RESEARCH PAPER: Fortinet: Optimizing Business Outcomes Through Network & Security Convergence

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - February 29, 2024

Traditionally, networking and security have functioned in isolation. However, today’s highly distributed hybrid work environments demand a different approach. Siloed operations, although suitable for fixed network perimeters and predictable traffic flow of the past, no longer meet the demands of modern IT applications and workloads.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • The Value Of Converging Networking And Security
  • FortiOS
  • Fortinet Security And Networking Platforms
  • Custom Silicon Anchored By Deep Research And Development
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Fortinet
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.