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Gartner Magic Quadrant: Unified Threat Management, SMB Firewalls 2017

Welcome to page 2 of 2. Here, we cover the Challengers, Visionaries and Leaders Quadrants.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management, SMB Firewalls: Challengers

Here are the companies that Gartner mentioned for the challengers player quadrant. Commentary is MSSP Alert’s.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management, SMB Firewalls: Visionaries

Here are the companies that Gartner mentioned for the visionaries player quadrant. Commentary is MSSP Alert’s.

  • WatchGuard: Based in Seattle, Washington, WatchGuard is a privately held network security vendor that is over 20 years old, has more than 500 employees and is well-established in the multifunction firewall market, Gartner notes. MSSP Focus: Yes.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management, SMB Firewalls: Leaders

Here are the companies that Gartner mentioned for the leaders player quadrant. Commentary is MSSP Alert’s.

  • Check Point Software Technologies: One of the best-known providers of firewalls, Check Point has robust high-end solutions but sometimes is late to the SMB market with targeted offerings. MSSP Focus: Yes, though Check Point itself also is an MSSP of sorts.
  • Fortinet: The company has a strong presence in SMB shortlists and a strong feature/price/performance offering, which help make it a frequent choice for UTM, Gartner asserts. MSSP Focus: Yes.
  • Sophos: The company has major momentum with MSPs worldwide, and refers to many of those partners as MSSPs in multiple regions. The major Sophos focus area: One vendor, one management dashboard and one partner program for MSPs. The management dashboard, by the way, is called Sophos Central. MSSP Focus: Yes.

The Actual Magic Quadrant Layout

Here’s a look at the actual Magic Quadrant layout from Gartner…

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2 Comments

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    Rex:

    Not sure I understand why player Palo Alto Networks is not on this list as I believe it is a better Unified Threat Management product than basically all those listed in the Gartner report above? Are they categorized differently?

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Rex: Good question. I will ask Gartner. A thesis: Palo Alto tends to play more in midmarket and enterprise, and this Magic Quadrant leaned heavily toward SMB. Also FYI: Palo Alto Networks surfaced in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection tools.
      -jp

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