Fortinet FortiGate platform wins next-gen firewall awards
FortiGate gets Info-Tech Research Group "Champion" and "Best Overall Value" awards for next generation firewall based on market share, mind share and platform coverageFortinet's FortiGate platform has received Info-Tech Research Group's "Champion" and "Best Overall Value" awards for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), the company announced Tuesday.
The awards, published in Info-Tech Research Group's 2012 "Vendor Landscape: Next Generation Firewalls" report, are selected based on market share, mind share and platform coverage. Info-Tech Research Group evaluated ten competing platforms in the NGFW market and Fortinet was the only vendor to receive these two awards.
"Champions must receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have strong market presence and are usually the trendsetters for the industry," said Jessica Ireland, research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group.
In addition to winning the "Champion" award, Fortinet scored a perfect 100 percent "Value Score." The Value Score indexes each vendor's product offering and business strength relative to their price point.
Fortinet said its NGFW functionality has been enhanced with the introduction of FortiOS 5 with a focus on three specific capabilities
- More control with network, user and device defined policy
- More security with integrated, in-line and cloud-based threat detection via content and behavior inspection for improved advanced threat detection
- Enhanced performance for Every Customer Environment.