Fortinet fortifies position as fast-growing SD-WAN vendor

Published June 26, 2020, 8:52 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Coinciding with the staging of the Digital Edition of Accelerate 2020, Fortinet announced new innovations and continued market share momentum for its Secure SD-WAN solution. Catering to customers of all sizes, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offers flexibility, scalability, and security.

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Fortinet integrates Secure SD-WAN in its industry-leading FortiGate next-generation firewall powered by the industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC to achieve better application experience, higher performance, and better cost-efficiency. FortiGate’s broad product portfolio with built-in SD-WAN offers flexible business policies from a centralized Fabric Management Center console.

The Secure SD-WAN product portfolio not only addresses the needs of enterprises but also large data centers, branch offices, remote sites, and even small offices. Offered as a desktop appliance with built-in LTE, the FortiGate 40F supports “super users” at home who require apps for business-critical activities such as customer video demonstrations. 

Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN also supports complex branch deployments with advanced routing and cloud on-ramp capabilities. Meanwhile, organizations with applications in distributed clouds can take advantage of features like native application steering, cloud integration framework, fully programmable API, and support for the industry’s highest IPsec throughput at 20Gbps.

Fortinet is the only major player in the market with an internally developed offering that provides security and networking in one solution. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN comes with new capabilities as part of FortiOS 6.4, such as a new SD-WAN orchestrator, enhanced analytics, and more segmentation options. 

Secure SD-WAN’s orchestrator helps organizations address the challenges linked to manually managing legacy routers, allowing customers to simplify centralized deployment and enable automation using intuitive workflows. Enhanced analytics helps organizations gain visibility into network and application performance with real-time and historical statistics. Meanwhile, Secure SD-WAN’s dynamic segmentation helps enterprises face the challenges of implementing flexible deployment options for their diverse branch office infrastructure.

Fortinet is one of the fastest-growing SD-WAN vendors and is positioned among the highest three vendors in the global market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue. Fortinet has the third-highest revenue market share at 10.4% for the Enterprise WAN Edge Equipment worldwide for 4Q19, according to Gartner’s March 2020 SD-WAN report titled “Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 4Q19.”

Fortinet also appears among the top three SD-WAN vendors in a recent Omdia report titled “Omdia Market Share: Data Center Network Equipment Q4 2019.” This report bolsters Fortinet’s position as the fastest-growing vendor among all other SD-WAN vendors. The same report notes 305% year-over-year (YoY) growth in Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue.