FortiGate Virtual Appliance Comparison

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Below is a table detailing the differences between Fortinet FortiGate sizes. The FG-VM01v should be suitable for most use cases. However, referencing this article will ensure that the FortiGate size chosen for your environment will have adequate resources to handle the demands placed on that environment.

 

FortiGate Version Comparison Table
Feature FG-VM00 FG-VM01V FG-VM02V FG-VM04V FG-VM08V
  Stateful inspection throughput (maximum/UDP) 12 Gbps 12 Gbps 13.7 Gbps 19.1 Gbps 30.8 Gbps
  AES VPN throughput 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 1.5 Gbps 3 Gbps 5.5 Gbps
  Connections per second 85,000 85,000 100,000 125,000 150,000
  New Sessions/sec 85,000  85,000  100,000  125,000 150,000
  VLANs 4094 4094 4094 4094 4094
  IPsec VPN peers 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 40,000
  SSL VPN user sessions 1,000 1,000 2,000 4,500 10,000
  SSL VPN Throughput 800 Mbps 800 Mbps 830 Mbps 2 Gbps 4.5 Gbps
  Virtual CPUs (Max) 1 1 2 4 8
  Memory 2 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
  Minimum disk storage 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB

 

If Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) features such as Application Control, IPS/IDS, and Threat Protection are enabled, you can expect the throughputs on the table below.

 

FortiGate NGFW Comparison Table
Feature FG-VM00 FG-VM01V FG-VM02V FG-VM04V FG-VM08V
  IPS Throughput (Enterprise Traffic Mix) 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 3.6 Gbps 7.2 Gbps
  IPS Throughput (1 Mbyte HTTP) 3.5 Gbps 3.5 Gbps 5.4 Gbps 8.8 Gbps 15.5 Gbps
  Application Control Throughput (64 Kbyte HTTP traffic) 2 Gbps 2 Gbps 2.7 Gbps 5.2 Gbps 10.2 Gbps
  NGFW Throughput 850 Mbps 850 Mbps 1.5 Gbps 2.9 Gbps 5.9 Gbps
  Threat Protection Throughput 700 Mbps 700 Mbps 1.2 Gbps 2.2 Gbps 4.5 Gbps

 

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