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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For WAN Edge Infrastructure: Cisco Makes A Comeback

Gina Narcisi

The 2020 report saw Cisco bounce back in the leadership quadrant and four more players up their SD-WAN games enough to be named leaders. Here are the vendors that made the cut.

Leader: Fortinet

Last year a challenger and this year a leader, network security powerhouse Fortinet is coming to the market with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, which includes FortiGate hardware and virtual appliances with accompanying networking and security (FortiGuard) software managed by the orchestrator in FortiManager.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has one of the most capable security solutions in Gartner‘s research. Combined with SD-WAN functionality, it creates a compelling offering for enterprises, Gartner said.

Despite its strengths, Fortinet is primarily viewed by the market as a security vendor and doesn‘t have as much experience in complex architectures compared to other SD-WAN competitors. The vendor was also late to market with cloud security and primarily focuses on branch security, Gartner found.

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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