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Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Workload and Network Security, 2023

Gartner recognized Fortinet as a Sample Vendor for eight technologies, including Hybrid Mesh Firewall Platforms, Cloud Firewalls and Firewall as a Service.

The network security market is expanding at a rapid pace with new categories. Hybrid mesh firewalls (HMF), firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), and cloud firewalls are evolving, with HMF eminently reaching mainstream adoption in 2 to 5 years. Fortinet has been supporting customers across hybrid environments for years.

Gartner explains that “Security and risk management leaders are struggling with the need to implement firewall controls in multiple environments leading to a lack of centralized implementation, management and visibility. Hybrid mesh firewall platforms offer multiple firewall enforcement types (e.g., hardware, virtual, cloud-native, firewall as a service [FWaaS]) from the same vendor, which can be deployed and managed from a centralized management interface.”

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  • “Hybrid mesh firewall platforms help enterprises align with the cybersecurity mesh architecture (CSMA) concept for their firewall requirement.
  • It allows you to consolidate into a firewall platform from a single vendor across multiple environments supporting consolidated policy management.
  • It can support multiple firewall use cases such as data center, cloud, work from home, roaming users, branch offices and enterprise networks.”

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Gartner, Hype Cycle™ for Workload and Network Security, Charlie Winckless, Feng Gao, 31 July 2023.

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