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Fortinet Recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure for Sixth Time in a Row

By Chris Hinsz and James Allen | June 15, 2023

The convergence of networking and security continues to resonate with Fortinet’s most important audience: our customers. In the enterprise wired and wireless categories, Fortinet has outperformed competitors and increased market share, but the most important indicator of success is positive feedback from those using our technology every day. We’re proud to announce that Fortinet was named a 2023 Gartner Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Wired and Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Infrastructure, receiving an overall 4.9 out of 5-star customer rating based on 101 reviews submitted as of March 2023.

For many organizations, deploying business-critical solutions like wired and wireless LAN, wide area network (WAN), and security infrastructure means multiple products, several operating systems, and workarounds to get these systems to work together. But this point product approach has made businesses less secure, with key network elements unaware of the operations and threats seen by others. This comes as more businesses have begun to see cybersecurity risks as a business issue.

To address this challenge, Fortinet built a platform based on a common operating system, FortiOS, that converges networking and security. Modern networking capabilities, including wired and wireless LAN, SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network), 5G gateways, and network access controls (NAC), are integrated with industry-leading, next-generation firewall (NGFW) and secure access service edge (SASE) technology. This approach protects the entire enterprise environment from endpoint to cloud and empowers IT teams to design, implement, and optimize network traffic and security through a unified management console, FortiManager. In doing so, Fortinet provides a simple, intelligent security solution and vision for enterprise networking.

Convergence: Don’t Choose Between “Best of Breed” and “Platform” Approaches

The power of FortiOS is its ability to converge networking and security functions. This addresses the business risk posed by poorly integrated security and complex point product designs without sacrificing best-of-breed technologies.

Fortinet’s secure, scalable LAN architecture is equally at home from teleworker to branch office, campus, and data center with a broad portfolio of hardware to meet the task. We eliminate security overlays by integrating enterprise networking features into our FortiGate NGFW through the FortiLink protocol. As a result, security is automatically extended to the Ethernet ports and wireless LANs, including NAC with role-based access and control and secure onboarding for internet-of-things (IoT) devices.

Only Fortinet converges enterprise networking and security in this way. Organizations that use Fortinet wired and wireless LAN offerings benefit from a feature-rich solution where all necessary functionality is built in without the need for additional licenses. This reduces complexity, lowers costs, and improves performance, all while reducing business risk.

Tools driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) further simplify day-to-day management, which reduces burdens on network administrators so they can be proactive rather than reactive. Our single-platform approach reduces chances for misconfiguration, easing the day-to-day workforce burden, and enhancing the management and security of their network using AI-based insights.

Fortinet: Preferred by Customers

We are thrilled to be named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure and to be recognized by the people who use our solutions in their businesses around the world. Organizations of every size and across all industries leverage Fortinet to optimize their digital acceleration by deploying a converged secure networking approach.

In fact, over 90% of customers stated their willingness to recommend Fortinet switching and wireless solutions to others. We believe this strong customer response is the most powerful statement about the value and efficacy of our solutions.

Here is a sample of reviews provided by customers:

FortiAP Offers High Performance and Integrated Security

“Overall, FortiAP is a solid choice for enterprise-level organizations in need of a secure and manageable wireless network.”

Does What It Says And Even More

“Reliable solution that allows organizations to manage in an easy and centralized way all its wireless requirements, from SMB to big campus.”

Seamless Networking with Affordable Pricing

“We are able to achieve a good amount of ROI in terms of budget as well. Overall a decent networking experience considering the user-friendly management also.”

Technology That Simply Works

“It's [FortiSwitch] a fully featured solution for access, distribution, and core, that works seamlessly with FortiAP technology to deliver reliable solutions in a budget way.”

To learn more about the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction or to read the reviews written about our products by IT professionals, see the Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure page on Gartner Peer Insights. 

Thank you to all of our customers who participated and wrote reviews. If you have a Fortinet story to share, we encourage you to weigh in on Gartner Peer Insights.

Learn more about Fortinet’s switching and wireless solutions here.


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