Fortinet Receives SD-WAN Recommended Rating in the First NSS Labs Software

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Fortinet , a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced its results from NSS Labs’ first Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Group Test. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category assessed by NSS Labs, 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 enterprise-grade 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 SD-WAN 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 custom-built security processors that rely on a new generation SOC3 (system-on-a-chip) to accelerates 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 SD-WAN 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 – “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 next-gen 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.”- Vikram Phatak, Chief Executive Officer of NSS Labs.

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