Fortinet Again Named the Fastest Growing SD-WAN Vendor, Continues Innovation to Deliver SD-WAN Anywhere
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
Fortinet Delivers True Secure SD-WAN
A true secure SD-WAN solution—such as Fortinet Secure SD-WAN—consolidates advanced routing, integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW), self-healing SD-WAN capabilities, and intuitive orchestration into a single, organically developed solution. It provides infrastructure and operations leaders with robust WAN capabilities that support dynamic path selection of the latest high-performance digital applications while significantly simplifying and automating operations across home, branch, campus and multi-cloud. Fortinet’s ability to deliver SD-WAN anywhere and support diverse use cases has helped the vendor standout and lead in the market.
Market Momentum and Support for Key SD-WAN Use Cases
Fortinet has again been named the fastest growing SD-WAN vendor in the latest Omdia report (“Omdia Market Share : Data Center Network Equipment Q1 2020 ”). The report notes 247% year-over-year growth in Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue.
Additionally, according to Gartner market share data, Fortinet has had the highest revenue growth change in SD-WAN equipment market share worldwide between 1Q19-1Q20. Fortinet currently sits as the second highest vendor based on revenue for SD-WAN hardware worldwide for 1Q20, according to the latest Gartner market share report.1 The same report counts Fortinet amongst the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue for 1Q20. Fortinet attributes this market momentum to its ability to deliver SD-WAN anywhere – from home to branch to cloud – and support a variety of diverse use cases, including:
“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN addressed our connectivity, security and management challenges with a comprehensive solution supporting advanced routing, SD-WAN and security in a single appliance. With integrated SD-WAN functionality and security, we are able to simultaneously improve application performance and our overall security posture. The current state of the world has really re-emphasized the positive impact of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for us. We were quickly able to support remote employees and ensure continued connectivity globally, and we have also still been able to remotely test, implement, and deploy Fortinet solutions in our branch offices.”
“The ability to on-ramp our branch offices to the cloud through Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables us to extend last mile optimization to all users. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helped us improve user experience and effectively connect to our multi-cloud environment.”
"The shift from a communications infrastructure to Fortinet solutions was key for us. We achieved centralized management that provides greater control over each of our branch locations. The integrated Security Fabric has also helped improve external and internal cyberattack detection within our infrastructure. Single-pane-of-glass management has unified our patch management and helps manage FortiGate appliances. In addition, we have optimized bandwidth thanks to Secure SD-WAN, which has saved us $70,000 per year."
New FortiGate 80F
Fortinet continues to innovate and expand its product portfolio with the announcement of a new Secure SD-WAN appliance – FortiGate 80F – powered by Fortinet’s purpose-built SD-WAN ASIC in a desktop form factor, with built-in bypass interfaces to deliver reliable connectivity during planned or un-planned outages. FortiGate 80F supports complex Fortune 1000 deployments with the industry’s best performance, automated overlay at-scale and advanced networking capabilities to achieve the highest possible quality of experience. FortiGate 80F is also available with built-in WiFi or built-in POE, making it perfect for WAN edge and branch consolidation to support large scale, compact footprint deployments.
Security Compute Rating is a benchmark that compares the performance of Fortinet’s purpose-built ASIC-based next-generation firewall appliances to other NGFW and SD-WAN vendors in that same price range that utilize generic CPUs for networking and security capabilities. The FortiGate 80F powered by Fortinet’s SOC4 security processor, highlights the security processor advantage, enabling the following Security Compute Ratings:
1 Gartner, Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 1Q20, Christian Canales, Naresh Singh, Joe Skorupa, Nat Smith, 29 June 2020
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