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Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls
Position: Leader

Gartner Critical Capabilities evaluates 5 five uses and rank vendors based on capabilities. Fortinet received the highest number of #1 rankings on 3 use cases (Enterprise Data Center, Distributed Enterprise, and SMB)
Published: 1/20/2022
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Forrester logo Now Tech: All-In-One Zero Trust Edge Solutions, Q42021
Position: Listed (Large >$100M)

A Now Tech report highlights the value proposition, vendor segments, and individual vendors in a maturing marketplace. It educates Forrester clients about a market and provides a preliminary list of vendors so their clients can prioritize for ongoing interactions.
Published: 12/2021
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Frost Radar: Global Web Security Market
Position: Leader​

The Frost Radar™ is a robust analytical tool that allows us to evaluate companies across two key indices: their focus on continuous innovation and their ability to translate their innovations into consistent growth. 
Published: 11/20/2021
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Gartner logo Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls
Position: Leader

Gartner Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market’s direction, maturity and participants. It compares vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology.
Published: 11/1/2021
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Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure
Position: Visionary

Gartner Critical Capabilities evaluates 5 five uses and rank vendors based on capabilities. Fortinet received the highest number of #1 rankings on 3 use cases (Enterprise Data Center, Distributed Enterprise, and SMB)
Published: 11/2021
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Gartner logo  Gartner® Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure
Position: Ranked #1 in 3 out of 5 use cases [Security-Sensitive WAN, Small Branch WAN and Remote Worker}

Gartner Critical Capabilities evaluates 5 five uses and rank vendors based on capabilities. Fortinet received the highest number of #1 rankings on 3 use cases [Security-Sensitive WAN, Small Branch WAN and Remote Worker]
Published: 9/27/2021
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IDC logo Frost Radar™: Global SD-WAN Vendor Market, 2021
Position: Top SD-WAN Vendor [ranked #2]

The Frost Radar™ is a robust analytical tool that allows us to evaluate companies across two key indices: their focus on continuous innovation and their ability to translate their innovations into consistent growth.
Published: 9/2021
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IDC MarketScape: SD-WAN Infrastructure
Position: Leader

IDC MarketScape is an ICT industry vendor assessment tool, with in-depth quantitative and qualitative technology market assessments of ICT vendors. This comprehensive assessment of market competitors provides critical information necessary for technology decision-makings.
Published: 11/18/2021
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The Forrester Wave™: Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Solutions, Q4 2021
Position: Strong Performer​

The Forrester Wave™ is a guide for buyers considering their purchasing options in a technology marketplace. To offer an equitable process, Forrester follows a publicly available methodology, which applies consistently across all participating vendors. 
Published: 11/1/2021
Forrester
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Info Tech logo Next Generation Firewall Data Quadrant Report
Position: Leader

Evaluation of top vendors using product features, vendor strengths, user-satisfaction and other criteria.
Published: 11/2021
Info-Tech
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Info Tech logo SD-WAN Emotional Footprint Report
Position: Champion

Uses data from vendors and focuses on 25 Emotional Footprint data points across five categories to highlight areas where venders have strengths and weaknesses, based on customer input.
Published: 11/2021
Info-Tech
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Info Tech logo SD-WAN Data Quadrant Report
Position: Leader

Evaluation of top vendors by customers. Analyst input is limited to determining which features are included.
Published: 11/2021
Info-Tech
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Next Generation Firewall Emotional Footprint Report
Position: Champion​

Uses data from vendors and focuses on 25 Emotional Footprint data points across five categories to highlight areas where venders have strengths and weaknesses, based on customer input.
Published: 11/2021
Info-Tech
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Market Guide for Operational Technology Security
Position: Listed

A Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. A Market Guide does not rate or position vendors within the market, but rather more commonly outlines attributes of representative vendors to give further insight into the market itself.
Published: 1/2021
Gartner
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Gartner logo Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways
Position: Honorable Mention

Gartner Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market’s direction, maturity and participants. It compares vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology.
Published: 12/29/2020
Gartner
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Forrester logo Now Tech: Software-Defined WAN Hardware/Software, Q3 2020
Position: Listed: Large >$100M

A Now Tech report highlights the value proposition, vendor segments, and individual vendors in a maturing marketplace. It educates Forrester clients about a market and provides a preliminary list of vendors so their clients can prioritize for ongoing interactions.
Published: 9/24/2020
Forrester
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Forrester logo The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020
Position: Strong Performer

The Forrester Wave™ is a guide for buyers considering their purchasing options in a technology marketplace. To offer an equitable process, Forrester follows a publicly available methodology, which applies consistently across all participating vendors.
Published: 3Q2020
Forrester
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Gartner logo Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
Position: Visionary

Recognized for our Security integration as well as efforts around AI/ML and cloud management.
Published: TBA
Gartner
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Frost Radar: Global Email Security
Position: Leader

Frost & Sullivan ranks the top 15 global vendors in email security. 
Published: 10/7/2021
Frost & Sullivan
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Gartner logo Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection
Position: Niche

