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Fortinet Again Named a Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Network Firewall

Figure 1. Gartner Peer Insights Customer's Choice 2022

Fortinet's position as the global next-generation firewall (NGFW) market leader is not just because we ship the largest number of devices worldwide. Nor is it solely due to the FortiGate solution being regularly placed in the leadership position by analysts. It is also because customers and partners routinely recognize us as providing  a great solution for real-world needs. We think this is evidenced by Fortinet being named a Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customer's Choice for Network Firewall for the third year in a row.

The Value of the FortiGate Security Platform

Organizations value FortiGate Network Firewalls because they are easy to deploy, can be centrally managed, and provide unparalleled price-performance value. They also offer cutting-edge AI/ML-driven detection capabilities—including in-line sandboxing that, when coupled with FortiGuard services, help them protect their hybrid enterprise networks.

As the adage goes, you can only protect what you can see. And Fortinet's Network Firewall provides deep visibility into users, applications, destinations, and threats – removing the blind spots that result from over 95% of today's traffic being encrypted. Powered by an SPU architecture in physical models and vSPU in virtual and cloud deployments, FortiGate NGFWs offer unparalleled security performance in an area where most other solutions fail to keep up.

And in addition to extra horsepower, FortiGate Network Firewalls also uniquely support network convergence requirements, including being the only solution to include natively integrated ZTNA enforcement, Secure SD-WAN, wireless WAN, and Wireless LAN management. No other solution can boast so many world-class services running simultaneously on the same platform. And because they all leverage the same OS, organizations that deploy these solutions also realize maximum interoperability, automation, and threat detection and response. It's innovation like this that has allowed Fortinet to successfully secure enterprise networks end-to-end for over 20 years.

Fortinet Is the Preferred Choice of Customers Worldwide

Network and infrastructure leaders across all industries, including financial institutions, healthcare, and education environments, are tasked with connecting and securing their growing number of enterprise edges. This includes converging OT and IT networks, extending new services to clients and partners, and maintaining optimal user experience while reducing the attack surface and minimizing disruptions for business-critical applications. The unique power, scope, and scalability of the FortiGate Network Firewall are why security leaders across the globe trust Fortinet more than any other vendor to secure their businesses and help deliver value and performance to their stakeholders.

We're honored to once again be recognized with the Customers' Choice for Network Firewall. Based on peer-sourced reviews, we think that customers of all sizes and industries have recognized Fortinet for enabling them to optimize their digital acceleration efforts by delivering on the features and performance they need to be successful – all delivered by the same FortiGate solution, running on the same FortiOS operating system, and managed through the same console. It's why we believe that the FortiGate Network Firewall also received the Gartner Peer Insights Customer's Choice recognition for WAN Edge Infrastructure for the third year in a row.

In addition to receiving the Gartner Customers' Choice distinction, Fortinet has again been placed in the top-right quadrant of the Voice of the Customer report. This marks three years in a row that Fortinet has received this recognition from its peers. Another distinction is Fortinet's impressive score of 4.6 out of 5.0 from 446 reviews—the highest number of reviews of any vendor participant. And of those customers who provided quality reviews, 93% also shared their willingness to recommend the FortiGate Network Firewall to others.

But that's not all. Digging deeper into the report, were Fortinet was also recognized with a Customers’ Choice recognition for FortiGate Network Firewalls by the Finance and Manufacturing verticals and Services Industries. Regionally, Fortinet again made the Customers’ Choice quadrant for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and North America. And when rated by category, Fortinet achieved a 4.7/5.0 for product capabilities.  

Here is a sample of reviews provided by customers:

One of the Best Threat Protections Against Cyber-Security Attacks

"This is an effective and efficient firewall software that delivers high performance, improved visibility, and multi-layered advanced security to protect our systems against cyber-attacks while also reducing complexity. Many security functions such as Application Control, Antivirus, IPS, Web Filtering, and so on are available in the FortiGate Firewall, which assists our company in protecting our users."

Protect the network from internal and external threats in an efficient manner

"Our network is always in the safe zone with FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall end-to-security and the difficult operations of our security center are easily managed by its high performance and efficient capabilities. We have deployed this single security solution that not only simplified our security posture, but also ensured that all of our physical, virtual, and cloud environments were adequately protected, allowing our people to focus on increasing profitability rather than worrying about security. FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, in my opinion, is an excellent and high-performance security solution that no other solution can match."

Very strong product that supports core NGFW tech like deep-packet inspection

"Our organization looked at Palo Alto, Cisco, and Fortinet NGFW products. Fortinet was able to provide the most cost-effective solution without compromising security. We have worked with Fortinet for the last 10 months and been very happy with the sales and technical teams."

Fortinet Security Fabric Is a Game Changer

"The Fortinet Security Fabric has been a game changer in how we manage our environment and it brings an excellent view of the network and is easy to configure. The firewalls perform very well, and we have no issues with their throughput. Secure SD-WAN is built in and is easy to setup and manage."

Best Next Generation Firewall for business of any size

"The product FortiGate NGFW is robust enough to maintain cyber security in the company, bringing confidentiality and availability to carry out activities that depend on the integration between internal and external networks."

A great all-in-one or purpose-built security solution

"Fortinet's suite of products has been key in allowing us to build a secure and highly flexible network architecture. The overlap and integration of services on the FortiGate units is a key cost-saving measure for smaller organizations while allowing flexibility to expand to dedicated hardware as needed (for example, Wireless LAN Controllers or FortiAuthenticator). Fortinet has done a great job of expanding the functionality in their GUI interface, however there are still times when it is beneficial or even required to go back to the command-line. The support has been truly great with minimal wait times and excellent advance hardware replacement services."

FortiGate Exceeds Expectations

"Moving to FortiGate from another vendor was a very smooth process. The ease of installation and integration into our network was great. The firewalls have a full set of next gen features and are simple to work with and troubleshoot. Their support is easy to work with and is responsive. Fortinet has a large suite of products that compliment and integrate with the next gen firewalls."

Best NGFW product

"FortiGate is best firewall I have used so far, easy to configure and ready to deploy with minimal configuration we have migrated from other firewall vendor to FortiGate and over all experience is very good, protection level and update frequency of definition other security component is quick."

Simple & Fast to Implement for Cloud Based Architectures!

"Great! We implemented FortiGate as part for cloud landing zone to bring in more security for our cloud setup. It was easy for our firewall admins to setup the base."

FortiGates are simple to deploy but provide robust security, routing and SD-WAN features

"Deployment and centralized configuration with FortiManager make the product very repeatable for a business with a large WAN infrastructure. With the built in SD-WAN features the product is very robust for the ease of configuration."

Fortinet is a great centralized security solution to increase posture and visibility

"Our company deployed FortiGate NGFWs covering data center and branches. All product capabilities performed very well: SD-WAN, VDOMS, integration, reporting. The deployment helped us to simplify the security management and protection, while increasing security posture. FortiGate is an incredible high-performance security solution."

Trusted Advisor for Enterprise Security, Both at the Perimeter and Beyond

"In general, the next generation feature set of FortiGate firewalls meet the needs of my fastest growing clients, both in the enterprise data center, or at remote offices."

Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls, Peer Contributors, 29 April 2022.

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