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Competitive Landscape: Enterprise Network Firewalls, Worldwide

Published: 16 August 2016

ID: G00313848

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm


The enterprise network firewall market continues to be the largest single product market in all of information security. This document discusses the key market trends and players in this market, and the overall competitive landscape for security product strategists.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Feasibility for New Environments Creates an Opportunity for Differentiation
    • Vendors Focus Their Product Offerings for Use-Case Wins
    • Don't Underestimate Price/Performance as a Winning Criterion
    • Flexible, Agile Licensing Models Offer Differentiation
    • Expanded Technology Alliance Partners Becoming More Important
    • Service Providers and Telco's Become an Attractive Selling Field Yet Again
    • Distributed Enterprise Use Case a "Hot Zone" for Competition
  • The Future of Competition
    • Rebranding War for Enterprise Firewalls Is Coming
    • Generationally Different Policy Management
    • Automation Takes a Village
    • Revisit for Remote Access
    • Threat Frameworks/Platforms
  • Market Players
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco Systems
    • Forcepoint
    • Fortinet
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • vArmour
  • References and Methodology

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