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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls


"Next generation" capabilities have been achieved by all products in the enterprise network firewall market, and vendors differentiate on feature strengths. Security and risk management leaders must consider the trade-offs between best-of-breed enterprise network firewall functions and cost.

Published: 10 July 2017

ID: G00310171

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

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • What Has Changed

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AhnLab
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Forcepoint
    • Fortinet
    • Hillstone
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • New H3C Group
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Sangfor
    • SonicWall
    • 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

  • Enterprise Firewalls Are Next-Generation Firewalls
  • UTM Still Can't Compete With Enterprise Firewalls
  • Decrypt This
  • Virtualized Firewalls: Hype Accelerates, and Demand Starts to Follow
  • The Firewall Market Is Still Growing, but at a Slowing Pace
  • The 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

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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