Gartner Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market’s direction, maturity and participants. It compares vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology.
Published: 9/1/2021

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Forrester logo The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021
Position: Strong Performer

The Forrester Wave™ is a guide for buyers considering their purchasing options in a technology marketplace. To offer an equitable process, Forrester follows a publicly available methodology, which applies consistently across all participating vendors. 
Published: 5/2021
Forrester
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Gartner logo Market Guide for Email Security
Position: Listed

A Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. A Market Guide does not rate or position vendors within the market, but rather more commonly outlines
attributes of representative vendors to give further insight into the market itself.
Published: 4/1/2021

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Gartner logo Now Tech: Endpoint Detection and Response, Q4 2021
Position: Listed: Small (<$50M)

A Now Tech report highlights the value proposition, vendor segments, and individual vendors in a maturing marketplace. It educates Forrester clients about a market and provides a preliminary list of vendors so their clients can prioritize for ongoing interactions.
Published: 11/2021
Forrester
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Forrester logo IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Enterprises
"IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for EnterprisesPosition: Major Player

IDC MarketScape is an ICT industry vendor assessment tool, with in-depth quantitative and qualitative technology market assessments of ICT vendors. This comprehensive assessment of market competitors provides critical information necessary for technology decision-makings.
Published: 11/2021
IDC
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Gartner logo IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for SMB
Position: Major Player

IDC MarketScape is an ICT industry vendor assessment tool, with in-depth quantitative and qualitative technology market assessments of ICT vendors. This comprehensive assessment of market competitors provides critical information necessary for technology decision-makings.
Published: 11/2021
IDC
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Market Guide for Extended Detection and Response
Position: Listed

A Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. A Market Guide does not rate or position vendors within the market, but rather more commonly outlines attributes of representative vendors to give further insight into the market itself.
Published: 11/2021
Gartner
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Forrester logo
Security Incident and Event Management Data Quadrant Report
Position: Leader

Evaluation of top vendors by customers. Analyst input is limited to determining which features are included.
Published: 10/15/2021
Info-Tech
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Info Tech logo Security Incident and Event Management Emotional Footprint Report
Position: Leader

Uses data from vendors and focuses on 25 Emotional Footprint data points across five categories to highlight areas where venders have strengths and weaknesses, based on customer input.
Published: 10/15/2021
Info-Tech
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Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
Position: Visionary

Gartner Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market’s direction, maturity and participants. It compares vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology.
Published: 9/16/2021
Gartner
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Info Tech logo GigaOm Radar for SIEM
Position: Leader

GigaOm Radar report is a forward-looking analysis, plotting relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. The Radar report includes a breakdown of each vendor's offering in a sector.
Published: 8/18/2021
GigaOm
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IDC logo Market Guide for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Solutions
Position: Listed

A Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. A Market Guide does not rate or position vendors within the market, but rather more commonly outlines attributes of representative vendors to give further insight into the market itself.
Published: 8/7/2021
Gartner
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GigaOm Radar for SOAR
Position: Leader

GigaOm Radar report is a forward-looking analysis, plotting relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. The Radar report includes a breakdown of each vendor's offering in a sector.
Published: 6/29/2021
GigaOm
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Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
Position: Niche

Gartner Magic Quadrants offer visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market’s direction, maturity and participants. It compares vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology. 
Published: 5/2021
Gartner
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Gartner logo Now Tech: Software-Defined WAN Hardware/Software, Q3 2020
Position: Listed (Midsize $50M-$200M)

A Now Tech report highlights the value proposition, vendor segments, and individual vendors in a maturing marketplace. It educates Forrester clients about a market and provides a preliminary list of vendors so their clients can prioritize for ongoing interactions.
Published: 9/24/2020
Forrester
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NSE 1 Gartner Market Guide for Insider Risk Management Solutions
Position: Listed

A Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. A Market Guide does not rate or position vendors within the market, but rather more commonly outlines attributes of representative vendors to give further insight into the market itself. 
Published: 2020
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Awards and recognition

2021 Global SD-WAN Vendor 2021 Gartner Peer Insights 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Education Provider 2020 Global SD-WAN Vendor of the Year 2020 Book Market Research User Survey 2020 Best Security Supplier for the SMB Market
2021 Global SD-WAN Vendor 2021 Peer Insights Customers' Choice [for Email Security] 2021 Gold Award Winner for Best Cybersecurity Education Provider 2020 Global SD-WAN Vendor of the Year 2020 Book Market Research User Survey 2020 Best Security Supplier for the SMB Market
2020 Top Mid-market Wireless LAN (WLAN) Products 2020 Highest Growth Rate 2020 KSA Company of the Year 2020 Innovation in Excellence - Global Web Security Market 2020 Growth Excellence Leadership Award
2020 Top Mid-market Wireless LAN (WLAN) Products 2020 Highest Growth Rate 2020 KSA Company of the Year 2020 Innovation in Excellence - Global Web Security Market 2020 Growth Excellence Leadership Award 2020 Best ‘’Next Generation Enterprise Firewall Solution’’ FDA Tech