Fortinet leads as security appliance vendor, says IDC

Fortinet has today announced the results from IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker that reinforces Fortinet’s continued leadership within the security industry and highlights Fortinet as the fastest growing major Security Appliance vendor.

“Adoption of the Fortinet Security Fabric continues to drive market share growth and maintains Fortinet’s leadership position in the industry. Our ability to provide a broad, powerful and automated Security Fabric that protects all points in the network – from IoT to cloud, physical and virtual networks, wired and wireless environments – provides our customers with the comprehensive threat protection they need today and for the future,” said John Maddison, Senior Vice President of products and solutions at Fortinet.

The IDC tracker details indicate that Fortinet realized 21% revenue growth in security appliance year-over-year, far outpacing the industry average of 9%. Fortinet also saw first quarter 2017 appliance shipments increase by 30% year-over-year, earning 27% unit market share for the quarter. Fortinet has shipped more units in 2017 than the next two competitors combined and widens its unit market share leadership by an additional 4% since the 2016Q4 tracker was published.