Fortinet named a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

October 06, 2020 | 09:17
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, has been positioned in the leaders' quadrant of the Gartner September 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, placing higher in its ability to execute and the completeness of its vision than in the previous year.
fortinet named a leader in 2020 gartner magic quadrant for wan edge infrastructure
Fortinet named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

For 20 years, Fortinet – a recognised industry expert – has not only focused on security solutions. It also designs and delivers a portfolio of advanced network and access devices that span the entire networking stack. These years of experience in building and delivering advanced routing functionalities are what led to our evolution as the industry’s first Secure SD-WAN vendor, providing robust connectivity, and routing functionality combined with a full suite of advanced security.

It believes its proven track record of providing business agility across all verticals and industries just got much stronger. And it doesn’t stop there. Several upcoming announcements will ensure that its Secure SD-WAN solution can address the broadest set of customer deployments – because being a leader never means standing in one place.

Fortinet delivers industry’s most flexible SD-WAN solution

Fortinet continues to drive innovation of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to deliver an organically developed solution that consolidates advanced routing, self-healing SD-WAN capabilities, and intuitive orchestration with the industry’s most flexible security options via integrated next-generation firewall or Secure Acces Service Edge (SASE)-based cloud-delivered security. Fortinet’s dedication to SD-WAN innovation has also resulted in the industry’s most extensive and secure SD-WAN solution, able to be deployed across the home, branch, campus, and multi-cloud.

“A few years back while the entire industry was thinking about SD-WAN as a siloed product, at Fortinet, we took a security-driven networking approach, combining networking and security to be the first vendor to deliver Secure SD-WAN,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.

“We’re pleased to be placed in the leaders' quadrant of the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, something we feel is another strong indicator of Fortinet’s ability to deliver better user experience with consistent security for our customers. We believe Fortinet will continue to disrupt the industry with solutions rooted in security-driven networking principles, next by delivering the most flexible security via SASE,” said John Maddison.

Earlier this year, Fortinet was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure. This distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing, or using Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.

Fortinet was also named the fastest-growing SD-WAN vendor by Omdia, which noted 247 per cent growth on-year in Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue between the first quarters of 2019 and 2020. Fortinet believes this additional accolade showcases its ability to deliver one of the top SD-WAN solutions on the market.

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is flexible in the deployment models that it supports and reduces cost and complexity for customers. The combination of SD-WAN, security, SD-Branch, reporting, and automation make Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN, a compelling full-stack solution for branches and campuses,” said Robert Short, vice president-strategic services at Liquid Networx.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps customers realise significant benefits, including:

Better user experience: Fortinet customers can dynamically learn and overcome WAN impairments at all edges through comprehensive self-healing SD-WAN capabilities, which are powered by purpose-built ASICs for higher performance. AI and ML-powered application learning provides visibility and control to deliver the best application performance possible.

Reduced costs and complexity: Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach converges networking and security into a unified Secure SD-WAN solution with centralised orchestration, enabling customers to reduce point products and operational complexity, and achieve the best possible total cost of ownership (TCO).

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