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We are very proud to announce that Fortinet has once again been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls. Fortinet is a global leader in cybersecurity, serving over 500,000 customers worldwide, helping to accelerate their digital journey with security-driven networking solutions. Powered by a single OS, FortiGate Network Firewalls—whether physical, virtual, or delivered from the cloud—are designed to protect any edge at any scale while providing a seamless experience for users and administrators.
By deeply weaving security into the network fabric and accelerating performance with purpose-built Security Processor Units (SPUs), FortiGate Network Firewalls are designed to protect any edge at any scale. And with AI/ML-powered FortiGuard services, this protection is not just faster but smarter, contextual and effective.
FortiGate Network Firewalls leverage 20+ years of innovation to provide full, high-fidelity visibility combined, consistent enterprise-class security, and coordinated threat intelligence sharing. These innovations are designed to more effectively prevent business disruptions and protect organizations from the rising threat of ransomware and other cyberattacks.
We attribute much of Fortinet’s success to our amazing customers and partners, who help us focus on innovations designed to help them do their jobs quickly and securely. This commitment to innovation is manifested through more than 716 patents, with hundreds pending—the highest number in the industry. We also have the highest number of firewalls shipped, more than 6.25 million. And we do this with one of the industry’s most secure and efficient supply chain management systems to meet customer delivery timelines.
FortiGate Network Firewalls add intrinsic value to businesses. That’s not just our opinion, it is also the opinion of thousands of Gartner Peer Insights reviews. As a result of these customer reviews, Fortinet earned the coveted Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls for 2020 and 2021. We believe this reflects the confidence in Fortinet’s enterprise security solutions held by customers worldwide.
Fortinet has also received the highest score in the Enterprise Data Center Use Case of the Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls in 2019 and 2020. Many of the world’s largest financial, healthcare, manufacturing, federal, and other customers have adopted FortiGate Network Firewalls for their hyperscale and hybrid data center environments. Their decision reflects our commitment to supporting today’s most demanding network environments.
Augmented with over fifty integrated Fabric solutions and the highest number of zero-day discoveries in the industry, FortiGate Network Firewalls provide advanced automated data governance designed for today’s hybrid IT architectures. And at the same time, they have also been specially designed to accommodate today’s new workforce needs and protect hybrid environments. That’s because FortiGate Network Firewalls include an extensive portfolio of market-leading innovations:
PROTECTION: The increasing pace and sophistication of cybersecurity attacks, including ransomware, can lead to data theft and network disruptions that damage brands and impact revenue. As part of a Security-Driven Networking strategy, FortiGate Network Firewalls deliver comprehensive and high-fidelity visibility to protect ANY user, device, or edge in any location. And because they are powered by AI/ML-driven FortiGuard services, they can secure the entire hybrid IT architecture with coordinated and automated threat detection and protection.
CONSOLIDATION: Network and security leaders must consolidate solutions to eliminate point products that fracture visibility and limit control. And they need tools designed to scale to meet their business needs with matching security. FortiGate Network Firewalls allow them to build strong security postures designed for the most robust environments. And their common operating system and hyperscale security enable those organizations to reduce cost and complexity to achieve predictable total cost of ownership.
WORK FROM ANYWHERE: Network and security leaders also need a comprehensive security framework that supports work location flexibility. FortiGate Network Firewalls natively integrate ZTNA access proxy without requiring additional licenses. This allows remote users to access applications and resources from anywhere, at any time, with continuous authentication. At the same time, built-in AI/ML systems ensure increasingly effective compliance and controls.
AUTOMATION: Network and security leaders need to overcome the inefficiencies and breaches resulting from manual operations. Orchestrating a consistent security policy across ephemeral workloads that span hybrid and multi-cloud architectures simply adds more to their already full plate of operational responsibilities. Misconfigurations and missed threats that often result from manual operations inevitably lead to network compromises. FortiGate Network Firewalls are managed by a single Fabric Management Center, providing a centralized single pane of glass and integration with 400+ ecosystem partners to simplify operations, coordinate workflows, and deliver consistent policy across hybrid IT/data center/cloud architectures.
Fortinet is honored to have also recently been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure for the second year in a row, placing highest in Ability to Execute. We are equally pleased to have ranked #1 for three crucial enterprise use cases—including the Remote Worker, Security-sensitive WAN, and Small Branch WAN use cases.
Competing in today’s highly dynamic digital marketplace requires tools built around Security-Driven Networking principles that are designed to adapt to constantly changing requirements. Fortinet believes our position as a Leader in both the Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure and Network Firewalls reflects our commitment to developing solutions designed for the way today’s organizations do business.
Read the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls report and see why we have been named a Leader.
Additionally, see how customers and partners have independently evaluated Fortinet in thousands of validated Gartner Peer Insights reviews and read why we were named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls.
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Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls, By Peer Contributors, 9 April 2021
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Nat Smith, Adam Hils,1st November 2021.
Gartner®, Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Evan Zeng, 20 September 2021.
Gartner® Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner, Naresh Singh, Evan Zeng, 21, September 2021.
Gartner® Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure, By Peer Contributors, 5 February 2021.
Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne,