Fortinet Further Extends the Convergence of Networking and Security to Remote Users with Enhancements to its Single-Vendor SASE Solution


“Fortinet delivers the most integrated single-vendor SASE solution available, uniquely converging best-of-breed networking and best-of-breed security that are unified by a single operating system. The latest cloud-delivered enhancements to FortiSASE further strengthen our ability to enable consistent security and user experience no matter where users and applications are distributed,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO
According to Gartner, “Single-vendor SASE delivers converged network and security capabilities to connect and secure distributed users, devices, and locations to resources in the cloud, edge, and on-premises.” It has emerged as a key architecture to secure remote users, ensure consistent user experience, and shift from a CAPEX to an OPEX business model. In fact, Gartner predicts that “by 2025, one-third of new SASE deployments will be based on a single-vendor SASE offering, up from 10% in 2022.”
Fortinet was recognized by Gartner as a Representative Vendor in the inaugural “Market Guide for Single-Vendor SASE.” FortiSASE consolidates point products by seamlessly converging cloud-delivered networking and cloud-delivered security (SSE composed of a secure web gateway, Universal Zero Trust Network Access, cloud access security broker, and Firewall-as-a-Service) via a single operating system (FortiOS) and single agent (FortiClient), with AI and ML layered across to drive additional operational efficiency.
FortiSASE now includes new updates that add enhanced support for Secure Private Access and Secure SaaS Access.

Analyst Validation
“Modern IT and employee environments are highly distributed and require secure connectivity and access, regardless of where users or applications are located. To provide these services, organizations must have comprehensive, tightly integrated, network and security solutions. Fortinet understands this and has implemented a single OS and agent across its entire Cloud-based SASE portfolio, plus it has layered in AI/ML technologies to drive greater operational efficiencies and deliver enhanced user experiences.”
– Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst, ESG

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