Fortinet named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

09:32 | 06/10/2020 Science - Technology

Fortinet - a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner September 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, placing higher in ability to execute and further in completeness of vision than its position the previous year.

For 20 years, Fortinet – a recognized industry expert – has not only focused on security solutions. We also design and deliver a portfolio of advanced network and access devices that span the entire networking stack. These years of experience in building and delivering advanced routing functionalities are what led to our evolution as the industry’s first Secure SD-WAN vendor, providing robust connectivity and routing functionality combined with a full suite of advanced security.

fortinet named a leader in the 2020 gartner magic quadrant for wan edge infrastructure

Innovations in both security and networking, focused vision on flexible secure access from and to anywhere, and continuous industry recognition from a range of third-party organizations, has fueled our expansion across all business verticals, and we believe this has led to our placement as a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. We believe our proven track record of providing business agility across all verticals and industries just got much stronger. And it doesn’t stop there. We have several upcoming announcements that will ensure that our Secure SD-WAN solution can address the broadest set of customer deployments – because being a leader never means standing in one place.

“A few years back while the entire industry was thinking about SD-WAN as a siloed product, at Fortinet we took a Security-driven Networking approach, combining networking and security to be the first vendor to deliver Secure SD-WAN. We’re pleased to be placed in the Leaders quadrant of the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, something we feel is another strong indicator of Fortinet’s ability to deliver better user experience with consistent security for our customers. We believe Fortinet will continue to disrupt the industry with solutions rooted in Security-driven Networking principles, next by delivering the most flexible security via SASE”, said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps customers realize significant benefits, including: Better user experience; Reduced costs and complexity.

Customers who choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN are able to futureproof their investments by extending SD-WAN to address emerging use cases with new cloud-delivered security innovations providing flexible SASE solutions for today’s diverse workforce anytime and anywhere. With the broadest availability for multi-cloud, continued innovations in unified cloud orchestration will enable end-to-end visibility and control anywhere. Fortinet was one of the first vendors to showcase the SD-WAN to SD-Branch expansion and continues to innovate to provide tighter integration, security and analytics between the LAN Edge and WAN Edge.