Fortinet Receives SD-WAN Recommended Rating

Fortinet has announced its results from NSS Labs’ first software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) group test where its FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category showcasing a number of advantages including:

  • Highest quality of experience for VoIP: Even under tough conditions, including environments with combinations of jitter, packet loss and latency, FortiGate SD-WAN delivered high quality of experience (QoE) for enterprisegrade voice and video applications. FortiGate SD-WAN showcased robust results for voice and video applications of 4.38 out of 4.41 and 4.26 out of 4.53, respectively.
  • Lowest total cost of ownership (TCO): FortiGate SDWAN delivers the lowest TCO per Mbps (VPN throughput) among all participating vendors at a ratio of $5@749 Mbps. This is because of FortiGate SD-WAN’s custombuilt security processors that rely on a new generation SOC3 (system-on-a-chip) to accelerate performance.
  • Native NGFW security: SD-WAN is commonly used by enterprises adopting digital transformation to provide branches with direct internet connectivity and reduce latency while accessing cloud applications. FortiGate SDWAN with native NGFW security blocked 100 percent of evasions and achieved 99.9 percent security effectiveness, proving that the solution can successfully protect branches from advanced attacks. FortiGate SD-WAN is integrated into the Fortinet security fabric, providing organizations with a stronger security posture through transparent views of network security, centralized management controls, and threat intelligence sharing.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC, Fortinet said, “Fortinet leads the industry by combining best-of-breed SD-WAN and security in an integrated solution. The findings of the recent 2018 NSS Labs group tests highlight Fortinet as the only vendor in the industry to receive a ‘Recommended’ rating in the SD-WAN and nextgen firewall group tests. FortiGate SD-WAN leverages patented security processor unit (SPU) technology to deliver exceptional total cost of ownership, giving our customers a competitive advantage with their digital transformation journey.”

“Fortinet continues to perform well in NSS Labs group testing. FortiGate SD-WAN delivers a high quality of experience for voice and video, excellent VPN performance and good total cost of ownership. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN should be considered by any organization looking for an affordable and effective offering that combines NGFW security and high performance SD-WAN,” said Vikram Phatak, Chief Executive Officer of NSS Labs.

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