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FortiGate Moves to the Leader’s Quadrant

By John Maddison | July 11, 2017

Fortinet’s FortiGate solution has just shifted into the leader’s quadrant in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. This report acknowledges the ‘completeness’ of our Security Fabric vision, along with our ability to execute, as factors for our advanced placement.

We believe the Magic Quadrant results provide a great opportunity to highlight key innovations that are driving our vision for the future of enterprise firewalls. FortiGate is the most patented security solution in the world. Its advanced security technologies are central to achieving the Security Fabric’s goal of driving visibility and control deep into the network. It is developed around a universal security operating system, leverages highly optimized software and custom security processors, and receives minute-by-minute global and local threat intelligence updates. The combination of these innovations enable Fortinet to deliver an enterprise firewall that effortlessly scales across the infrastructure to secure data wherever it is located.

Since our founding, we have been challenging the traditional concepts of network security promoted by most other vendors. Rather than simply developing isolated security tools, our driving goal has been to also build highly integrated and adaptive security solutions designed to interoperate in order to extend and expand critical visibility and control across the enterprise. This approach allows organizations to correlate threat intelligence and response as well as centralize management and policy orchestration. As a result, today’s enterprises are able to better meet the demands of the new digital economy by protecting themselves at the speed of business, anywhere across their extended ecosystem of networks. 

By weaving our market-leading FortiGate enterprise firewall technology together with other Fortinet and third-party security and management solutions, we are able to deliver a broad, powerful, and automated Security Fabric approach that can better meet the demands of today’s digital business than any single, isolated device or platform. This integrated approach allows today's enterprises to change the way they implement security, from the endpoint to the cloud, so they can quickly and securely adapt to changing customer and market demands.

We are proud of our placement in the leader’s quadrant in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. FortiGate has also been recognized by numerous third party tests, certifications, and hundreds of thousands of organizations  as a leading, world-class security solution with the single largest deployment in the world. And as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture, it is the first solution ready to defend today’s advanced network environments.

You can read about the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report here.  We also invite you to take some time to learn more about the FortiGate Next-Gen Firewall and the Fortinet Security Fabric.

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