We have written about the FortiGate 80F Gen-After-Next-Gen firewall before. So why are we bringing it up again?
Fortinet is running an upgrade program that includes many pre-F series model firewalls. The promotion is individualized, so there’s no standardized discount pricing. You simply reach out to us, or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. Then, we work you a great deal on a new FG-80F, or maybe even something else! Sorry, that’s just the way they set it up.
On the other hand, it can work out well, because you might just end up with a better deal than if it was a standard, one-size-fits-all upgrade package.
Who’s eligible to upgrade to the FG-80F?
Fortinet has provided a long list of firewalls eligible for the Trade-Up Program. In this case, the FG-60E, the FG-81E, or even the FG-100E are just a few models the FG-80F would be excellent replacements for. As an example, the FG-80F is far more powerful than the FG-100E in several categories. It has 10.5 Gbps of Firewall Throughput (Packets Per Second) compared to 6.6 Gbps for the FG-100E. It pushed 1 Gbps of NGFW Throughput vs 360 Mbps for the FG-100E, and 950 Mbps of SSL-VPN Throughput vs. 250 Mbps for the FG-100E.
Fortinet has always prided themselves on their chip sets. Instead of outsourcing their chip production like a lot of other firewall companies do, Fortinet develops their own. And the heart of the FortiGate 80F is its’ new, ridiculously fast FortiSoC4 processor. Actually, it’s the same one used in all the F series, even the enterprise models! That power gives you management which is granular and detailed, but still clear and intuitive.
This kind of power-plus-usability is possible with technology like the FortiSoC4. As a matter of fact, it’s easy to deploy even for those who have limited IT staff.
Another thing this advanced new processor makes not only possible, but easy, is…
True SD-WAN firewall
SD-WAN firewalls are a Fortinet innovation. Basically, think of yourself being in a castle, behind a very strong wall. The FortiGate 80F Next-Gen firewall protects what’s inside your perimeter, and what’s on the freeways leading out of it, too.
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. Additionally, an SD-WAN firewall eliminates the need for a dedicated network connection.
SD-WAN gives extra secure, quick access to cloud-connected applications so important these days. For example, think of Dropbox, GitHub, Salesforce, and Office 365.
Security of the FG-80F
The FG-80F protects against malware, exploits, and malicious websites. It has the ability to inspect both encrypted and non-encrypted traffic. Plus, it can protect against known and emerging threats by using FortiGuard service. And both are part of the excellent Fortinet Security Fabric.
The FortiGate 80F can handle up to 32 FortiAP access points, or 16 in Tunnel Mode. They call it an SMB firewall, but it’s a FAST SMB firewall! It’s can also support up to 16 FortiSwitches.
We WILL work with you!
Fortinet gives you an unusual degree of flexibility in your licensing options. As a result, you can license up or down according to your needs. This makes FG-80F surprisingly scalable. As a result, you will end up with the security bundle that’s right for you! And remember, there’s a TRADE-UP PROMO going on RIGHT NOW! So there’s never been a better time to get your hands on this overpowering, underpriced little bully of a firewall. Corporate Armor is truly a Fortinet specialist, and a top-tier reseller with fantastic prices, and that’s not even including the discount! So email us now to take advantage, or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. Thanks for reading!
|Side-by-side||FortiGate 80F||FortiGate 100E|
|Firewall Throughput||10.5 Gbps||6.6 Gbps|
|NGFW Throughput||1 Gbps||360 Mbps|
|SSL-VPN Throughput||950 Mbps||250 Mbps|