Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Published: 25 May 2016

ID: G00277994

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

Summary

"Next generation" capability has been achieved by the products in the network firewall market, and vendors differentiate on feature strengths. Buyers must consider the trade-offs between best-of-breed function and costs.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

What Has Changed

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AhnLab
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Dell SonicWALL
    • Forcepoint
    • Fortinet
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • 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 Still Can't Compete With NGFWs in Enterprises
  • Virtualized Firewalls: Hype Accelerates, and Demand Stirs Slowly
  • The Firewall Market Is Roiled by Acquisitions and Remains Dynamic
  • But Absence of Significant Innovation Brings Challengers Closer to Leaders
  • 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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