Press Release

October 24, 2018

Software Reviews names CISCO, Palo Alto Networks and SonicWall, ‘Leaders’ in its Next Generation Firewall solutions Data Quadrant with CISCO and Palo Alto Networks winning Gold Medals

Toronto, ON – November 12, 2018 – Software Reviews, a division of world-class research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group Inc., published its Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Data Quadrant Awards 2018, naming three leaders in the space: CISCO Firewall Series, Palo Alto Networks NGFW and SonicWall.
Software Reviews’ Data Quadrant awards are created entirely from expert-user feedback.  Vendors are evaluated by IT leaders, business professionals and end-users, examining relative performance across two axis: Product Features & Satisfaction and Vendor Experience & Capabilities.  The NGFW category is a sub-category of the IT Risk & Security.  Established through analysis of unbiased and raw data, CISCO, Palo Alto Networks, and SonicWall stand out as market leaders in a highly competitive and mature NGFW market.

Gold Medalists: CISCO Firewall Series and Palo Alto Networks NGFW 

The NGFW category’s Gold Medalists exhibit their strength in addressing the overall market need through robust features, business capabilities and strong service components. Through the data collected, each gold medalist displayed exceptional strengths that set them apart from other vendors in the category.  CISCO firewalls and Palo Alto Networks exhibited strong business and service experience placing them at the top right corner of the Data Quadrant.  Palo Alto had leading scores in their overall vendor capabilities.  In addition to the above, CISCO firewalls had a high likeliness to recommend and strong product features among users.  

About Data Quadrant Awards and Software Reports
Software Reviews Data Quadrant Awards are annual awards that recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users.  Top vendors in a software category are eligible to receive Data Quadrant Gold Medals, provided their scores meet the threshold for sufficiently high user satisfaction across four areas of evaluation: vendor capabilities, product features, likeliness to recommend and vendor experience. Full vendor evaluations are available in our in-depth software evaluation reports.
About Software Reviews and the Data Quadrant Awards
Software Reviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group Inc., a world-class IT research and consulting firm established in 1997.  Having worked in the vendor space for two decades, Software Reviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships. 

By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, Software Reviews’ methodology produces the most detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software.