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Fortinet Named a Top SD-WAN Vendor in the 2021 Frost Radar

By Rami Rammaha | November 22, 2021

Frost and Sullivan has recently published the 2021 Frost Radar™: Global SD-WAN Vendor Market, 2021 report and we are pleased to announce that Fortinet is placed as one of the top SD-WAN vendors. Of note, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is ranked #2, placed high relative to competitors in both the Growth Index and Innovation Index and showed positive momentum compared to last year’s report. With nearly 35,000 WAN Edge customers worldwide, organizations across many industries and vertical markets trust Fortinet to address their WAN transformation and security challenges.

According to the Frost Radar™ report, Fortinet has demonstrated remarkable growth in the SD-WAN market and notes that the SD-WAN functionality built into FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs) along with advanced routing is appealing to businesses that have a security-centric approach to their WAN deployments. Transforming security with WAN is critical because both the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks increase as the digital attack surface grows. According to Frost & Sullivan’s perspective, with the rise of hybrid and multi-cloud, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution aligns with businesses’ cloud-first strategy by converging networking and security, thus optimizing and securing users and business-critical applications. 

In the 2021 Frost & Sullivan Global WAN Virtualization Trends end-user survey, IT decision makers listed virtual network services as the third-most important technology priority for the next 24 months. Fortinet multifunction virtual network functions (VNFs) can deliver security, SD-WAN, and routing in a single VNF, which enables businesses to further optimize the use of available cores on universal customer premise equipment (uCPE).

Five years ago, Fortinet pioneered a security-driven networking approach to SD-WAN with the release of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and currently provides advanced security and high-performance connectivity to customers worldwide. To accelerate performance, Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN is powered by the industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC, which improves security posture effectiveness and user experience. In addition, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is powered by a single operating system, FortiOS, and a single management console, which improves efficiency across all WAN and cloud edges. Time and again, Fortinet has been a leader in SD-WAN innovation, most recently as the first vendor to deliver built-in zero trust network access (ZTNA) capabilities to support work-from-anywhere initiatives. Moreover, the company is committed to continuing delivering solutions to transform and secure customers’ WAN edge.   

Learn more about Fortinet’s leader position in the Frost Radar™: Global SD-WAN Vendor Market, 2021 report from Frost & Sullivan.