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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls


In this mature market, vendors differentiate on feature strengths. Security and risk management leaders must consider the trade-offs between best-of-breed enterprise network firewall functions and risk tolerance.

Published: 04 October 2018

ID: G00337968

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
    • 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

  • The Death of the Firewall Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
  • Enterprise Firewalls Are Next-Generation Firewalls
  • UTM and Enterprise Firewalls — Branches of the Family Tree
  • Some Enterprises Are Stepping Up to the Platform
  • Tales From Decrypt
  • Virtualized Firewalls: Hype Accelerates and Demand Follows
  • Firewall as a Service, at Your Service

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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