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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management


Unified threat management devices provide small or midsize businesses and heavily distributed enterprises with multiple network security functions in a single appliance. UTM buyers should evaluate performance, security, ease of use, local support and UTMs' ability to handle new SMB practices.

Published: 30 August 2016

ID: G00291814

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

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Aker Security Solutions
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Dell SonicWALL
    • Fortinet
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
    • Sophos
    • Stormshield
    • Untangle
    • Venustech
    • 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

  • The Best Use Case for UTM Is All-in-One SMB Security
  • Growing Encrypted Traffic Makes SMBs Even More Blind to What Happens on Their Network
  • Adoption of New Features by SMB Organizations Takes Time
  • Is Cloud a Threat or an Opportunity for UTM?

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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