The network security market is expanding at a rapid pace with new categories. Hybrid mesh firewalls (HMF), firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), and cloud firewalls are evolving, with HMF eminently reaching mainstream adoption in 2 to 5 years. Fortinet has been supporting customers across hybrid environments for years.
Gartner explains that “Security and risk management leaders are struggling with the need to implement firewall controls in multiple environments leading to a lack of centralized implementation, management and visibility. Hybrid mesh firewall platforms offer multiple firewall enforcement types (e.g., hardware, virtual, cloud-native, firewall as a service [FWaaS]) from the same vendor, which can be deployed and managed from a centralized management interface.”