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Fortinet named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Wed 25 Nov 2020

Fortinet has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, marking the 11th time the company has been recognised in the annual report.

Fortinet EVP of products and CMO John Maddison says that the company credits its success to innovation, an approach to securing attack surfaces on-premise and in the cloud, and a unique security platform.

Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are a mainstay of the company’s Fortinet Security Fabric platform.

This platform, explains Fortinet, provides broad visibility and protection across the entire attack surface. Fortinet FortiGate NGFWs protect the edge and at any scale because they are powered by purpose-built Security Processing Units (SPUs).

Fortinet also delivers a Secure SD-WAN offering as well, with advanced routing and security options via an integrated NGFW or SASE-based cloud-delivered security.  

Fortinet takes a security-driven networking approach to business. The company states this approach offers benefits to customers to:

Manage operational and security risks for better business continuity: Digital transformation offers tremendous opportunities for businesses to create value and realise efficiencies. However, it also creates new security risks, such as expanding the attack surface for would-be cyber adversaries. With Fortinet NGFWs, customers can achieve full visibility into their networks, applications, and potential threats.
 
Reduce cost and complexity: As the digital attack surface expands, security teams must also expand their defence capabilities. Fortinet NGFWs allow customers to build defence in depth through segmentation, dynamic trust, and advanced security inspection to keep operations running.

Improve operational efficiencies: A single-pane-of-glass management enabled by Fabric Management Center provides a complete and consolidated view across a variety of network edges, on-prem or in the cloud. Fabric Management Center provides automation, and orchestration for the Security Fabric that extends to 400+ ecosystem integrations.

Fortinet was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls. 

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