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Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)

Published: 20 June 2017

ID: G00316047

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

Summary

SMB multifunction firewalls, or UTM, provide SMBs and distributed enterprises with multiple security functions in a single appliance. Network security leaders should use this research to evaluate performance, security, ease of use, local support and technology's ability to handle new SMB practices.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Fortinet
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
    • SonicWall
    • 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

Context

Market Overview

  • Will UTM Become a Meta-Security Platform?
  • Ease of Use and Price Continue to Drive SMB Purchases
  • Ransomware and Encrypted Traffic Are Top Challenges for SMBs
  • The End of the Thick "All-in-One" Physical Appliance Era Is Slowly Approaching

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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