Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Published: 22 April 2015

ID: G00263955

Analyst(s): Adam Hils , Greg Young , Jeremy D'Hoinne

Summary

"Next-generation" capability has been achieved by the leading products in the network firewall market, and competitors are working to keep the gap from widening. Buyers must consider their operational realities, the burden of switching, and the trade-offs between "best-of-breed" function and costs.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AhnLab
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Dell SonicWALL
    • F5
    • Fortinet
    • Hillstone Networks
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • Intel Security (McAfee)
    • Juniper Networks
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Sangfor
    • Sophos
    • Stormshield
    • WatchGuard
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

  • Next-Generation Firewalls
  • UTM Can't Compete With NGFWs in Enterprises
  • Virtualized Firewalls: Hype Outruns Demand
  • The Firewall Market Slows Down on Acquisitions, but Remains Dynamic
  • Have Some Advanced Threat Detection With That Firewall
  • Confusing Use of "Application" and "Firewall" in Three Distinct Products

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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