FortiSwitch 124F Switch

FortiSwitch 124F PoE/FPoE managed switches

The new FortiSwitch 124F PoE/FPoE 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) from devices that are connected to its physical ports and sends them out again.

A managed switch communicates across multiple networks while simultaneously providing built-in network security and improving the network’s bandwidth by prioritizing packet requests.

And why PoE?

Power over Ethernet delivers electrical power to PoE-enabled devices using your CATx (CAT-5, CAT-6, etc.) network cables. Since you don’t need to run electrical wiring, PoE saves money in materials and install time. It’s also flexible, especially for remote applications, since it doesn’t require a nearby electrical outlet. These and other benefits have led to a big increase in PoE’s popularity in recent years. However, the limiting factor has always been power.

How do I manage all these functions?

A good switch should be simple to set up and manage. The FortiSwitch 124F PoE is tightly integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric via FortiLink, an innovative management tool. At that point, the FortiSwitch can be managed directly from the familiar, easy-to-grasp FortiGate interface.

Fortinet FS-124F PoE/FPoE switches

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Features and performance of the FortiSwitch 124F

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

The 124F PoE has 12 PoE ports, and the 124F FPoE has 24.

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 PoE 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 PoE here!

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