Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket


SoftwareReviews names Untangle NG Firewall and CISCO Meraki Firewall as Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket

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Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Untangle

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle’s NG Firewall enables you to quickly and easily create the network policies that deliver the perfect balance between security and productivity. Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable you to define access and control by individuals, groups or company-wide.

9.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+96

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

96%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
33Reviews

Cisco Systems

CISCO Meraki Firewall

Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+91

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
17Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

CISCO Meraki Firewall

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

CISCO Meraki Firewall

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Untangle NG Firewall

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Untangle NG Firewall


Breadth of Features

Untangle NG Firewall


Business Value Created

Untangle NG Firewall


Ease of Customization

Untangle NG Firewall


Ease of Data Integration

Untangle NG Firewall


Ease of IT Administration

Untangle NG Firewall


Ease of Implementation

CISCO Meraki Firewall


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Untangle NG Firewall


Quality of Features

Untangle NG Firewall


Usability and Intuitiveness

CISCO Meraki Firewall


Vendor Support

Untangle NG Firewall


Other Evaluated Vendors


SonicWall

SonicWall Firewalls

SonicWall firewalls are your first line of defense against Internet security threats. Give ransomware the boot with the powerful sandbox technology of Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Dive deep into your packets without sacrificing speed thanks to SonicWall's patented Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI). The TZ Series represents some of the best small business firewalls of 2018, while the NSA Series is the perfect fit for enterprises, distributed environments, & data-heavy offices.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+76

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

53Reviews

CATO Network

Cato Next Generation Firewall

Cato is providing a new kind of a Next Generation Firewall, one that is available everywhere the business does business without the need for discrete appliances. The Cato Cloud aggregates all enterprise traffic across data centers, branches, mobile users, and cloud infrastructure into a cloud network with built-in Next Generation Firewall . Cato enforces application-aware corporate security policy for WAN- and Internet-bound traffic.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

14Reviews

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

46Reviews

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