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Fortinet Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Solutions

By Fortinet | February 03, 2020

Fortinet is proud to announce that we have been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. This Customers’ Choice recognition, our third in a row, is based on the ranking of vendors by verified end-user professionals – both the number of end-user reviews and the vendor’s overall user rating are considered when determining these rankings. 

We are especially proud of this recognition because it is entirely based on customer feedback. In order to help our customers achieve the highest security network, we work hard to deliver a broad set of solutions that are designed to operate in conjunction with one another, ensuring quality and ease of use.

As of January 30rd, Fortinet has received 224 verified ratings on the Gartner Peer Insights website, including 148 submitted in the past 12 months. We think this highlights the fact that our customers are benefitting from our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest quality of security services and solutions across industries. 

Here is a small sample of the hundreds of comments and feedback posted by Fortinet customers on the Gartner Peer Insights website for FortiAP and FortiSwitch:

Financial Services 

"FortiAP For Secure Wifi," SDM, 50M - 250M USD

"Since we have implemented [FortiAP] as our WiFi solution, we have reached goals that we have been planning for years. We have a secure WiFi connection both for corporate network and for the guests. The coverage is great and management of users is superb. For example, if somebody tries to download something big and slows the whole network we can track him down in seconds."

This Was The Easiest Wireless Network Implementation,” Head of IT Service Delivery Department, 50M - 250M USD

"Another great product from this great vendor. This was the easiest wireless network implementation as it took a very small amount of time to add these products to the existing Fortinet environment."

Easy to Implement Wireless Management Tool with Lot of Security in Mind,” Consultant, 50M - 250M USD

"Great wireless access management and security solution that we have deployed and configured in a matter of days. Guest network, corporate network, with all the needed security features that works stable for months since deployed."

Government

Fast and Easy Implementation, Supportive Vendor and Partner Teams,” NOC member

"[This] Fortinet [solution] is well aligned with our model of central management - WLC is running on [a] VM in our private cloud, APs are running on 470 sites (goal 950 sites). We are using our own automation/orchestration system, which is connecting to [the FortiGate] system via REST API. Training was very useful, ticket management via Fortinet portal is running smoothly, only 0,1% of RMA or DOD for APs… "

Healthcare

A Controlled Access Point, Safe and with The Best Quality,” Communications and Network Analyst

"Currently we use the FortiAP or Access point to provide internet and access to multiple web sites both internal and external in the different locations, we have found the access very useful and very secure as well as monitoring the denial and the devices connected to it to have a greater control and thus be able to measure and distribute the required bandwidth."

FortiAP - The Definition of Wireless Coverage,” Distributed Network Engineer

"Great coverage, ease of setup/configuration/implementation. The built-in default configuration lets you drop ship to a site and they are nearly plug and play from a customer point of view."

Easy Installation and Configuration,” Computer Engineering

"We have an approximate of more than 30 FortiAP in the company, performing different functions in the WLAN, from employees SSID, Visitors, Administrative Area. This device provides an excellent coverage area, good connection and excellent communication speed."

Energy and Utilities 

FortiAP Wireless Access Point,” Network and Security Specialist

"We use FortiAP devices to meet the WiFi needs of our remote offices. We are configuring and managing via the [FortiGate] firewall we are currently using in the organization. We are broadcasting SSID over 5 and 2.4 GHz channels. It works very successfully and smoothly in our daily use."

Easy to Install and Use an Access Point,” Network Specialist

"FortiAPs support WiFi’s latest technologies, 802.11ac Wave2, 4x4 protocols. FortiAPs can be used singly as stand-alone or as an integrated solution with UTM Firewall. We are using FortiAP in our remote office. As with other manufacturers, FortiAP can broadcast SSIDs at 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. Security technologies are at the same level as other products. The difference between these products is their signal quality and performance status, signal quality and losses in the transmitted packages. Our remote device is connecting 5 devices in the office and we did not have any problems in this sense."

In addition to being named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Fortinet has also received research recognition. It was recognized by Gartner in its September 2019 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure in the Niche Players Quadrant. We believe industry recognition and positive peer reviews validate our commitment to providing quality solutions and services that enable security across industries. 

When looking for a security solution, we strongly encourage that IT professionals refer to Gartner Peer Insights before making a final decision. Peer reviews help ensure that needs are met and that organizations, no matter the industry, can effectively protect themselves, their employees, and their customers.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitutes the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

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