Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls

Published: 11 December 2019

ID: G00383144

Analyst(s): John Watts , Sam Evans, Rajpreet Kaur , Jeremy D'Hoinne , Adam Hils

Summary

With vendors embedding security features in firewalls and enabling integration capabilities with other security products, firewalls are evolving into network security platforms. Security and risk management leaders should use this research to better understand their options or network firewalls.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Barracuda
    • Check Point
    • Cisco
    • F5
    • Forcepoint
    • Fortinet
    • H3C
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Microsoft
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Sangfor
    • SonicWall
    • Sophos
    • Stormshield
    • Venustech
    • WatchGuard
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Central Management/Reporting
    • Scalability
    • Ease of Use
    • Advanced Networking
    • Application Control
    • Price/Performance
    • IDPS/Advanced Threat Detection
    • Public Cloud Support
  • Use Cases
    • Enterprise Data Center
    • Enterprise Edge
    • Distributed Enterprise
    • Public Cloud
    • SMB

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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