Gartner Research

Enterprise Firewall and Unified Threat Management Products Impact End-User Buying Behavior

Published: 23 August 2016

ID: G00312904

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree , Adam Hils , Deborah Kish


This document helps product developers and managers of security providers prepare enterprise firewall and unified threat management products for the impact of digital business, mobile and the Internet of Things on end-user buying behavior.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Stateful Firewall Still Dominant With Trends Toward Enterprise Firewall Growing
  • Target Markets by Technology Adoption

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The IoT will have a profound impact on the need by end users for increased edge firewalls, as the edge will need to become smarter in making access decisions
  • End users need increased performance and throughput; providers will need to support at least 40 Gbps in the data center
  • End users and CSPs in emerging markets building out mobile networks and moving toward digital businesses will create key opportunities for providers in the enterprise firewall and UTM markets
  • Endpoint integration between UTM and enterprise firewalls is good for security if telemetry exists, but difficult for providers to sell into

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