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Fortinet Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure

By Nirav Shah | February 19, 2021

Fortinet is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the February 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure in recognition of the reviews that customers have provided for our Secure SD-WAN solution.

Additionally, FortiMail was also recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the February 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Email Security.

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings. To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate.

The fact that this recognition is entirely based on customer feedback is a special point of pride for us because Fortinet pioneered Secure SD-WAN in 2016 with our security-driven networking approach. And we believe this recognition from our customers affirms to us that our approach is helping them transform at scale without compromising security. Fortinet also received the highest scores in two key use cases in the September 2020 Gartner “Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure” report. In that analysis, Fortinet’s SD-WAN solution scored highest in the “Security-Sensitive WAN” (4.26/5) and “Small Footprint Retail WAN” (4.14/5) use cases. And now, in the WAN Edge Infrastructure segment of Gartner Peer Insights, we had the highest number of reviews as of February 19, 2021.

To meet the security demands of today’s networks, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution integrates all of the security features organizations need to protect their distributed networks. Our advanced routing capabilities are so robust that a growing number of enterprises are adopting it to replace their legacy routers. The Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution is application-aware and offers single-pane-of-glass visibility and management. It provides integrated advanced threat protection, improves cloud application performance, and reduces costs by leveraging multi-broadband connectivity.

Here is a small sampling of the comments and feedback posted verbatim by Fortinet customers on the Gartner Peer Insights website for FortiGate Secure SD-WAN:

FINANCE

"Lots of Searching, Moved to Fortigate Secure SD-WAN With Confidence" - IT Manager, Firm Size: $1B - 3B USD

"We looked around for nearly 6 months in the SD-WAN world, carefully searching for the right vendor, product, and support. After we spent many, many days of review, we decided to use Fortigate as our solution. This works especially nice when you are already in the Fortigate land, as we were. We primarily chose Fortigate as this would integrate with a lot of our existing infrastructure, especially security. IT also included the more advanced features we wanted like FEC (forward error correction)."

"They Have Very Good And Innovative Products, Reasonable Prices" - CTO, Firm Size: $50 - $250M USD

"The human team is excellent, they have experience and a good predisposition to problem solving. We started with a solution in company with a supplier, and little by little we got to know the brand and the solutions they gave us. Definitely, we have found robust solutions, in aspects such as communications resilience, management services and security automation. We hope in the following years to be able to continue evaluating the solutions that are most convenient for our company. "

EDUCATION/GOVERNMENT

"SDWan Come To Stay And If Is Good Nowadays Imagine In Next Years" Infrastructure analyst, Firm Size: Gov't/PS/ED less than 5,000 employees

"SD Wan came to simplify infrastructure analyst life. When you think that before we have to balance links manually and choose which one would be responsible for some application. Another benefit is not depend anymore only from dedicated internet links which cost high and without SD Wan we can't perform best with them. When we talk about application, SD wan can give us the best performance with the rule that you think is the bet one for your application(Latency, jitter). The best one is QOS rules witch real works and bring the best performance when we talk about application that are high priority for example Conference rooms used only by executives (CEO, CIO, CFO)."

TRANSPORTATION

"Best Value SD-WAN Solution Combined With Performance And Support That It Top Notch" - Network Manager, Firm Size: $3B - $10B USD 

"We have been extremely impressed with the ease of use/setup along with the amazing support that we have come to love with Fortinet. Super cost effective. Also, they have improved over the years how easily can it be managed without having to learn complex commands."

MANUFACTURING

"Quickwins Starting SD-WAN" - Systems Engineer, Firm Size: $250 - $500M USD

"It's possible to start using fortigate products really simple, we had quick-wins deploying SD-WAN. We created WAN uplinks with 3 VLAN's where our providers are connected, created a simple rule and we have been able to use the created SD-WAN interface. Policies etc. could be added simple, to manage priority, bandwith by rules."

"FortiGate SD-WAN, Problem Solver And Cost Saver!" - Program and Portfolio Management, Firm Size: 3B - 10B USD

"Near seamless deployment execution and ability to replace many different suppliers/partners devices with a single solution. Near all-in-one capability. Almost couldn't ask for more."

To learn more about Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice or to read the reviews written about our products by IT professionals, please see the WAN Edge Infrastructure page on Gartner Peer InsightsTo all of our customers who submitted reviews, thank you! These reviews mold our products and our customer journey, and we look forward to building on the experience that earned us this distinction. If you have a Fortinet story to share, we encourage you to weigh in on Gartner Peer Insights.


In addition to these customer recognitions, Gartner analysts have also recognized Fortinet in several of their Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, including:

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls (Sep 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (Aug 2019)*
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (Feb 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (Oct 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure (Sept 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (Nov 2020)

Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner, Naresh Singh, 30, September 2020.

*This research is currently archived and is only provided here for historical purposes.

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