FortiSwitch 124F Switch

FortiSwitch 124F managed switch

The new FortiSwitch 124F managed switch is a Layer 2 (Data Link) networking appliance. We are going to look at it’s performance, but first, a few words on switches generally.

A switch is a device that takes in packets (of data) coming from devices that are connected to its physical ports and sends them out again. However, it sends them only through the ports that lead to the correct devices. In other words, switches connect Ethernet IP devices and forward information between them.

On the other hand, a managed switch is designed to communicate across multiple networks while simultaneously providing built-in network security and improving the network’s bandwidth by prioritizing packet requests.

How do I manage all these functions?

A good switch should be simple to set up and manage. The FortiSwitch 124F is tightly integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric via FortiLink, an innovative managing tool. This allows any FortiGate firewall to seamlessly manage any FortiSwitch. At that point, you can manage the FortiSwitch directly from the familiar, easy-to-grasp FortiGate interface. It provides complete visibility and control of users and devices no matter how they connect.

Fortinet FS124F managed switch

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Features and performance of the FortiSwitch 124F

In comparison to the FortiSwitch 124E, the FS-124F has 24 GE RJ45, and 4 10GE SFP+ ports. It delivers 128 Gbps of Switching Capacity, whereas the FS124E reached 56 Gbps. It pushes 190 (83 for the 124E) Mpps Packets per Second. Additionally, it has 1(4) ms latency, to the 124E’s 4ms. Lastly, it supports 4000 VLANS. A FortiGate firewall will be able to manage anywhere from 8 to 300 FortiSwitches, depending on the model.

And building a small business network is not possible without switches to tie devices together. So if you have any questions, give Corporate Armor a call at 877-449-0458 or email us at [email protected].

FortiSwitch 124F At-A-Glance

24 GE RJ45 ports, 4 10GE SFP+ ports
Integrated directly into the Fortinet Security Fabric
128 Gbps of Switching Capacity
190 Mpps Packets per Second

Read our review on the FortiSwitch 124F here!

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