The award is conferred to the technology vendor that has excelled during the past 12 months in Europe. An independent panel of eminent judges - industry leaders from across the European ICT sector - as well as Frost & Sullivan’s ICT analyst team evaluated the contenders of this award based on their market performance and market strategy, their innovation with new products and services releases and their alignment to key market trends. The award category definition spans security functions including next-generation firewall, IPSec/SSL VPN and IPS.
"Despite challenging business conditions across Europe, Fortinet recorded impressive growth in 2011. The company is one of the few remaining pure-play security vendors that continues to drive meaningful innovation in terms of product functionality and cost/performance to address enterprises’
In recognizing Fortinet for this award, Frost & Sullivan highlighted the following differentiators:
- Fortinet reinforced its strong position in the mid-to-large enterprise and datacenter segments, with innovative solutions in the area of high-performance next-generation firewalls, security virtualization and wireless security
- Fortinet has a unique focus on security and has enjoyed business and revenue growth that outpaces competitors
- Fortinet has made strong investments in expanding its presence and business across Europe, in particular with the recruitment and/or opening of offices in Eastern Europe and the Nordics
“We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our market traction and for our value proposition for the enterprise in providing the next generation of network security solutions,” said Patrice Perche, Fortinet’s senior vice president for international sales and support. “This prestigious award is also recognition of our focus in developing solutions that help protect and control the extended enterprise network, while optimizing performance, simplifying management and reducing costs.”