Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gartner puts Check Point to Leaders' quadrant in 2011

Gartner has positioned Check Point in the Leader’s quadrant in the Enterprise Network Firewalls Magic Quadrant. Check Point gets the highest ability to execute mark way ahead of the other vendors.

Only two companies, Palo Alto and Check Point, made the Leaders' quadrant this year. Most of the competitors are now in Challengers' area.

Palo Alto, according to Gartner, still has the best technology vision. Nevertheless it is bellow Check Point, Fortinet, Ciso and Juniper when it comes to ability to execute.

Based on CHKP press release.


  1. As you might know, Juniper was in the leader's quadrant for many years. Because Juniper decided to somewhat discontinue ScreenOS Firewalls in favour of JunOS (SRX Series Gateways), I have predicted that this will occur in the future. I would place SRX into the niche player's quadrant and I am really surprised that they could manage to get into the challenger's quadrant, though.

  2. Valuable comments, Yasushi, thanks a lot!