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Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

By Muhammad Abid | November 12, 2020

Once again, Fortinet has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. 

Fortinet: A Customer-Focused Security-Driven Networking Leader

We are very proud of this latest recognition from Gartner. And proud of our commitment to serve more than 480,000 customers across the world by tackling some of the biggest and most diverse challenges in networking and security. The threat landscape continues to evolve and more than ever organizations need a security solution to meet the demands of today’s digital businesses and dynamic network environments.

2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Part of our success in this market is due to the fact that our firewalls function as part of an overall security-driven networking strategy. The convergence of security and networking is a trend Fortinet’s founders anticipated from the company’s earliest days, more than two decades ago—and the benefits of which many are talking about in these early days of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). 

Foundational to our approach is the Fortinet Security Fabric platform which provides comprehensive visibility and protection across devices, users, endpoints, multi-cloud networks, SaaS, and infrastructure in real-time. The Fortinet Security Fabric is designed to span the entire attack surface consistently and effectively for clear visibility and granular control across all network edges, from the endpoint to the cloud. 

Because we build our firewalls and other offerings with the entire network in mind, we can ensure that all potential gaps remain visible and protected, even in the most dynamic environments. It is also why we were industry pioneers with our Secure SD-WAN solution. Built on our powerful Fortinet Security Processing Units (SPUs), Fortinet anticipated the security challenges of a complex WAN connectivity strategy years ago. Fortinet believes that our innovation and security-driven networking approach are part of the reasons why we were recently designated as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure as well.

Our FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are purpose-built to protect any edge, at any scale, including hyperscale environments, with full visibility, segmentation, security inspection, and protection across hybrid architectures. With a legacy of innovation and currently 680+ patents, more than other vendor in the industry, Fortinet is clearly number one in proven cybersecurity innovation. And as business becomes more digital, and underlying architectures need to transform, Fortinet NGFWs are able to provide the agility, flexibility, and adaptability organizations need to realize their business objectives:

  • Networking and security leaders can better manage operational and security risks, ensuring business continuity. Security-driven networking helps customers achieve full visibility into applications, threats, and networks by seeing and protecting any edge irrespective of its location. We also provide the industry’s highest Security Compute Rating through the power of our purpose-built Security Processing Units (SPUs), including our recently released—and the industry’s most innovative—Network Processor, the NP7. The NP7 offers unique capabilities designed to address the most formidable challenges facing organizations that simply can’t be addressed with existing technologies. And it can provide maximum protection for the services edge while delivering optimal experience at the same time. 
  • Networking and security leaders can reduce overall cost and complexity. The industry at large talks about the sprawl of point products, especially in networking and the data center. But few providers are actually doing much about it. Fortinet eliminates the need for multiple point products, enabling teams to instead implement dynamic trust, segmentation, and full protection for business applications using the fully integrated Fortinet Security Fabric, which includes NGFWs. Fortinet also believes in transparency and third-party validation. This is best demonstrated by FortiGate NGFWs receiving the coveted “Recommended” ratings from NSS Labs six consecutive times, including being recognized for best price/performance. With a Fortinet cybersecurity solution in place, customers are able to consolidate and simplify their approach to networking and security, and for the best possible total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry.
  • Networking and security leaders can improve operational efficiency. Beyond the ease of managing Fortinet Security Fabric solutions, we offer automation and orchestration capabilities extended across more than 400 integration partners. Having all of these elements working together simplifies enterprise-wide workflows and allows organizations to build a customized solution designed to meet the demands of any enterprise, government, service provider, or SMB environment. 

Read the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report and see why we have been named a Leader. Additionally, see how customers have independently evaluated Fortinet in thousands of validated Gartner Peer Insights reviews in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls.

Learn how Fortinet's Next-Generation Firewalls, powered by purpose-built SPUs, can protect any network edge at any scale.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, 09 November 2020, Rajpreet Kaur | Adam Hils | Jeremy D'Hoinne

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