fortinet fortigate 100e

Fortinet FortiGate 100E

For top security at an excellent price, the FortiGate 100E should be on your short list. Fortinet’s FortiGate firewalls offer strong security at a good price point, and the FortiGate 100E is no exception. It is a very popular mid-to-enterprise grade firewall. The next step up in performance (and price) is the FG-100F.

The FG100E is impressively priced given the numbers this firewall puts up. For example, it pushes 360 Mbps of NGFW Throughput, 250 Mbps of Threat Protection, and 130 Mbps of SSL Inspection Throughput. It also has 500 Mbps IPS Throughput, and just 3 µs of latency. IPsec VPN Throughput is 4 Gbps.

The FG100E intertwines fluidly in the cloud with other Fortinet products. The web interface is super-intuitive and the CLI is a breeze to use. The VPN capacity, SSL inspection, and other traffic metrics are eyepopping for the price. The high availability and SD Wan features that customers want are super easy to use and configure. FortiGates are a great alternative to more expensive solutions that still lag way behind.

In addition, the support and training portals are very informative. FortiGate is definitely pushing boundaries with its UTM devices.

ComparisonFortiGate 100EFortiGate 100F
NGFW Throughput360 Mbps1.6 Gbps
SSL Inspection Throughput130 Mbps1 Gbps
New Sessions/second30,00060,000
GW to GW IPsec VPN Tunnels2,0002,5000
1 GbE Interfaces2226

What’s the difference between the FG-100E and the FG-100EF?

Now that we’ve talked all about the FortiGate 100E, there’s one more thing. And that’s the FortiGate 100EF. You may have seen it and wondered what the difference between the two is. The answer is, not a whole lot, just port configuration.

The FG-100EF has six more GE SFP slots than the FG-100E does. So, whereas the FG-100E has two of them, the FG-100EF has eight. However, the FG-100E 14 RJ45 Ethernet ports, whereas the FG-100EF has only eight. Everything else is the same.

How do I configure a FortiGate 100E step by step? Find out here! Of course, you can always reach out to us for help, too!

Have questions? Call 877-449-0458, or email us at [email protected].

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Configure Your FortiGate-100E

FortiGate 100E firewall only – UTM Firewall, 20 x GE RJ45 ports (including 2 x WAN ports, 1 x DMZ port, 1 x Mgmt port, 2 x HA ports, 14 x switch ports), 2 x Shared Media pairs (Including 2 x GE RJ45 ports, 2 x SFP slots). Max managed FortiAPs (Total / Tunnel) 64 / 32

FortiGate 100E Firewall PLUS FortiCare/FortiGuard 24×7 UTM Bundle:




FortiGate 100E Firewall PLUS FortiCare/FortiGuard 24×7 Enterprise:




Renew your FortiCare and/or FortiGuard subscription.

FortiGate 100E Support 24×7 FortiCare plus FortiGuard Bundle Contract:


FortiGate 100E FortiCare 24×7 Support Contract:


What are FortiCare and FortiGuard support contracts, and how do I choose one of these?

Good question. When you purchase a Fortinet firewall, you have several options to go along with the firewall itself. These support contracts ensure that your firewall performs at its highest possible level, for as long as possible. The options on the right combine FortiCare and FortiGuard. Without these support options in place, a firewall would basically be an expensive doorstop.

What are they, then?

FortiCare basically gives you global tech support for your FG100E. You’ll receive a timely response to any technical issues as well as complete visibility on ticket resolution progress. It includes firmware upgrades, access to the support portal and associated technical resources, reporting on technical incidents (via the web, chat, and telephone), and a hardware return option.

FortiGuard is the constantly self-updating security part of your FG100E—it’s what makes it a firewall. Each option includes a range of security services designed to tackle the most advanced Internet threats at any given time. This includes AntiVirus, AntiSpam, Advanced Malware Protection, Content Filtering, Sandboxing, AntiSpam, Email Security, Botnet Protection, and more.

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