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|This is the 12th time Fortinet is named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls|
John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet said, “Fortinet’s security-driven networking innovations continue to set us apart from the competition. FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are designed to deliver advanced security and threat protection, while also enabling the network to scale and change without compromising security operations."
"We believe that our recognition again as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls is a testament to our ability to deliver industry-first innovations, such as built-in Secure SD-WAN and ZTNA capabilities, that enable customers to adapt to changing business requirements such as supporting remote and hybrid work,” he added.
Powered by Fortinet’s custom-built SPUs, NGFWs deliver industry-leading enterprise security to protect any edge at scale for customers around the globe. As part of Fortinet’s unique Security-driven Networking approach, which deeply integrates an organisation’s network infrastructure and security architecture, the FortiGate NGFW is the only cybersecurity solution on the market that provides natively integrated Secure SD-WAN and ZTNA capabilities without requiring additional licensing to improve security, reduce costs and complexity, and simplify network operations.
Fortinet believes that its placement as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls is a result of FortiGate’s ability to deliver broad protection, consolidation, automation, and work-from-anywhere.
Fortinet offers broad protection when the digital attack surface has continued to expand and organisations are facing growing cyberthreats. The latest FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape Report reported a 10-fold increase on-year in ransomware attacks. With AI and machine learning-enhanced FortiGuard Security Services, the FortiGate NGFW enables large enterprises to manage internal and external threats, prevent ransomware attacks, and avoid business disruptions to protect hybrid and hyperscale architectures with coordinated, automatically shared threat intelligence of AI/machine learning-powered FortiGuard services.
With regards to consolidation, IT teams struggle to keep pace with the volume and sophistication of cyberthreats as the threat landscape expands and organisations continue to introduce new digital innovations. To reduce product sprawl and simplify operations, FortiGate consolidates essential services like IPS, anti-malware, and web and video filtering capabilities with networking functionality such as SD-WAN to achieve the industry’s best total cost of ownership.
Another ability is the offering of automation when network and security leaders continue to face challenges as a result of the growing cybersecurity skills gap. The FortiGate NGFW, managed through Fortinet’s Fabric Management Center, helps address these challenges by providing centralised single-pane-of-glass management capabilities and integration with 400+ ecosystem partners to simplify operations, coordinate workflows, and deliver consistent policy enforcement across the hybrid network managed via on-premise or from the cloud.
Last but not least, as businesses rapidly transition to the work-from-anywhere model, security must be top-of-mind. FortiGate natively enables both Zero Trust Network Access Proxy and SD-WAN without additional licenses, allowing users to access applications and resources from anywhere, at any time with constant authentication, while building effective compliance and security controls.