Fortinet, long considered to be a dark horse in the SD-WAN arena is combining their Next-Gen Firewall Security, Routing, and Open Fabric Ecosystem to scale through their Managed Service Providers.
Momentum for SD-WAN and SD-WAN like technologies has become more than a swell. As stated yesterday, AT&T has seen 700% growth with their “SD-WAN” like solutions. Fortinet is seizing this opportunity and securing wallet-share from the global momentum with managed security service providers (MSSPs). They recently cited Node4, Zain Jordan, andLiquid Networx as their leading partners. According to the release SD-WAN Infrastructure is expected to reach $5.25 Billion within 3 years.
Fortinet EVP products and CMO John Maddison is quoted as saying, “Fortinet’s global partners leverage our innovative Secure SD-WAN solution to take advantage of the new business opportunities presented by the rapidly growing SD-WAN market. Increasingly, MSSPs in particular are delivering new managed services built on Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN solution to meet customers’ evolving business needs. Our MSSP partners realize that delivering connectivity-only SD-WAN services is not sustainable long-term and are choosing to differentiate their services through the inclusion of security, which Fortinet Secure SD-WAN uniquely provides offering networking and security functionalities through a single offering.”
Learn more in their press release.
Competition is a good thing, A few days ago we discussed the CloudGenix acquisition by Palo Alto, The chess pieces are being put in place. We suspect that by the end of 2021, there will be 4 or 5 major SD-WAN providers with the smaller providers falling into the MSP category.