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Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

By Fortinet | September 19, 2019

Fortinet has been recognized as one of the Leaders among the 18 vendors included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report for 2019. We believe this recognition showcases our clear understanding of market needs, both as innovator and thought leader. We feel, it also highlights our ongoing commitment to providing the IT community, and our more than 415,000 customers around the world, with the best possible protection for today’s sophisticated and highly distributed networks.

A Commitment to Innovation and Thought Leadership

With nearly 630 patents—more than any other vendor—we are confident that Fortinet is clearly number one in proven cybersecurity innovation. And as networks continue to undergo rapid and ongoing transformation, it is critical that the underlying security architecture is able to adapt and scale in a way that enables organizations to realize their business objectives. This clear vision of the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s networks has enabled us to continually be at the forefront of thought leadership and product development.

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A Powerful Security-Driven Networking Approach

A critical element of our ongoing success is our unique security-driven networking approach, which integrates security into every element of the network to help customers increase efficiencies across their infrastructure, correlate threat intelligence, and respond to detected threats in a unified fashion. It also prevents the sorts of security gaps in policy, functionality, and enforcement that are often the result of a more traditional, ad hoc approach to security.

With a security-driven networking strategy in place, FortiGate Network Firewalls ensure consistent, end-to-end protection across all crucial network edges—from campuses and data centers to branch offices and multi-cloud deployments.

Securing the Extended Network

Secure SD-WAN: Fortinet is one of the first vendors to deliver an enterprise-class SD-WAN solution using custom-built ASIC technology combined with fully integrated advanced security to support and protect distributed WAN locations. As part of a security-driven networking strategy, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution enables organizations to extend critical business applications to remote locations, improve user experience, and lower WAN costs without compromising their security posture. 

Cloud security: FortiGate network firewalls provide advanced security for even the most complex multi-cloud environments with broad support for all of the top IaaS providers, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Alibaba. This allows customers to leverage consistent multi-layer security protection, automation, and deep integrations no matter how many clouds they adopt using cloud native solutions inside each cloud, and seamless policy and enforcement translations between different cloud environments.

Accelerate On-Ramp to the Cloud: Fortinet’s high-performance data center and SD-WAN solutions accelerate cloud on-ramp by providing high-speed connectivity and deep SSL inspection to the multi-cloud. With FortiGate network firewalls, organizations are able to deliver a great user experience while achieving transparent visibility and inspection of all SSL and TLS traffic, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

High-speed inspection of SSL and TLS encrypted traffic: With encrypted traffic now comprising over 70% of total network traffic and 60% of attacks using SSL or TLS to infiltrate networks and exfiltration data, organizations put themselves at serious risk when SSL/TLS inspection is not turned on. For most network firewalls, however, inspecting encrypted traffic results in enormous performance hits, resulting in the sort of performance bottlenecks that today’s digital businesses cannot afford. Using advanced physical and virtual security processors (SPUs), FortiGate solutions provide the highest price/performance rates in the industry. And Fortinet is the only vendor to currently support TLS v1.3.

Single pane of glass management: Fortinet is also the only vendor to provide comprehensive management of a full suite of advanced security solutions, regardless of where they are deployed through a single pane of glass management system. FortiManager simplifies management with single console, or it can be extended across a tiered management strategy or integrated into a robust NOC/SOC solution for consistent configuration, orchestration, and compliance across even the most broadly distributed network

More Gartner Peer Insights Reviews Than Any Other Vendor for Enterprise Network Firewall

Of course, we believe leadership is about much more than industry accolades, which is why we are so proud of the fact that a majority of the Fortune 500 companies trust Fortinet to secure their most critical assets. But every business, large or small, deserves the same level of protection, which is why our solutions have been universally adopted by so many organizations both large and small – more than 415,000 and growing! In fact, Gartner Peer Insights portal for the Enterprise Network Firewalls market lists Fortinet’s FortiGate Enterprise Firewall with the highest overall customer reviews than all other solutions (based on 1,438 reviews as of 13 September 2019).

For More Information

We invite you to download the Gartner report to learn more about Fortinet’s position as a Leader. You can also learn more about Fortinet’s security-driven networking solutions, the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, and the Fortinet Security Fabric solutions.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, 17 September 2019, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, John Watts

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