Our partner Fortinet was again recognized by the Magic Quadrant of the prestigious Gartner brand, this time as Visionary in the area of wireless and wired LAN access infrastructure, recognizing its innovation, security and facilities capabilities to its customers.
Gartner defines a supplier located in the Visionaries Quadrant as one that "demonstrates the ability to increase the characteristics of its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary has innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the company (for example, security, management, or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functions throughout the access layer will affect its position."
This new recognition, along with that of Cybersecurity Innovator, confirms the correct direction Fortinet has taken in network matters, offering a unique and differentiated approach to customers, a feature-rich offering that is secure by design and not by complement, which is integrated into a larger platform to reduce complexity and that increases functionality without additional licenses to better address long-term goals.
The world leader in comprehensive, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions has founded its growth on three key pillars:
Reduced cost: Fortinet LAN Edge solutions reduce overall TCO and eliminate overlays by grouping features into their FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall without the need for licensing. These are not required to enable LAN Edge management; even Network Access Control (NAC) features can be enabled and leveraged without the need for expensive additional licenses.
Simplified management: Fortinet\'s LAN Edge solutions simplify management by using a single management platform for network and LAN security. IT cycles are minimized by having a consolidated location to manage various aspects of the network.
Reduced complexity: Centralizing LAN security and management features in FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall reduces the complexity of the solutions offered. A simple view of complex LAN networks makes management easy without worrying about unwanted outages.
Fortinet\'s approach enables unique LAN Edge management that leverages the capabilities of FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall as a network controller, providing consolidated visibility and centralized management and reporting to facilitate management and simplify deployment and provisioning.
It’s important to highlight that Fortinet has been one of the options chosen by Gartner customers for Wireless and Wired LAN Access Infrastructure for three consecutive years.
Leveraging the power of security-driven networking and the industry-leading FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, Fortinet offers a LAN Edge solution that can scale to the needs of any deployment, from campus to branch office to remote worker.