Gartner names Fortinet as ‘visionary’ in wired, wireless LAN access infra

Cybersecurity solutions firm Fortinet has been named a “Visionary” in the “2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.” Gartner defines a vendor in the Visionaries Quadrant as one that “demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market.

A Visionary will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise. For example, security, management, or operational efficiency. The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect its position.

Fortinet believes this placement, coupled with the cybersecurity provider’s legacy as an innovator, is further reinforcement that Fortinet and its Security-driven Networking strategy delivers a unique and differentiated approach to the infrastructure market.

“LAN Edge connectivity is foundational to digital innovation, but complexity often makes it difficult to support and secure,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “Fortinet technology simplifies management while increasing the security of the network by tightly integrating an organization’s network infrastructure and security architecture. We believe that our ability to execute our Security-driven Networking approach enables us to offer customers a simplified, secure, accelerated network, and user experience.”

Fortinet’s Security-driven Networking approach to wired and wireless networking provides customers with a feature-rich offering that is secure by design and not by an add-on, integrates into a larger platform to reduce complexity, and increases features without additional licensing to best address IT’s long-term TCO goals