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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls


"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.

Published: 25 May 2016

ID: G00277994

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

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


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

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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