FortiGate virtual appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. Moreover, FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.
The delivery of both physical and virtual planes security appliances it offers on one side, and the unmatched performance and security capabilities it provides on the other side, allow the growth and evolution of the consolidating Data Center with no service degradation or bottlenecks, no compromise on security, and with an unmatched ROI — fulfilling the outcomes of a robust software defined security framework.
FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.
Fortinet’s comprehensive security virtual appliance lineup supports in excess of 16 solutions.
FortiGate Virtual Appliance Benefits:
FortiGate virtual appliances offer protection from a broad array of threats, with support for all of the security and networking services offered by the FortiOS operating system. In addition, the appliances offer:
- Increased visibility within virtualized infrastructure
- Rapid deployment capability
- Ability to manage virtual appliances and physical appliances from a single pane of glass management platform
- Simple licensing with no per-user fees
- Support for multiple virtualization and Cloud platforms
- Full support for FortiHypervisor deployments enabling line-speed security in vCPE requirement
- Wide array of licensing choices to fit any infrastructure requirement
- VDOM-enabled models for multi-tenant environments
All Inter-VM traffic in Bravo Zones are subject to full UTM scan through L2 VDOM. Inter-Zone traffic subject to full Next Gen Firewall and UTM scan by L3 VDOM. Alpha Zone VMs can all talk to each other freely.
Choice of Form Factor
Few organizations use 100% hardware or 100% virtual IT infrastructure today, creating a need for both hardware appliances and virtual appliances in your security strategy. Fortinet allows you to build the security solution that’s right for your environment with hardware and virtual appliances to secure the core, the edge and increase visibility and control over communications within the virtualized infrastructure. FortiManager virtual or physical appliances allow you to easily manage and update your Fortinet security assets — hardware, virtual or both — from a single pane of glass.
Using the advanced FortiOS operating system, FortiGate appliances effectively neutralize a wide range of security threats facing your virtualized environment. Whether deployed at the edge as a front-line defense, or deep within the virtual infrastructure for inter-zone security, FortiGate appliances protect your infrastructure with some of the most effective security available today by enabling security features you need.
|Private Cloud Platforms||Public Cloud Platforms|
|Fortinet||FortiHypervisor v1.0 and newer||Amazon||AWS (Amazon Web Services)|
|VMware||ESXi v4.0 and newer||Microsoft||Azure and Azure Stack|
|Citrix||XenServer v6.0 and newer||Oracle||OPC (Oracle Public Cloud)|
|Microsoft||Hyper-V 2008R2 and newer||GCP (Google Cloud Platform)|
|KVM||CentOS v6.4 (qemu 0.12.1) and newer|
|FG-VM00||FG-VM01 / VM01V||FG-VM02 / VM02V||FG-VM04 / VM04V||FG-VM08 / VM08V||FG-VM16 / VM16V||FG-VM32 / VM32V||FG-VMUL / VMULV|
|vCPU Support (Minimum / Maximum)||1 / 1||1 / 1||1 / 2||1 / 4||1 / 8||1 / 16||1 / 32||1 / Unlimited|
|Network Interface Support (Minimum / Maximum)||1 / 10||1 / 10||1 / 10||1 / 10||1 / 10||1 / 10||1 / 10||1 / 10|
|Memory Support (Minimum / Maximum)||1 GB / 2 GB||1 GB / 2 GB||1 GB / 4 GB||1 GB / 6 GB||1 GB / 12 GB||1 GB / 24 GB||1 GB / 48 GB||1 GB / Unlimited|
|Storage Support (Minimum / Maximum)||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB||32 GB / 2 TB|
|Wireless Access Points Controlled (Tunnel / Global)||32 / 32||32 / 64||256 / 512||256 / 512||1,024 / 4,096||1,024 / 4,096||1,024 / 4,096||1,024 / 4,096|
|Virtual Domains (Default / Maximum)||2 / 2||10 / 10||10 / 25||10 / 50||10 / 500||10 / 500||10 / 500||10 / 500|
