Fortinet FG 200E firewall gets a review!

Fortinet’s FortiGate firewalls offer strong security at a good price point, and the Fortinet FG 200E is no exception. It is a very powerful, new mid-to-enterprise grade firewall. It could be thought of as the successor to the FG-100E, which starts at $1479. But a price/performance analysis of the FG-200E makes it clear why this appliance could be worth upgrading to.

For example, the Fortinet FG 200E pushes Firewall Throughput of 20 Gbps, IPS Throughput of 2.2 Gbps, and NGFW Throughput of 1.8 Gbps It has Threat Protection Throughput of 1.2 Gbps. Of course, it also has the built-in secure SD-WAN capability that Fortinet pioneered.


The FG200E intertwines fluidly in the cloud with other Fortinet products. with great features and support. The web interface is extremely intuitive and the CLI is a breeze to use. The VPN capacity, SSL inspection, and other traffic metrics are eye-popping 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 very informative. FortiGate is definitely pushing boundaries with its UTM devices.

It has a true next-gen firewall feature set. Building policies to perfectly suit your infrastructure needs is surprisingly easy. It’s a very scalable solution that will serve a mid-sized organization with plenty of room to grow into. And, it’s easy to license up or down to suit your needs. Plus, Fortinet’s partner support is amazing.

Utilizing NGFW functionality like UTM, Web Filtering, IPS, the FG200E is excellent for anything up to 100 users, and even more. And you have additional head room in CPU and memory for the future. It may not be important immediately, but it will be when the unit’s approaching end-of-life.


For one, there’s Intrusion Prevention. With this feature, you get the latest defense updates on network intrusions. Also, you’ll have URL filtering. This safeguards users from websites with malware and spyware that steal private data. The Fortinet FG 200E delivers 2,000 GW to GW IPSec VPN Tunnels. There’s also Application Filtering, and of course, secure SD-WAN.

This is a true next-generation firewall. It uses both static and dynamic deep packet inspection when distinguishing safe applications from unsafe ones. It moves beyond protocol, and adds a deeper-level application inspection. This is to ensure that connections between networks are valid and secure. Next-generation firewalls can block malware even before it enters the network.

We’d love to tell you more about the Fortinet FG 200E. So, why not give us a call at 877-449-0458, or reach out at [email protected]? Thanks for reading!

Comparing the FG-100E and the FG-200E

NGFW Throughput360 Mbps1.8 Gbps
Threat Protection Throughput250 Mbps1.2 Gbps
SSL Inspection Throughput130 Mbps820 Mbps
Latency3 µs3 µs
New Sessions/second30,000135,000