Fortinet champions Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

08:21 | 14/12/2019

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced its position as a challenger with the highest ability to execute and complete its vision in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

fortinet champions gartner magic quadrant for wan edge infrastructure
Fortinet placed the highest in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Fortinet was also recently named by Gartner as one of the three highest-ranking vendors in worldwide market share for enterprise SD-WAN equipment by revenue for the second quarter of 2019, experiencing 234 per cent growth on-quarter in revenue between the first and second quarters of 2019 to reach $46 million in the second quarter. 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 enhancing 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:

The first one is simplifying operations. Enterprises deploying SD-WAN often experience complexity as they try to manage disparate point-products that are not inherently built to work together. Fortinet delivers routing, SD-WAN, and advanced security in a single offering to simplify operations and allow for unified management. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN’s deep API support enables advanced analytics for network health monitoring and automates compliance reporting to meet industry regulations and security standards. Zero-touch provisioning further reduces complexity and allows customers to deploy a new branch in minutes instead of weeks. Customers can also extend the security of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to the enterprise branch via Fortinet Secure SD-Branch.

The second one is cost reductions. Choosing FortiGate Secure SD-WAN allows customers to consolidate point-products into one enterprise-grade solution to significantly reduce capital costs. Augmenting MPLS with broadband reduces operational costs while a full stack of integrated security functions – including NGFW, IPS, anti-virus, and anti-malware, web filtering, SSL inspection (including TLS 1.3), and sandboxing – ensures security without compromise and limits the potential costs related to a security breach.

The third one is enabling a cloud-ready branch: Customers are often challenged with poor user experience, which is often a result of backhauling traffic back to the data centre, leading to ineffective connectivity to their multi-cloud environment. On-ramping branch offices and other remote locations to the cloud through Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enhances customers’ application experience and extends the cloud’s power, flexibility, and productivity gains to all users. An integrated CASB service protects SaaS applications and traffic to prevent problems related to Shadow IT and is enhanced via Fortinet’s custom-built SD-WAN ASIC to allow for faster application prioritising and steering to further enhance user experience and accelerate cloud connectivity.

“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 organisations recognise 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,” John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet.

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