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Fortinet: Leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for UTM

Fortinet: Leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for UTM

Fortinet has once again been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner UTM Magic Quadrant for 2014. This is now the 6th consecutive year that Fortinet has been recognised by Gartner as a leader in UTM.

In an online survey conducted by Fortinet in 2013, it was found that around 30% of all buyers are significantly influenced by Gartner's recommendations, and another 30% always consult with Gartner with respect to their future strategies and purchase. It's therefore obvious that Gartner and their opinions are extremely influential in the market, so our outstanding result in the UTM Magic Quadrant for 2014 provides strong validation of our Connected UTM strategy to deliver high-performance, comprehensive security, that's easy to manage.

Gartner comment in the report to say that they "view Fortinet as setting the cadence in the UTM market, driving its competitors to react."

In addition, Gartner made these additional positive claims:
* "Fortinet is a good candidate for every organisation in need of a UTM."

* "It [Fortinet] also owns the largest market share, growing faster than the market average and has the largest base of certified channel partners for UTM technology."

Gartner also make note in the report that "The combination of wireless access point management, Wi-Fi analytics, high port density and power on Ethernet along with the availability of price-competitive UTM appliances appeals to small businesses looking for more than a security gateway, as well as to distributed retail organisations." This highlights the importance of our strategy to integrate wireless, switching and Wi-Fi analytics into our UTM platform, in addition to our broad security capabilities. We need to ensure that we're including these additional technologies in our UTM conversations with customers and prospects.

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