Press Release

May 18, 2021

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

Best Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket Software Revealed by Users Through SoftwareReviews 
Untangle NG Firewall and Cisco Meraki Firewall are the 2021 Next Generation Firewall – Midmarket Data Quadrant Gold Medalists. 
TORONTO – May 25, 2021 – SoftwareReviews, a division of IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group, has published its2021 Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket Data Quadrant Awards, naming two vendors as gold medalists. The following vendors are leaders according to the feedback provided by their end-users via SoftwareReviews’ comprehensive online survey. Vendors are rated on product features, vendor capabilities, and the relationship with their software partner:  
  • Untangle NG Firewall  
  • Cisco Meraki Firewall 
What makes the SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant different?   
The study involves gathering intelligence on user satisfaction with both product features and the experience with the vendor. Aggregated emotional response ratings are included in the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, and strategy and innovation to create a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and its product – all from the software users’ point of view. SoftwareReviews calls this insight the Net Emotional Footprint.  
Untangle NG Firewall, with a Net Emotional Footprint of +96, scored top product in many areas, exceeding user expectations in web content filtering and application control. Cisco Meraki Firewall, with a Net Emotional Footprint of +91, ranked strong on vendor support.  
In general, Next Generation Firewall - Midmarket users were most satisfied with the deep packet inspection feature, which allows users to inspect the data transmission over network log and reroute or block to examine the content of data streams. However, the users were most dissatisfied with the lack of a solution that provides data loss prevention functionality consisting of sensitive detection with multiple enforcement actions. 
About SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards and Software Reports:
SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users annually. Top vendors in a software category are eligible to receive Data Quadrant Gold Medals, provided their net-promoter scores meet the threshold for sufficiently high user satisfaction across four areas of evaluation: vendor capabilities, product features, likeliness to recommend, and vendor experience. In-depth product evaluation reports are available at  
About SoftwareReviews: 
SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, an IT research and advisory firm established in 1997. Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews 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, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software. 
For more information, please contact:  
Indrani Ray  
Vice President, Communications and Brand