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Fortinet holds position as fastest-growing SD-WAN vendor

Mon, 3rd Aug 2020
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Fortinet has again been named the fastest-growing SD-WAN vendor in the latest Omdia report and has announced a new Secure SD-WAN appliance.

The “Omdia Market Share: Data Center Network Equipment Q1 2020” report notes a 247% year-over-year growth in Fortinet's SD-WAN revenue.

Additionally, according to Gartner market share data, Fortinet has had the highest revenue growth change in SD-WAN equipment market share worldwide between 1Q19-1Q20.

It currently sits as the second-highest vendor based on revenue for SD-WAN hardware worldwide for 1Q20, according to the latest Gartner market share report.

The same report counts Fortinet amongst the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue for 1Q20.

Fortinet attributes this market momentum to its ability to deliver SD-WAN anywhere – from home to branch to cloud – and support a variety of diverse use cases, including:

  • Complex Fortune 1000 deployments – Security and optimisation in an integrated solution.
    This allows global wide area networks with distributed branch offices to avoid and overcome network impairments such as congestion, latency and packet loss to self-heal and improve performance. It offers application-centric implementation and centralised end-to-end orchestration with automation to simplify operations and reduce time and cost to deploy, provision and manage change. 
  • Cloud-centric WAN – Accelerated cloud access with capabilities for cloud on-ramp to seamlessly connect overlay tunnels to multi-cloud.
    With the internet primarily used to access cloud workloads, Fortinet's integrated advanced security provides secure access, automation and visibility into cloud applications. It also enables SD-WAN between clouds and empowers enterprise IT to build a seamless cloud-to-cloud network and security architecture. 
  • Large scale, compact footprint – Integrated WAN edge, WiFi, LTE and security functions to securely connect end-users to critical applications over direct internet links.
    This provides reliable application access with intelligent traffic steering, failover and consistent policy enforcement for compliance. With intuitive orchestration and zero-touch provisioning, replication of business policies at-scale across distributed branch offices is simplified.

“With the increase in work from home and adoption of multi-cloud, a truly effective SD-WAN solution must be able to be implemented anywhere. Fortinet's dedication to SD-WAN innovation has resulted in the industry's most extensive and secure SD-WAN solution, able to be deployed across the home, branch, campus and multi-cloud. Fortinet's continued positive trajectory in the SD-WAN market is a testament to our ability to deliver the best application experience and cost savings for our customers,” says Fortinet CMO and products EVP John Maddison.

Fortinet has also announced a new Secure SD-WAN appliance – FortiGate 80F – powered by Fortinet's purpose-built SD-WAN ASIC in a desktop form factor, with built-in bypass interfaces to deliver connectivity during planned or unplanned outages.

It is available with built-in WiFi or built-in POE for WAN edge and branch consolidation to support large scale, compact footprint deployments.

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