Fortinet FortiGate NGFW Comparison: High-end Series vs. Mid-range Series vs. Entry-level Series

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Fortinet firewalls, the Fortigate series provides various levels of next-generation firewalls to meet the different demands. This ensures that enterprise campus, core data-center, or internal segments, FortiGate can fit seamlessly into customers’ environment.

However, FortiGate family includes High-end NGFW, Mid-range NGFW, Entry-level NGFW, and even Ultra high-end NGFW. What are their differences?

In this blog, you will see the comparison of High-end Series, Mid-range Series and Entry-level Series.

Overview Comparison

FortiGate entry-level next-generation firewalls are best-in-class network security appliances that consolidate advanced security and networking capabilities to protect against cyber-attacks in a compact and affordable solution. These firewalls provide with system-on-a-chip (SOC) security processors and deliver the industry’s best IPsec VPN, threat protection, and SSL-inspection performance.

This series includes these models:

  • FortiGate 80E
  • FortiGate 60E
  • FortiGate 50E
  • FortiGate 30E
  • FortiGate 60D – Rugged

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FortiGate mid-range next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) provide high performance, multi-layered advanced security, and better visibility to protect against cyber-attacks while reducing complexity. FortiGate firewalls are purpose-built with security processers to enable the industry’s best threat protection and performance for SSL-encrypted traffic.

This series includes these models:

  • FortiGate 900D
  • FortiGate 800D
  • FortiGate 600E
  • FortiGate 500E
  • FortiGate 400E
  • FortiGate 300E
  • FortiGate 200E
  • FortiGate 100F
  • FortiGate 100E

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FortiGate high-end next-generation firewalls protect your network and data center against advanced threats with the industry’s best threat protection and price performance. FortiGate high end series features purpose-built security processor innovation to deliver uncompromising security and performance with superior SSL inspection and NGFW performance for the edge, data center and internal segments.

This series includes these models:

  • FortiGate 3980E
  • FortiGate 3960E
  • FortiGate 3800D
  • FortiGate 3700D
  • FortiGate 3600E
  • FortiGate 3400E
  • FortiGate 3200D
  • FortiGate 3100D
  • FortiGate 3000D
  • FortiGate 2500E
  • FortiGate 2000E
  • FortiGate 1500D
  • FortiGate 1200D
  • FortiGate 1000D

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Specifications Comparison

To order the right Fortinet NGFW, we should know about their performances. These tables show the models comparison of FortiGate NGFW, including high-end series, middle-range series and entry-level series.

Table 1 FortiGate Entry-level NGFW Models Comparison.

Models Threat Protection SSL Inspection Throughput Network Interfaces
FortiGate 80E 250 Mbps 180 Mbps Multiple GE RJ45 | Varients with internal storage | Variants with PoE/+ interfaces
FortiGate 60E 200 Mbps 175 Mbps Multiple GE RJ45 | WiFi variants | Variants with internal storage | Variants with PoE/+ interfaces
FortiGate 50E 160 Mbps 185 Mbps Multiple GE RJ45 | WiFi Variants | Variants with dual radios | Variants with internal storage
FortiGate 30E 150 Mbps 160 Mbps Multiple GE RJ45 | WiFi Variants
FortiGate 60D – Rugged 25 Mbps 18 Mbps 10x GE RJ45

Table 2 FortiGate Middle-range NGFW Models Comparison.

Models Threat Protection SSL Inspection Throughput Network Interfaces
FortiGate 900D 3 Gbps 4 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45, GE SFP and 10 GE SFP+ slots
FortiGate 800D 3 Gbps 4 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45, GE SFP, 10 GE SFP+ slots and bypass GE RJ45 pairs
FortiGate 600E 7 Gbps 8 Gbps Multiple GERJ45, Multiple GE SFP, Multiple 10GE SFP+
FortiGate 500E 4.7 Gbps 6.8 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45, GE SFP and 10 GE SFP+ Slots
FortiGate 400E 5 Gbps 4.8 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45 and Multiple GE SFP Slots
FortiGate 300E 3 Gbps 6.8 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45 and GE SFP Slots
FortiGate 200E 1.2 Gbps 1 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45, GE SFP Slots
FortiGate 100F 700 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 x 10GE SFP+ Slots, 18 x GE RJ45 and 8x 1GE SFP and 4x GE RJ45/SFP Shared Media Pairs
FortiGate 100E 250 Mbps 130 Mbps Multiple GE RJ45, GE SFP Slots | PoE/+ Variants

Table 3 FortiGate High-end NGFW Models Comparison.

Models Threat Protection SSL Inspection Throughput Network Interfaces
FortiGate 3980E 20 Gbps 32 Gbps 10 x 100GE QSFP28, 16 x 10GE SFP+, 2 x GE RJ45
FortiGate 3960E 13.5 Gbps 30 Gbps Multiple 40/100 GE QSFP+/QSFP28, 10 GE SFP+ and GE RJ45
FortiGate 3800D 13 Gbps 23 Gbps Multiple 100 GE CFP2, 40 GE QSFP+, 10 GE SFP+ and/or multiple GE SFP/RJ45 depending on variants
FortiGate 3700D 13 Gbps 24 Gbps Multiple 40 GE QSFP+, 10 GE SFP+ and GE SFP
FortiGate 3600E 30 Gbps 34 Gbps Multiple 100 GE, 40 GE QSFP28, multiple 10 GE SFP+/SFP
FortiGate 3400E 23 Gbps 30 Gbps Multiple 100 GE, 40 GE QSFP28, multiple 10 GE SFP+/SFP
FortiGate 3200D 15 Gbps 20 Gbps Multiple GE RJ45 and 10 GE SFP+ / GE SFP slots
FortiGate 3100D 13 Gbps 22 Gbps Multiple 10 GE SFP+ | Multiple GE SFP and GE RJ45
FortiGate 3000D 13 Gbps 19 Gbps Multiple 10 GE SFP+ | Multiple GE SFP and GE RJ45
FortiGate 2500E 5.4 Gbps 11.5 Gbps 10 x 10GE SFP+, 2 x 10GE SFP+ bypass, 34 x GE RJ45
FortiGate 2000E 5.4 Gbps 12.5 Gbps 6 x 10GE SFP+, 34 x GE RJ45
FortiGate 1500D 5 Gbps 10.5 Gbps 8 x 10GE SFP+/GE SFP, 16 x GE SFP, 18 x GE RJ45
FortiGate 1200D 4 Gbps 6 Gbps 4 x 10GE SFP+/GE SFP, 16 x GE SFP, 18 x GE RJ45
FortiGate 1000D 4 Gbps 4 Gbps 2 x 10 GE SFP+, 16 x GE SFP, 18 x GE RJ45

After comparing, which FortiGate NGFW meets your demands?

Info: https://www.fortinet.com/products/next-generation-firewall.html

Learn more: Next-Generation Firewall in the Enterprise

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