IT Central Station Announces The Top Firewalls of the Year For Enterprises Based On Real User Reviews [IT Central Station Rankings, January 2018]

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Fortinet FortiGate is ranked as the leading firewall of 2017 for enterprises based on peer reviews from real users in the IT Central Station community.

Fortinet FortiGate was announced as the top ranked firewall of 2017 by IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology. Based on IT Central Station’s peer reviews and crowdsourced buyer intent data, Fortinet FortiGate was followed by Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM, pfSense, and Palo Alto Networks WildFire.

IT Central Station members have written hundreds of reviews of firewalls including the pros, cons, ROI, use case, and business value of the products they use. For example, in a review of FortiGate, an IT Central Station member writes: “You can create multiple virtual domains (VDOMs) which are treated as separate firewall instances. The reporting you get out of this appliance is excellent and you don't need an external management system”, (review by Simon C., ICT Solutions Engineer at an aerospace/defense firm).

IT Central Station ranking factors and calculations are fully transparent and can be found below the rankings at

This ranking is a composite score that is generated by factors such as average rating, number of reviews, and a buyer intent index including number of views, comparisons and follows by IT Central Station visitors.

About IT Central Station

IT Central Station is the leading product review site for enterprise technology. The company reaches over 22 million tech buyers who access and share unbiased product information, actively tapping into a community of other real users, in order to make the best buying decision. IT Central Station has been called an "innovative platform at the forefront of the new social buying process" by IDC and the "Yelp for Enterprise Tech" by the Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit

During the past year over two million professionals, including those from 98% of the Fortune 100, have used IT Central Station’s crowdsourced reviews in their technology buying process. All reviews are validated as authentic through IT Central Station's triple authentication process. IT Central Station’s reviews are known for their depth and quality, with an average of 420 words per review.

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