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Fortinet Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure

By Fortinet | March 26, 2020

Fortinet is proud to announce that we have been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure in recognition of the reviews that customers have provided for our Secure SD-WAN solutions. Fortinet has the most combined reviews of all vendors in the WAN Edge Infrastructure Market as of March 24, 2020. This Customers’ Choice distinction is based on the ratings of vendors by verified end-user professionals across a variety of industries and from locations around the world. The distinction takes into account both the number of end-user reviews a vendor receives, along with the overall ratings score a vendor receives from those end users.

We believe the fact that this recognition is entirely based on customer feedback is a special point of pride for us. Fortinet pioneered Secure SD-WAN in 2016 with our Security-Driven Networking approach, which we have now delivered to more than 21,000 global customers. With 263 total verified Peer Insights ratings as of March 24, 2020, Fortinet customers of all sizes and industries have provided honest reviews, which we believe attests to our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality SD-WAN solutions. 

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 with our advanced routing capabilities that are so robust that a growing number of enterprises are adopting it to replace their legacy routers. This complete solution is application-aware, offers single-pane-of-glass visibility and management, provides integrated advanced threat protection, improves cloud application performance, and reduces costs by leveraging multi-broadband connectivity.

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

Financial Services

"Cutting Edge Technology That Delivered," CIO, $1B-3B USD company

"Went through exhaustive POC and the products did what we needed. Their entire team was with us for this journey - helping along the way. "

Services Industry

"A Leading Solution In SD-WAN Technology," Infrastructure and Operations, $250 – 500M USD company

"We have been using FortiGate's SD-WAN solution for about 6 months. At the center we use Forti Manager and Forti 100F, a physical device connected to it. In our branches, we use the Forti 60E (DSL supported) model. Thanks to SD-WAN solution, we started to use all our lines efficiently. Fortinet in this solution satisfied us with its easy implementation and high performance."

"Network Access With High Security,” Network Administrator, $250M - 500M USD company

"FortiGate Secure SD-WAN is software based wide area secure network architecture, Also FortiGate Secure SD-WAN allows to improve the application performance, FortiGate Secure SD-WAN has great features such as Great load balancing, high level performance, Easy Integration and secure. After evaluating couple of local vendors we purchased FortiGate Secure SD-WAN, which is integratable with other solutions. Also FortiGate is next generation firewall. Implementation is easy. our experience with FortiGate Secure SD-WAN is really great. Implementation and maintenance is really easy."

"Use Your Lines Efficiently With Fortigate SD-WAN," Network And Security Engineer, $250M - 500M USD company

"In our old WAN architecture, we could not use 3 spare lines effectively. When SD-WAN technology was introduced, we made POC with several companies and decided to buy Forti's SD-WAN solution. We have decided on 3 criteria: price, performance and ease of use. Forti was the best among the 3 companies. We used one 100F on center and 60E-DSL model in the branches. We use Forti-Manager to control the devices in the branches from the center. So far we are very satisfied with the performance of the product and the interest of the vendor."

"Works Like A Charm," IT Manager, $50M - 250M USD company

"Building up SDWAN with Fortigate was quite easy. With a little help from Fortinet TAC we were able to setup base connectivity in less than 1 day. We had some issues with the sdwan wizzard and we needed to create the connections manually. The bug was quickly fixed within the next firmware upgrade."


"Simple Implementation, Robust Management, And Feature Rich Configuration Options," Senior Network Engineer, $500M - 1B USD company

"We have been very pleased with the Fortinet NGFW and SD-WAN solutions. The ease of configuration, robust CLI, and new features being added regularly, has made us very pleased with the solution. Fortinet may not focus as much on SD-WAN as other vendors do, but they have a broad portfolio and the integration of NGFW security and SD-WAN into a single platform has made policy, image, troubleshooting, and configuration management much easier. Even though Fortinet's bread and butter is security, they are quickly moving their SD-WAN technology and features to be on par with other specialized SD-WAN vendors. Fortinet's NGFW solution is extremely robust, high performing, and very feature rich. There is a feature for just about any custom NGFW setting you can think of. This is far better than our previous solution which is very well known."


"Easy Going To Deployment & Configure, Directly Insight In The Connectivity," Security Officer, $1B - 3B USD company

“Single appliance for: SD-WAN + advance routing + NGFW functions helped us consolidate other point products... We liked that Fortinet was able to address all our key SD-WAN use cases for voice, video and cloud... We also liked Fortinet’s approach of complete branch transformation by extending WAN Edge to SD-Branch so that we can have deeper integration between WAN and LAN for simplified operations with consistent security. Fortinet understood the problems unique to our environment and shared product roadmap and strategy. Customer service response time was fast and high-quality.  The overall experience from fast deployment with Zero-Touch deployment, migration from current solutions, and on-going management of the solution has been really smooth.”

"Our Perfect Way To SD-WAN," Head of IT Infrastructure, $250M - 500M USD company

"Interesting product since Fortinet Version 6, very good sales performance, good consulting and planning. I really enjoyed every meeting. Since our project started, supported through NTT Security everything worked perfectly."


Designing And Implementing The SD-WAN Architecture Has Been Easy,” Infrastructure and Operations, $1B-3B USD company

"We’re happy with the vendor's technology. A very skillful partner (who was introduced by them) is helping us a lot with the implementation and migration process and has solved every problem we have found. Fortinet also has provided us with a lot of information and documentation. They even gave us some free official 7-days training for all our technicians. Designing and implementing the SD-WAN architecture has been easy because their pre-sales team has been working closely with our teams (security, networking, architecture). After some months of deployment, some of the requirements that weren’t available on their firmware have been implemented or have been added to the roadmap. We tested some other full-stack SD-WAN solutions before and concluded that Fortinet was our best choice. Time seems to confirm our decision was right.”

While the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction is based solely on end user reviews, Gartner analysts have also recognized Fortinet in several Gartner Magic Quadrants, including their Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls (Sep 2019), Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (Aug 2019), Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (Feb 2018), Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (Sep 2019), Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure (Nov 2019), and Magic Quadrant for Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (Sep 2019).

We’re proud to have been recognized in this research and are honored to have also been recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls.

When looking for a critical security solution, peer reviews from organizations that are your size and in your own industry are invaluable. From our view, Gartner Peer Insights is one of the few sources that provides that level of feedback, which is why we strongly encourage IT professionals, regardless of industry, to consult their website before making a decision that could affect the safety and security of your organization and critical digital assets.

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