FortiGate 40F next-generation firewall

FortiGate 40F Next-Gen firewall

Fast, secure, affordable remote access is now critical to everyone. Fortunately, the Fortinet FortiGate 40F UTM firewall checks all the boxes!

Under the hood

The 40F boasts Threat Protection Throughput of 600 Mbps, and 5 Gbps of Firewall Throughput. In addition, it pushes 490 Mbps of SSL/VPN Throughput.

And, the same FortiSOC4 processor in all the larger FortiGates powers the FG40F. This adds built-in SD-WAN networking to the FG-40F’s powerful security features. And that reduces your total cost of ownership even more. How? By addressing networking and security a single appliance!

So, what are FortiCare and FortiGuard Support contracts? 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?

Basically, FortiCare gives you global tech support for your FortiGate FG40F. That means a timely response to any technical issues. Plus, you’ll have complete visibility on ticket resolution progress. It includes firmware upgrades, access to the support portal, and related resources. Also, you’ll receive reporting on technical incidents via the web, chat, and telephone. There’s also a hardware return option.

FortiGuard is the constantly self-updating security part of your FortiGate. It’s what makes it a firewall. Each option includes many security services designed to tackle the most advanced Internet threats any time. For example, AntiVirus, AntiSpam, Advanced Malware Protection, Email Security, and more.

FortiGate 40F At a Glance

Firewall Throughput5 Gbps
Threat Protection600 Mbps
SSL/VPN Throughput490 Mbps
UsersUp to 10
Supported FortiAPs10/5 (Total/Tunnel)
Maximum Connections (TCP)700,000

And check out our “Firewall Roundup” between FortiGate and Meraki MX series here!

Corporate Armor is very well-versed with both Fortinet and Meraki. We can happily recommend both in a broad way, but knowing what delineates them might be helpful when it comes time for you to shop for a firewall. Many of our top-selling models come from these two companies. The FortiGate FG40F, from $362, the FG60F, from $508, the Meraki MX64, from $350, and the Meraki MX68, from $586, are hugely popular.

ComparablesFortiGate 100EMeraki MX100
Firewall Throughput7.4 Gbps750 Mbps
VPN Throughput(SSL VPN) 250 Mbps500
IPS500 Mbps750 Mbps

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FortiGate 40F Firewall Only – UTM Firewall, 5x GE, RJ45 Ports (including 1x WAN Port & 3x Switch Ports & 1x FortiLink Port)
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