Schools Broadband Fortinet Firewalls rank top in the World

Schools Broadband is delighted to announce the Fortinet enterprise firewalls they provide as part of their hosted security service, officially rank among the top two security services in the world.

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, again named Fortinet as leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2018.

Schools Broadband provides hosted Fortinet security to over 1500 schools in the UK, providing unified monitoring, protection and control across single sites and multiple networks for Multi Academy Trusts.

This world ranking is achieved by companies that can offer protection to customers from emerging threats, provide expert capability and who have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products.

Competitive pricing is one of the strongest reasons reported by Gartner as to why they continue to rank Fortinet as one of the world’s elite providers of security. That coupled with lower-cost multiple features and the strength of perimeter security provided.

Gartner’s evaluation is based on Fortinet’s “ability to respond to changes in the threat environment, and to present solutions that meet customer protection needs rather than packaging up fear, uncertainty and doubt.” Ref: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2018.

Evaluation also includes how the firewalls fare under attack conditions, unacceptable failure rates, vulnerabilities, and poor performance. Of significance to their ranking is Fortinet’s overall understanding of and commitment to security needs and the plans in place to tackle security risks of the future.

They noted Fortinet is the only firewall vendor that offers support for IBM and Oracle public IaaS cloud platforms in addition to AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, making it a favourable choice for organisations using these IaaS cloud platforms.

Earlier this year Schools Broadband was awarded Best Security ISP by the Internet Service Provider’s Association for the second year running, for its outstanding security solution for schools.

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