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Fortinet Security Shines in SD-WAN Study

August 13, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

While its popularity is growing, SD-WAN is still in its infancy, which means there’s still a fair amount education needed for this rapidly maturing technology. Taking a cross section of the industry is vital to deliver the level of insight required for digital-first firms to make intelligent decisions when moving into the modern era.




Last week, I reported on NSS Labs’ SD-WAN Group Test, a first of its kind industry exploration. Digging a little deeper, we put the focus on Fortinet’s (News - Alert) FortiGate SD-WAN  today as its security expertise was showcased within the report.

Three statistics stick out for the SD-WAN provider. The FortiGate SD-WAN promises the lowest TCO per Mbps at $5@749 Mbps. Fortinet innovation deserves the credit here, owing kudos to custom-built security processors. Secondly, the SD-WAN solution features Native NGFW security, which during testing blocked 100 percent of evasions and saw a 99.9 percent security effectiveness rate. Last but certainly not least, FortiGate SD-WAN touts the highest QoE, with a score of4.26 out of 4.53 for video application delivery and 4.38 out of 4.41 for voice applications.

“Fortinet continues to perform well in NSS Labs group testing. FortiGate SD-WAN delivers a high quality of experience for voice and video, excellent VPN performance and good total cost of ownership. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN should be considered by any organization looking for an affordable and effective offering that combines NGFW security and high performance SD-WAN,” explained  Vikram Phatak, chief executive officer of NSS Labs.

Enterprise security is nothing to shake a stick at, neither is network performance. The WAN is in the midst of a software-defined makeover, offering a path to the cloud and driving a new day.

What’s in your WAN?

Curious to learn more about SD-WAN? SD-WAN Expo 2019 will be here before you know it to introduce attendees to the market leaders, what lies ahead and most importantly, what this up-and-coming technology can offer.

Already an SD-WAN expert? Interested in speaking at SD-WAN Expo 2019? Shoot me an email at mnagle@tmcnet.com




Edited by Maurice Nagle


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