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