Fortinet Named as a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

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Fortinet is a Magic Quadrant Leader! In Gartner’s recently published 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Fortinet has now been positioned in the Leader’s quadrant. Fortinet’s continuous innovation helped their Secure SD-WAN solution place higher in the ability to execute and further in the completeness of vision.


Fortinet’s SD-WAN journey began years ago, led with a security-driven networking approach that enabled them to deliver the industry’s first Secure SD-WAN solution. Since then, they continued to innovate, delivering the world’s first purpose-built processor designed to accelerate SD-WAN functionality and security, while achieving a fully self-healing SD-WAN solution, combined with centralized orchestration to meet the diverse needs of customers worldwide.


The rapid adoption of cloud services and the current shift to remote workforce has accelerated the need for digital transformation. This has led customers worldwide to recognize the value of SD-WAN as they work to build a more robust WAN Infrastructure.


Delivering business-critical services and cloud resources in real-time ensures the best possible user experience. When combined with the assurance of secure access from anywhere ­– whether from home or branch offices or across multi-cloud environments – Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivers a complete solution worthy of being designated as an industry leader.

Fortinet also provides one of the widest arrays of Secure SD-WAN solutions, allowing them to achieve an extensive presence across all market segments, from small retail to complex global WAN infrastructures. Part of their advantage is that by converging advanced networking and security into a unified Secure SD-WAN solution, customers are able to eliminate point products at the WAN edge to reduce cost and achieve consolidation, and for industry’s best TCO. Simplification through centralized SD-WAN orchestration also enables organizations to expedite deployment, thereby reducing complexity and associated staff hours spent on management and troubleshooting complex network issues. And its actionable analytics and reports empower IT staff to fine-tune business and security policy at scale, as well as ensure ease of change management because it enables networking and security staff to work as a unified team.


For 20 years, Fortinet – a recognized industry expert – has not only focused on security solutions. They 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 their evolution as the industry’s first Secure SD-WAN vendor, providing robust connectivity and routing functionality combined with a full suite of advanced security. 

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