At the end of May, Palo Alto Networks announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the “Leaders” quadrant of the May 25, 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls” for the fifth consecutive year.
According to the report, “As the first line of defense between external threats and enterprise networks, firewalls need to continually evolve to maintain effectiveness, responding to the continuing evolution in threats as well as changes in enterprise network speed and complexity.”
What I found quite remarkable is that this latest report shows the greatest gap between Palo Alto Networks and Check Point since I’ve been working at Teneo, which is over 5 years now. I’d also just point out that Gartner’s first caution relating to Azure is no longer an issue for Palo Alto Networks as they now have both an Azure and a Hyper-V version of their firewall.
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