Fortinet has been named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN for the third year in a row, is placed highest in Ability to Execute for the second year in a row, and has been consistently recognized for Completeness of Vision. We believe our placement as a Leader is a testament to our ongoing investment, prioritization, and commitment in our Secure SD-WAN solution to address evolving customer needs across verticals and use cases. Fortinet is also the only vendor to have been ranked #1 in three of the five use cases in the companion Gartner Critical Capability report for the past two years for Remote Worker, Security-Sensitive WAN, and WAN for Small Branches.
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN: A future-proof solution that protects your investment
Networks are growing increasingly complex. At the same time, the network attack surface is rapidly expanding while inefficient network operations compound complexity. Addressing modern complexity, threat exposure, and operational inefficiencies requires an SD-WAN designed to adapt to today’s rapidly evolving business environment.
Enable the seamless convergence of SD-WAN and AI-powered security
Using a single, consistent operating system—FortiOS—combined with integrated advanced security services—such as deep SSL packet inspection, DNS/URL/Video filtering, AV, in-line sandbox, IPS, and IoT/OT security services, and more—Fortinet delivers superior security and optimized user and network experience. And with the industry’s only SD-WAN ASIC, a custom processor designed specifically to offload critical SD-WAN functions, organizations can achieve all this while ensuring high-performance. We believe this ability has contributed to our #1 ranking in the “Security-Sensitive WAN” use case for the last four years.
Support for your hybrid workforce
With its built-in universal ZTNA enforcement functionality—at no additional cost—organizations can provide consistent quality of experience for users moving between the office and off-premises locations while ensuring consistent security posture effectiveness for today’s mobile workforce. Enforcing one policy consistently across all edges, including off- and on-network users protects the entire digital attack surface while eliminating device sprawl. We believe abilities such as these contributed to our having been ranked #1 in the “Remote Worker” use case for the past two years.
Accelerating your digital-first journey and enabling a seamless transition to SASE
Transforming the WAN without transforming security can create challenges for organizations, especially as the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks increase and the digital attack surface grows. However, this requires converging on-premises SD-WAN and security with cloud-delivered security. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN provides seamless and secure connectivity to hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Its single OS design allows Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to converge networking and security everywhere, simplifying operations, centralizing management, and ensuring consistent capabilities and enforcement. This unique ability to secure users and business-critical applications in any location allows organizations to confidently adopt a cloud-first strategy and accelerate their digital-first journey.
Simplify your remote offices with Secure SD-Branch
Organizations across retail, financial services, law firms, and other market segments are looking to simplify their infrastructure by building a software-defined branch. Fortinet’s Secure SD-Branch solution extends the features of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN across the entire branch network to deliver the most secure and manageable remote branch. Integrating network and security functions, combined with unified management, accelerates deployment while simplifying branch network architectures. We believe this has played a key role in our having been ranked #1 in the “WAN for Small Branches” use case for three years in a row.
Seamlessly shift to LTE/5G Wireless WAN
As LTE/4G/5G connectivity becomes a primary branch link, there is a need to ensure that such connectivity is reliable and secure. By tightly integrating connectivity with a Secure SD-WAN solution with a single, unified management platform, that shift can be easily facilitated, managed, and maintained.
Enhance both IT and user experience
As operations become more complex, it is essential that organizations can identify and respond to connectivity and security issues faster than ever. This requires the ability to quickly see and troubleshoot problems and precisely pinpoint where an issue is coming from. And perhaps more importantly, predict and address potential issues before they become critical. Adding advanced AIOps and SaaS monitoring with DEM capabilities makes this possible, improving the overall experience for users and IT.
In addition to being named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN, Fortinet was also named a Customers’ Choice in the March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure report—for the third year in a row—in recognition of the reviews that customers voluntarily submit about their experience with our Secure SD-WAN solution.