] professional services for integration. They work hard to determine our actual need, not just what we want. Can’t begin to describe how awesome of a technological experience this has been.”
Enterprise networks are constantly expanding, adding more devices and distributed environments. As IT professionals select firewalls to meet specific network security needs, they should consider the solution’s ability to expand with the network to secure various uses, without having to continuously add new solutions. The FortiGate Enterprise Firewall solution does just this, providing comprehensive security across a broad set of use cases to reduce complexity and ensure maximum visibility.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Rajpreet Kaur, 4 October 2018.
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