Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN for Third Consecutive Year (2023)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet was the first vendor to converge SD-WAN and security in one offering, which has become a foundational element of our SASE solution powered by a single operating system – FortiOS – to empower work-from-anywhere. Integrations with Universal ZTNA for secure application connectivity and AIOps to ensure superior user experience further set Fortinet Secure SD-WAN apart from the competition. We believe that our placement as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN is a testament to Fortinet’s ability to pioneer industry-leading innovations that converge networking and security and deliver solutions that stand as the foundation of network transformation.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its position as a Leader in the2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN. This marks the third year in a row that Fortinet has been recognized as a Leader forFortinet Secure SD-WAN and the second year in a row that Fortinet has placed highest in ability to execute in the quadrant with consistent recognition for completeness of vision.

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With a rapidly growing SD-WAN customer base, organizations around the world depend on Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as an essential resource to transform and secure the WAN. Fortinet continues to adapt the solution to enable organizations to deliver superior quality of experience to users, simplify architecture with accelerated security and networking convergence for both on-premises and cloud-delivered environments, and achieve operational efficiencies across all WAN and cloud edges.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN was designed to address modern complexity and threat exposure to support customers’ critical business needs. It is designed to evolve to future-proof and protect investments as customers embrace a digital-first journey and support work-from-anywhere. The solution delivers the following benefits:

  • Supports the seamless convergence ofSD-WAN and AI-powered securityusing a single, consistent operating system –FortiOS. Fortinet uniquely delivers a unified security and management framework forusers and networks based onASIC accelerated SD-WAN, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and SASE to support high-performance automated prevention. SD-WAN network transformation initiatives require an evaluation of all internet-facing security as well as local segmentation and are best securedwithFortinet's powerfulcombination ofdeep SSL packet inspectionand DNS/URL/Video filtering, AV, in-line sandbox, IPS, and IoT/OT security services.
  • Supports work-from-anywhere with ZTNA integrated with SD-WAN. With Fortinet, SD-WAN for connectivity, ZTNA for secure access, and enterprise-grade security for traffic inspection and protection can all be configured, orchestrated, and managed using the same centralized console.
  • Accelerates an organization’s digital-first journey and seamless transition to SASE by enabling secure, high performance hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity.
  • Enables the transition to secure SD-Branch with integrated network (LAN, WLAN, WWAN) and security (NGFW) components in a flexible small platform with unified management, which accelerates deployment and simplifies network architecture.
  • Facilitates the shift to 5Gby ensuring reliable and securewireless WAN. As LTE/4G/5G connectivity becomes a primary branch WAN link in branches of all kinds, there is a need to ensure the connections are reliable and secure.To do this,Fortinet provides tight integration with NGFW security services andSD-WANina single management console. As a result, wireless WAN links are secure and automated with unified policies and QoE.
  • Enhances both IT and user experience by adding advanced capabilities through AIOps and Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM).

Fortinet Remains Committed to Addressing Customer Needs
Earlier this year, Fortinet was named a2022Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choicefor WAN Edge Infrastructurefor the third year in a row. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.

Additional Resources

  • Download the report andread our blog for more information about the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN.
  • Learn more about FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence and research and Outbreak Alerts, which provide timely steps to mitigate breaking cybersecurity attacks.
  • Learn more about Fortinet’s FortiGuard Security Services portfolio.
  • Learn more about Fortinet’sfree cybersecurity training,which includes broad cyber awareness andproduct training. As part of theFortinet Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), the Fortinet Training Institute also provides trainingand certificationthrough theNetwork Security Expert (NSE) Certification,Academic Partner, andEducation Outreachprograms.
  • Read about how Fortinet customers are securing their organizations.
  • Follow Fortinet onTwitter,LinkedIn,Facebook, and Instagram.Subscribe to Fortinet on our blog or YouTube.

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About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere.This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 595,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at, theFortinet Blog, orFortiGuard Labs.


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