The Fortinet Security Fabric and Secure Access Architecture Demonstrate Secure Networking Innovation
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced their position as a Visionary in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. Fortinet believes its secure networking innovations like the Secure Access Architecture, an integral componenet of Fortinet’s Security Fabric, were key drivers for the company’s positioning in the latest Magic Quadrant.
- “Enterprises continue to tell Gartner during inquiries that they prefer a common set of security, policy enforcement and management across both their wired and wireless access networks.”
- “[Customers] want the flexibility to deploy these network applications on-premises within the enterprise, in a private cloud or in a public cloud to address a variety of implementation scenarios, such as multiple, remote branch offices in addition to large campus environments.”
- “The only glimmer of innovation has been vendors that continue to extend their network fabric from the data center or cloud to the edge of the network to provide “microsegmentation” of IoT devices. Clients continue to cite network service applications and unified-access layer management not only as market drivers, but also as differentiators, when looking at vendor solutions.”
Unifying Networking with Security
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure evaluates enterprise LAN vendors providing converged access layer connectivity that integrate wired and wireless hardware components with network applications.
Fortinet’s believes its position in the report is driven by its strength in unifying the latest wired and wireless infrastructure technologies with superior network security within the Fortinet Security Fabric, which was most recently demonstrated with the launch of Fortinet’s Universal AP series of wired and wireless LAN solutions. A fabric approach to security delivers unprecendented visbility and control for enterprise networks and further demonstrates Fortinet’s vision for the future of network security.
Fortinet also recently received top marks in The Channel Company’s CRN 2016 Annual Report Card, which surveys channel partners in several categories. Fortinet earned the overall win in Web and Application Security and also won the Partnership category in Enterprise Wireless LANs.
Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer, Fortinet
“Fortinet continually invests in research and development to drive network security innovations like our Security Fabric. Organizations like Gartner are instrumental in providing both the research and perspectives that we feel fuels our development and help us meet our customer’s needs. Gartner has a well-earned reputation for delivering industry-leading market research and Fortinet is extremely honored to be recognized as a visionary in their latest Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.”
Fortinet is included in six separate Gartner Magic Quadrant reports (Enterprise Network Firewalls, May 2016 , Secure Email Gateways, June 2015, Security Incident and Event Management, August 2016,Unified Threat Management, August 2016, Web Application Firewalls, July 2016, and the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, August 2016). You can download the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure here.
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