Fortinet Full Steam Ahead with Secure SD-WAN

May 12, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

SD-WAN is cutting its teeth during the coronavirus pandemic. Serving as a digital transformation keystone, SD-WAN is delivering organizations a bridge to the cloud(s) to support modern operations, and COVID-19 is providing the platform to cut its teeth. And in times like these, best in class tends to be easy to spot.

Fortinet (News - Alert) announced the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is seeing 300 percent year-over-year growth, cementing its position on the SD-WAN podium and showcasing the SD-WAN provider’s market momentum via innovation.

Beyond the enterprise, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN speaks to the market at large with its ability to scale. From the home office and supporting the remote workforce, to complex branch deployments, up to the need to support applications in multiple clouds, Fortinet continues to show off its SD-WAN chops.

Gartner’s (News - Alert) March 2020 SD-WAN market share report gives Fortinet market share of slightly more than 10 percent, placing the provider third in market revenue. Innovation is central to this success, announcing an intuitive Secure SD-WAN orchestrator that delivers simplified central deployment and the mix of automation to accelerate workflows and provide intuitive business centric policies. Fortinet also notes enhanced analytics with enhanced compliance and new reporting to offer enhanced user experience and security. Thirdly on the innovation front, dynamic segmentation ensures network/user policies and rules traverse the entire network.

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO, Fortinet explained, “SD-WAN is not just for the branch, it’s an important technology for the entire end-to-end enterprise. With applications for work from home, campus to cloud, data center to cloud, and the ability to connect clouds together, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is a hugely impactful technology that improves user experience and drives cost efficiency and time savings for organizations. Fortinet is one of the fastest growing SD-WAN providers and the only major player in this market with an internally developed offering that provides security and networking in a single solution.”

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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