Fortinet Revolutionizes Secure Networking with Unified … – GlobeNewswire

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accelerate 2023
Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Fortinet
“In the next decade, secure networking will overtake networking and emerge as the predominant market to support the immense processing power requirements of secure connectivity. Fortinet was founded over 20 years ago with the goal of converging networking and security into secure networking solutions. Today we’re deepening unified management and analytics across our secure networking portfolio to give CIOs unprecedented levels of visibility and enforcement across their entire environment–whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both.”
News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, today announced new innovations enabling unified management and analytics across its secure networking portfolio. CIOs today must contend with highly complex, disparate environments, and Fortinet delivers game-changing visibility and enforcement across all secure networking elements, including Hybrid Mesh Firewall, Single-Vendor SASE, Universal ZTNA, Secure SD-WAN, and Secure WLAN/LAN.
Secure Networking Expands with New Hybrid Mesh Firewall
Today’s networks are complex hybrid environments that extend across many edges, which is leading most organizations to shift to a secure networking approach that converges security and networking. An emerging component of secure networking is Hybrid Mesh Firewalls. According to Gartner®, “Hybrid Mesh Firewall platforms enable security policy controls to be defined and enforced between workloads, and between users and workloads connected on any network in on-premises first organizations.”1 Gartner anticipates “by 2026, more than 60 percent of organizations will have more than one type of firewall deployment, which will prompt adoption of hybrid mesh firewalls.”2
Because of Fortinet’s unique converged approach, we’ve already been delivering on the concept of Hybrid Mesh Firewalls to customers for years and are taking things one step further with unified management and analytics across not just Hybrid Mesh Firewalls but our entire secure networking portfolio.
Cut Through Complexity with Unified Management and Analytics Across the Entire Hybrid Network
FortiManager is Fortinet’s centralized management solution that covers the enterprise network across FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall deployments (both on-premises and in the cloud), as well as Secure SD-WAN, Secure WLAN/LAN, and Universal ZTNA. With today’s news, FortiManager now integrates with FortiSASE, Fortinet’s Single-Vendor SASE solution, making Fortinet the only vendor delivering consistent security, management, and analytics across the entire hybrid network.
Additionally, Fortinet is now introducing new updates across its secure networking portfolio and FortiOS 7.4, including:
Hybrid Mesh Firewall for Data Center and Cloud
Secure SD-WAN for Branch Offices
Single-Vendor SASE for Remote Users and Branch Offices
Universal ZTNA for Remote Users and Campus Locations
WLAN/LAN for Branch Offices and Campus Locations
Supporting Quotes
“The rise of digital transformation and work-from-anywhere has made supporting and securing applications and employees at different locations critical for businesses. As organizations aim to simplify their environments, the market for integrated and secure networking solutions continues to grow. Fortinet has set itself apart by providing a single management platform across its secure networking portfolio for multi-cloud and hybrid environments. In our latest Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) quarterly report, Fortinet is ranked as one of the top three vendors1 in a market that grew over 40% year-over-year in 2022.”4 – Chris DePuy, Technology Analyst – 650 Group
“Our mission has always been to translate our customers’ complex technology needs into practical solutions, and Fortinet helps us do just this. Fortinet’s transformation from an industry-leading firewall provider to a well-rounded secure networking vendor has created a painless journey for our customers as they address changing business needs with new solutions like SD-WAN and SASE. With this announcement, Fortinet is continuing to add capabilities our customers need and is strengthening our ability to provide simplified, efficient secure networking solutions to our clients.” – Neil Anderson, AVP, Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions – World Wide Technology
Fortinet Accelerate 2023
Accelerate is Fortinet’s annual customer and partner conference taking place April 3-6, 2023. Visit Fortinet’s LinkedIn company profile on April 4th to live stream the keynotes, which will dive into today’s secure networking news, as well as new innovations across the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Additional Resources
1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, Charlie Winckless, 18 July 2022.
2 Gartner, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Tom Lintemuth, 19 December 2022.
3 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Karen Brown, 12 September 2022.
4 Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Market Surges over 40% Y/Y in 2022; According to 650 Group, 27 March, 2023.
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