|Firewall Policies (VDOM / System)||5,000||20,000 / 40,000||50,000 / 100,000||50,000 / 100,000||50,000 / 100,000||50,000 / 100,000||50,000 / 100,000||50,000 / 100,000|
|Maximum Number of FortiTokens||1,000||1,000||1,000||5,000||5,000||5,000||5,000||5,000|
|Maximum Number of Registered Endpoints||200||2,000||2,000||8,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000|
|Unlimited User License||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Firewall Throughput (UDP Packets, SR-IOV Enabled)||12 Gbps||12 Gbps||15 Gbps||28 Gbps||33 Gbps||36 Gbps||50 Gbps||-|
|Concurrent Sessions (TCP)||1.0 Million||1.0 Million||2.6 Million||4.3 Million||8.5 Million||18.0 Million||38.0 Million||-|
|New Sessions / Second (TCP)||85,000||85,000||100,000||125,000||150,000||175,000||200,000||-|
|IPsec VPN Throughput (AES256+SHA1, 512 Byte)||1.0 Gbps||1.0 Gbps||1.5 Gbps||3.0 Gbps||5.5 Gbps||6.5 Gbps||7 Gbps||-|
|Gateway-to-Gateway IPsec VPN Tunnels||2,000||2,000||2,000||2,000||40,000||40,000||40,000||-|
|Client-to-Gateway IPsec VPN Tunnels||6,000||6,000||12,000||20,000||40,000||50,000||64,000||-|
|SSL-VPN Throughput||800 Mbps||800 Mbps||830 Mbps||2 Gbps||4.5 Gbps||8.5 Gbps||8.6 Gbps||-|
|Concurrent SSL-VPN Users (Recommended Maximum)||1,000||1,000||2,000||4,500||10,000||25,000||40,000||-|
|IPS Throughput (HTTP / Enterprise Mix)1||3.5 Gbps / 1 Gbps||3.5 Gbps / 1 Gbps||5.5 Gbps / 1.5 Gbps||8.0 Gbps / 3.0 Gbps||15.5 Gbps / 6.0 Gbps||25.0 Gbps / 12.0 Gbps||29.0 Gbps / 19.0 Gbps||-|
|Application Control Throughput2||2.0 Gbps||2.0 Gbps||2.6 Gbps||4.5 Gbps||9.0 Gbps||17.0 Gbps||17.5 Gbps||-|
|NGFW Throughput3||850 Mbps||850 Mbps||1.5 Gbps||2.5 Gbps||4.5 Gbps||9.0 Gbps||16.5 Gbps||-|
|Threat Protection Throughput4||700 Mbps||700 Mbps||1.2 Gbps||2.0 Gbps||3.5 Gbps||7.0 Gbps||13.0 Gbps||-|
FortiGuard Security Services
FortiGuard Labs offers real-time intelligence on the threat landscape, delivering comprehensive security updates across the full range of Fortinet's solutions. Comprised of security threat researchers, engineers, and forensic specialists, the team collaborates with the world's leading threat monitoring organizations, other network and security vendors, as well as law enforcement agencies:
- Real-time Updates — 24x7x365 Global Operations research security intelligence, distributed via Fortinet Distributed Network to all Fortinet platforms.
- Security Research — FortiGuard Labs have discovered over 170 unique zero-day vulnerabilities to date, totaling millions of automated signature updates monthly
- Validated Security Intelligence — Based on FortiGuard intelligence, Fortinet's network security platform is tested and validated by the world's leading third-party testing labs and customers globally.
FortiCare Support Services
Our FortiCare customer support team provides global technical support for all Fortinet products. With support staff in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia, FortiCare offers services to meet the needs of enterprises of all sizes:
- Enhanced Support — For customers who need support during local business hours only.
- Comprehensive Support — For customers who need around- the-clock mission critical support, including advanced exchange hardware replacement.
- Advanced Services — For global or regional customers who need an assigned Technical Account Manager, enhanced service level agreements, extended software support, priority escalation, on-site visits and more.
- Professional Services — For customers with more complex security implementations that require architecture and design services, implementation and deployment services, operational services and more.
FortiGuard Labs delivers a number of security intelligence services to augment the FortiGate firewall platform. You can easily optimize the protection capabilities of your FortiGate with the FortiGuard Enterprise Bundle. This bundle contains the full set of FortiGuard security services plus FortiCare service and support offering the most flexibility and broadest range of protection all in one package.