Gartner has positioned Check Point as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year in Unified Threat Management (UTM)1. Actually not big changes from 2013’s report. Stormshield replaced Netasq into Visionaries quadrant.
According to Gartner, vendors in the UTM Leaders Quadrant are “at the forefront of making and selling UTM products that are built for midsize business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that’s designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience or increasing staffing burdens. These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and a product that’s intuitive to manage and administer.”
Checkpoint is continuing its leader position in 2013 Gartner’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) Magic Quadrant for the third consecutive year.