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Fortinet FG-50E Next-Gen firewall

Meet Fortinet’s remarkably effective and affordable FortiGate 50E. This firewall provides a quick, easy answer to the question of safe, uninterrupted remote access that everyone’s asking nowadays. The FG-50E punches well above it’s pricepoint with Unified Threat Management Throughput of 160 Mbps.

Additionally, it boasts IPS Throughput of 350 Mbps and Firewall Throughput of 2.5 Gbps. It also boasts 50E has NGFW Throughput of 220 Mbps. Moreover, it’s capable of handling up to 15 users. As such, the FG-50E is ideal for small businesses or branch offices on a budget.

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 level, for as long as possible. The options shown here combine FortiCare and FortiGuard. Basically, without these support options in place, a firewall would be an expensive doorstop.

What are they, then?

FortiCare gives your FG 50E global tech support on a per-product basis. You’ll receive a timely response to any technical issues as well as complete visibility on ticket resolution progress. Also, it includes firmware upgrades, access to the support portal and associated technical resources. In addition, there’s reporting on technical incidents (via the web, chat, and telephone), and a hardware return option.

On the other hand, FortiGuard is the constantly self-updating security part of your firewall. In other words, 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, Advanced Malware Protection, and Content Filtering. In addition, it delivers Sandboxing, AntiSpam, Email Security, Botnet Protection, and more.

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

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

FortiGate 50E At a Glance

Firewall Throughput2.5 Gbps
NGFW Throughput220 Mbps
Threat Protection Throughput160 Mbps
IPS Throughput350 Mbps
SSL/VPN Throughput100 Mbps
Max Managed FortiAPs10 Total/5 Tunnel
Recommended usersup to 25

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

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