Based on Gartner’s definition, the enterprise network firewall ” is composed primarily of purpose-built appliances for securing enterprise corporate networks. Products must be able to support single-enterprise firewall deployments and large and/or complex deployments, including branch offices, multitiered demilitarized zones (DMZs) and, increasingly, the option to include virtual versions for the data center. Customers should also have the option to deploy versions within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments. These products are accompanied by highly scalable (and granular) management and reporting consoles, and there is a range of offerings to support the network edge, the data center, branch offices and deployments within virtualized servers and the public cloud. ”
Here is the difference from UTM appliance, which UTM approaches are suitable for small or midsize
businesses (SMBs), but not for the remainder of the enterprise market.
2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
Cisco comes back to Leaders quadrant again. Palo Alto, Fortinet and Check Point are still doing well as Leaders.
2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
|2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls|
2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
Gartner, Inc. has released the latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls on April 22, 2015:
The biggest change in this year is Juniper lost their challengers position in the magic quadrant based on following reasons. In 2010 Juniper was in leaders quadrant:
- Fortinet is doing pretty good and geting closer to Leaders Quadrant.
- In the leader Quadrant, the position between Palo Alto and Check Point is getting closer and closer for last four years.
CheckPoint has been in Leaders Magic Quadrant Since 1997, and Palo Alto becomes leaders since 2011.
2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall:
Palo Alto and Checkpoint position into leader quadrant again.
This is the third year for Palo Alto and seventeenth year for Checkpoint to list in the leader quadrant.