Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Carrier-Class Network Firewalls

Published: 25 November 2015

ID: G00280397

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree , Deborah Kish


This research provides essential competitive insights into carrier network firewall providers. It delivers relevant information to help firewall product leaders address the carrier market.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Shifting From Hardware-Based Networks to Virtualized Solutions Orchestrated Using SDN and NFV Concepts Is Still at an Early Stage With a Few Fast Movers
    • CSPs Begin Early-Stage Trials in 5G — Support for 5G Should Be Considered Now
    • Maturing VoLTE and LTE-A Will Bring New Security Needs as CSPs Continue to Add Voice Over Their LTE Architectures
    • The Growth in the IoT Creates the Need for Higher Capacity, Throughput and Security
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Dell SonicWALL
    • F5
    • Fortinet
    • Huawei
    • Intel Security
    • Juniper Networks
    • Palo Alto Networks
  • References and Methodology

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