Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Unified Threat Management


SoftwareReviews names Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall and SonicWall Firewalls as Unified Threat Management Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Unified Threat Management

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Unified Threat Management 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


Fortinet

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

FortiGate enterprise firewalls reduce complexity and improve overall security posture by providing full visibility into users, devices, applications and threats on the network, with the ability to apply advanced threat protection anywhere in the network.

9.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+94

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

91%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
15Reviews

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.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
10Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Breadth of Features

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Business Value Created

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Ease of Customization

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Ease of Data Integration

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Ease of IT Administration

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Ease of Implementation

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Quality of Features

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Usability and Intuitiveness

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Vendor Support

Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall


Other Evaluated Vendors


Cisco Systems

Cisco UTMs (Meraki & ASA)

The Cisco UTMs are all-in-one solution that offer flexible Internet redundancy, comprehensive security, and very easy-to-use configuration flows.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

47Reviews

WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard UTM

Unified Threat Management (UTM) from WatchGuard is the industry's highest-performing, all-in-one network security platform. That means no compromises. Ever. This is a full-featured, take-no-prisoners, screaming-fast security appliance that scales with your business, fits in your budget, and is easy to distribute across every network you manage.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+62

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

10Reviews

Netgear Inc.

NetGear ProSECURE UTM

The NETGEAR ProSECURE® UTM series of all-in-one next-generation firewalls combine an advanced application firewall with best-of-breed enterprise-strength security technologies such as anti-virus, anti-spam, Web filtering, and intrusion prevention (IPS) to protect businesses against today’s application, Web, email, and network threats.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+71

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

25Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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