The Fortinet FortiGate 900G firewall – Whoa!

The new, beastly Fortinet FG900G firewall is here. It features AI-powered Threat Protection at any scale. It’ll give you visibility into your network and see applications, users, and devices before they become threats. The FG-900G is designed for mid-sized to large enterprises, at the campus or branch level.

Like all higher-end FortiGates, the FG-900G protects against threats with system-on-a-chip acceleration and secure SD-WAN in a simple, affordable, and easy to deploy solution. The FG-900G gives you a surprising level of speed and power for its’ price. And that’s one reason it will really stand out from its’ competitors.

The other reason? The above-mentioned SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network). Purpose-built to handle networking duties and lock-down security duties at the same time.

What’s an SD-WAN firewall?

Well, Fortinet FG900G can do what it does because of its extraordinary SD-WAN ASIC processor. It is called the SoC4, and this innovative, first-of-its-kind processor is specifically designed for SD-WAN networking. As a result, when you drop it under the hood of a purpose-built firewall like the FortiGate series, you end up with a beast of a firewall that’s really a dual appliance.

It’s a big deal because SD-WAN allows offices to connect over the internet. And, when you have SD-WAN built into your firewall, you can do so quite securely. Plus, an SD-WAN firewall eliminates the need for a dedicated network connection. Fortinet is no longer the only firewall vendor with this ability, but they were the first, and are arguably still the best at it.

Why do you say that?

Because, for all its blistering speed and ability, this big-league firewall is refreshingly easy to get up and going. It may be a beast, but only to the bad guys. This powerful processor provides the luxury of very simplified interfaces which are granular and detailed, but still clear and intuitive.

And, all SD-WAN FortiGates are managed in the same Management Center, by the same Fortinet Security Fabric. From it you can manage your entire network, with all devices, in one window. Terms like “zero-touch deployment,” and “do-it-yourself,” mean it’s super-easy to get up and running and stay that way. The Fortinet FG900G is designed to get up and purring like a kitten with minimal investment of time and expertise.


IPS Throughput is 26 Gbps, Next-Gen Firewall Throughput is 22 Gbps, and Threat Protection is 20 Gbps. This appliance has multiple 25 GE SFP28, 10 GE SFP+, GE SFP Slots and an GE RJ45.

The processors

Traditional firewalls can’t protect against today’s content and connection-based threats. That’s because they rely on off-the-shelf hardware and general-purpose CPUs, causing a dangerous performance gap. But in addition to its’ SOC4 processor, the 900G has something else; dual security processors. The FG-900G’s customized, dedicated security processors, with AI and Machine Learning, deliver the power you need—up to 520Gbps—to detect emerging threats and block malicious content.

The breakthrough SPU NP7 works in line with FortiOS functions to deliver hyperscale firewall, accelerated session setup, ultra-low latency, and blistering performance for VPN, VXLAN termination, hardware logging, and elephant flows. And the Content Processor (CP9) acts as co-processor to offload resource-intensive processing of security functions.

They also ensure your network security solution does not become a performance bottleneck. They operate inline to deliver unmatched performance and scalability for critical network functions.

What About Other Features?

Universal ZTNA automatically controls, verifies, and facilitates user access to application (learn more about Zero Trust Network Access here. This reduces lateral threats by providing access only to validated users.

Also, the FortiGate 900G Series features a dedicated module that hardens physical networking appliances by generating, storing, and authenticating cryptographic keys. Hardware-based security mechanisms protect against malicious software and phishing attacks.

And because of the 900G’s AI-powered security and machine learning capabilities, you will enjoy deeper visibility into applications, users, and devices beyond traditional firewall techniques. You will see applications, users, and devices before they become threats.

The FG900G can be deployed in a mid-sized to enterprise setting, main campus, or a branch. The FG900G is a lot of firewall! But the specialists at Corporate Armor are both able and happy to answer any and all questions. So just email us at [email protected], or call 877-449-0458. Thanks for reading!

Fortinet FortiGate 900G firewall highlights

26 Gbps IPS Throughput
22 Gbps NGFW Throughput
20 Gbps Threat Protection
Refreshingly easy to get up and going