LAN2LAN & Fortinet Customers Emphasise the Value of FortiGate Secure SD-WAN in Gartner Peer Insights Reviews

Across industries, organisations are deploying an increasing number of cloud services and cloud-enabled products. This digital transformation has led to the adoption of SaaS and multi-cloud solutions. To extend the benefits of these changes to the entire network, customers need to re-think their WAN design for efficient and secure access. Without such changes, digital transformation can strain WAN infrastructure, damage performance, reduce visibility, and impact the user experience. To overcome this challenge, many organisations have begun to look toward adopting SD-WAN solutions.

An SD-WAN infrastructure amplifies the benefits of an integrated and efficient WAN edge. However, it is essential for organisations that upgrade to SD-WAN that they upgrade their security tools as well. That’s because SD-WAN solutions are simply not sufficiently secured by traditional perimeter defences.

Modern SD-WAN solutions not only need to offer uninterrupted performance but must also be reinforced with features to secure distributed networks from advanced cyberattacks, especially for those branch offices that also include direct Internet access to online and cloud-based resources.

This stark reality is why 72% of executives surveyed in a recent Gartner report stated that securing their SD-WAN deployment was their top concern.

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN

To meet the security demands of modern networks, Fortinet’s FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution incorporates all of the security features organisations need to protect their distributed networks. It is application aware, offers single-pane-of-glass visibility and management, includes integrated advanced threat protection, improves cloud application performance, and reduces costs by leveraging multi-broadband connectivity.

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN has been well received by the industry, earning a “Recommended” rating from NSS labs and positive feedback from users on Gartner Peer Insights. Hear what some of our users had to say about Fortinet’s secure SD-WAN solution below.

Network Engineer, Education

“We wanted a solution that was built into a firewall for ease of deployment and cost savings. After evaluating all of the vendors, we ended up going with Fortinet – largely for the SD WAN offering. After doing a proof of concept, we found that using the SD-WAN solution actually resulted in less latency between sites compared to our MPLS. We were able to save at least $10k a month by removing the MPLS, which was a huge return on our investment. Not only was the SD-WAN offering great, but the entire package of Fortinet products paired together greatly improved our overall security posture and gave us more insight into our network.”

Fast Set Up & Scalability For SD-WAN”

Senior Information Security Manager, £2.5B-9B Manufacturing Company

“SD-WAN as it is, is a technology advance for a new era of WAN solutions, in particular Fortinet has a fast set up and scalability with all features inside NGFW.”

“Easy Implementation & Helped Us To Simplify Our Connections”

Sr. Global IT Security, $500M-1B Services Company

“Excellent solution, very flexible and easy to operate, with FortiGate SD-WAN we could remove our MPLS and simplify our operations worldwide.”

Final Thoughts

As enterprise networks become more distributed, SD-WAN will become the preferred networking choice to ensure performance along with essential agility and simplicity for critical business applications. However, organisations must be careful that they do not employ these solutions without considering how to effectively address their unique security needs. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN is the only solution available on the market today that ensures an optimised WAN experience that includes a fully integrated suite of advanced security measures.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

Read more about how Fortinet’s security-first approach to SD-WAN continues to gain momentum.

For further information or a full SD-WAN demo & consultation please contact a member of the LAN2LAN Security team on 0870 787 4001 or contact info@lan2lan.com

 

Gary Duke

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