Fortinet Recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN for the Fourth Year in a Row and Highest in Ability to Execute Three Times

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

John Maddison, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, Product Strategy at Fortinet
“Fortinet serves tens of thousands of secure SD-WAN enterprise customers, offers the world’s only SD-WAN ASIC solution, and has been named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN for the fourth year in a row. We believe this recognition solidifies Fortinet’s presence as an industry leader and demonstrates our ability to transform and secure our customers’ infrastructure and provide a foundation for the transition to single-vendor SASE.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, today announced that for the fourth consecutive year it has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN. Fortinet is also the only Leader to be positioned highest in Ability to Execute for at least three consecutive years.

Fortinet believes this consistent recognition as a Leader and being positioned highest for Ability to Execute is a testament to our commitment to SD-WAN innovation. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN offers unparalleled support for ongoing network transformation initiatives by:

  • Creating a seamless transition to single-vendor SASE through the integration with FortiSASE cloud-delivered security services, which is managed through a single, intuitive console. The Fortinet single-vendor SASE solution provides consistent enterprise-grade security and a superior experience for users no matter where they are located.
  • Lowering costs and consolidating point products by converging AI-powered security, such as data loss prevention, intrusion prevention system, and SSL deep packet inspection with next-generation firewall, advanced routing, and zero-trust network access (ZTNA) application gateway functions.
  • Empowering hybrid work with integrated ZTNA for secure application access everywhere and branch security that simplifies the entire network infrastructure.
  • Integrating with digital experience monitoring to ensure optimal user and IT experience through end-to-end monitoring, intelligent application steering, and simplified operations.

Additional Third-Party Recognition for Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and single-vendor SASE
For four years in a row, Fortinet has been named a Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for SD-WAN. In independent third-party testing performed by Cyber Ratings, Fortinet received a “Recommended” rating, the highest available.

SD-WAN is a foundational element of Fortinet’s single-vendor SASE solution, and Fortinet was recognized as a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE, which is the first Magic Quadrant of its kind. Additionally, Fortinet was named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Edge Solutions, Q3 2023 report. Zero Trust Edge is also known as SASE.

Supporting Quote
“Fortinet came out on top. FortiSASE seamlessly integrates with our existing products while protecting our previous Fortinet investments. And it was easy to extend FortiClient to FortiSASE, which freed us from needing to train our people on a new SASE solution. FortiSASE was really the next step in our network evolution.”
– Peter VanDorp, Cybersecurity Analyst, Wellington Catholic District School Board

Additional Resources

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, By Jonathan Forest, Sr. Director Analyst, Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Naresh Singh, Sr. Director Analyst, Karen Brown, Director Analyst, September 28, 2023

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About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. Our mission is to secure people, devices, and data everywhere, and today we deliver cybersecurity everywhere you need it with the largest integrated portfolio of over 50 enterprise-grade products. Well over half a million customers trust Fortinet’s solutions, which are among the most deployed, most patented, and most validated in the industry. The Fortinet Training Institute, one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry, is dedicated to making cybersecurity training and new career opportunities available to everyone. FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s elite threat intelligence and research organization, develops and utilizes leading-edge machine learning and AI technologies to provide customers with timely and consistently top-rated protection and actionable threat intelligence. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, and FortiGuard Labs.


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