Fortinet Placed Highest in Ability to Execute in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet said, "As one of the highest ranked vendors in enterprise SD-WAN market share worldwide with one of the fastest growing revenue shares, we believe enterprise organizations recognize that Fortinet delivers the best approach to SD-WAN. Based on industry validation, customers can feel confident in knowing that Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, powered by the only purpose-built SD-WAN ASIC in the industry, provides the fastest application steering and best user experience. We believe our position in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure further highlights Fortinet's leadership in the SD-WAN market."
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its position as a Challenger with the highest ability to execute and furthest completeness of vision in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Fortinet was also recently named by Gartner as one of the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for enterprise SD-WAN equipment by revenue for 2Q19, experiencing 234% growth in revenue quarter-over-quarter between 1Q19-2Q19 to reach US$46M in 2Q19. Fortinet believes its placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and market share placement is largely due to its commitment to helping customers reduce WAN complexity and cost while enhacing application experience by delivering advanced security and SD-WAN functionality in a single easy-to-use offering available in an appliance or virtual machine in all six major cloud providers.
Fortinet Solves Customers' Biggest WAN Challenges
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps customers tackle some of the biggest challenges facing WAN deployments by enabling three key use cases:
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is Recognized by Customers
Fortinet's NGFW solution has received the most reviews of all vendors in the Gartner Peer Insights WAN Edge Infrastructure Market as of December 3, 2019. Fortinet believes that this customer recognition further highlights Fortinet's leadership in the SD-WAN market.
Additional Third Party Recognition of Fortinet's SD-WAN Innovation
The FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, an integral part of the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution, was recently named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. Additionally, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall and FortiGate Next-Generation IPS have all received "Recommended" ratings from NSS Labs. Fortinet believes this additional recognition underscores its commitement to SD-WAN innovation and focus on delivering the best performance and advanced security to truly transform our customers' WAN edge.
"Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables us to quickly and cost-effectively introduce differentiated services to help our customers realize their digital ambitions. Masergy has embedded the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN edge devices into our Managed SD-WAN portfolio delivering security, advanced routing, and SD-WAN functionality in a single offering including a single portal. Simplified operations including zero-touch provisioning and the ability to enable a cloud-ready branch have been key to our success in leveraging Fortinet Secure SD-WAN."
- James Parker, CEO, Masergy
"Fortinet Secure SD-WAN was the only solution we found that enables simplified operations and full provision of routing, SD-WAN and advance security across all of our branches -- using a single device. Because the solution is integrated into the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN allows us to reduce capital and operational costs without expanding the attack surface. We estimate that we will achieve 100% return on investment within five years."
- Sébastien Griet, Infrastructure Director, HR Path
"Fortinet's carrier-grade solution allows us to deliver one of the Nordic Region's first secure SD-WAN services. The ability to tightly integrate advanced security into a flexible and cost-effective SD-WAN managed service offering was a huge factor for choosing to partner with Fortinet. Simplified operations and integrated next-gen firewall capabilities ensure we'll have the level of visibility, control and security needed to effectively protect our customers' data and applications using our SD-WAN service."
- Tomas Flodin, Product Manager, Telenor Sweden
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