Fortinet Placed Highest in Ability to Execute in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution Simplifies Operations, Reduces Costs and Enables a Cloud-Ready Branch

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 $46M in 2Q19.2 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.

“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”said John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet. “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 Infrastructure1 further highlights Fortinet’s leadership in the SD-WAN market.”

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:

  • Simplify Operations: Enterprises deploying SD-WAN often experience complexity as they try to manage disperate point-products that aren’t inherently built to work together. Fortinet delivers routing, SD-WAN and advance 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.
  • Reduce Costs: 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.
  • Enable a Cloud-Ready Branch: Customers are often challenged with poor user experience, which is often a result of backhauling traffic back to the data center, 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 prioritizing and steering to further enhance user experience and accelerate cloud connectivity.

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 Firewalls3. 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.

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