Fortinet FortiGate 3960E / FG-3960E Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Security Appliance

Fortinet FortiGate 3960E – Security appliance – 40 Gigabit LAN, 100 Gigabit Ethernet – 5U – rack-mountable

SKU: FG-3960E~PVAR Categories: , Brand: Fortinet


Fortinet’s 3900E series of enterprise firewalls are engineered to deliver the highest firewall performance in a compact appliance form-factor. 

The FG-3980E and the FG-3960E enterprise firewalls deliver unprecedented network firewall and IPsec VPN throughput for large data center applications.

The FG-3980E delivers breakthrough 1 terabit per second firewall performance. The performance is validated by Ixia’s latest CloudStorm 100 GE application and security test load module. This performance enables the FortiGate 3980E to function as a data center firewall, to secure interconnectivity between data centers, or as an internal data center segmentation firewall. 

Equipped with multiple 10 GE and 100 GE QSFP28 interfaces for connectivity, the 3980E leverages Fortinet’s advanced Security Processors (Network SPU) to deliver unprecedented performance, superior security efficacy and effortless scale so that enterprises don’t have to compromise between security features and network speed disruption.


  • Ideally suited for enterprises that need very high network throughput and deep inspection delivered in a compact form factor that reduces the footprint and operating costs. 
  • Features up to 32 discrete SPUs to accelerate security and networking processes while reducing heat and energy consumption.
  • The FortiGate 3900E also hosts two GE RJ45, sixteen 1/10 GE SFP/SFP+, and up to ten 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports for maximum density and flexibility.

Additional information

Weight 225.97 lbs
Dimensions 27.4 × 17.2 × 8.7 in

No License, UTP, 360 Protection, Enterprise


Hardware Only, 1 Year, 3 Years, 5 Years

Product Description Fortinet FortiGate 3960E - security appliance
Device Type Security appliance
Form Factor Rack-mountable
Processor Fortinet FortiASIC CP9/NP6
Performance IPS throughput (optimal traffic mix): 80 Gbps u00a6 IPS throughput (enterprise traffic mix): 30 Gbps u00a6 VPN throughput (512-bit IPSec): 280 Gbps u00a6 Firewall latency (64-byte UDP): 3 u00b5s u00a6 Firewall throughput: 555 Mpps u00a6 SSL inspection throughput: 30 Gbps u00a6 Firewall throughput (1518-byte UDP): 620 Gbps u00a6 Firewall throughput (512-byte UDP): 610 Gbps u00a6 Firewall throughput (64-byte UDP): 370 Gbps u00a6 Application control (AVC) throughput: 40 Gbps u00a6 CAPWAP throughput: 13.5 Gbps u00a6 VPN throughput (SSL): 9 Gbps u00a6 NGFW throughput: 22 Gbps u00a6 Threat protection throughput: 13.5 Gbps
Capacity Client to gateway IPSec VPN tunnels: 200000 u00a6 Gateway to gateway IPSec VPN Tunnels: 40000 u00a6 Concurrent TCP sessions: 160000000 u00a6 New TCP sessions per second: 550000 u00a6 Firewall policies: 200000 u00a6 Virtual domains: 10 (maximum 500) u00a6 Number of FortiClient devices: 100000 u00a6 Number of FortiToken devices: 5000 u00a6 Concurrent SSL VPN users: 30000 u00a6 Number of FortiAP devices: 4096
Included Accessories 2 SR SFP+ transceivers
Power AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Redundancy Yes
Processors Installed Fortinet FortiASIC CP9/NP6
Connectivity Technology Wired
Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, UDP/IP, IPSec, SCTP
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Status Indicators Power, status, alarm, link/activity, HA
Features Firewall protection, VPN support, traffic shaping, manageable, IPv6 support, High Availability, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN), IPv4 support, web threat protection, CAPWAP support, application filtering, SSL inspection, Data Center Firewall (DCFW), Carrier-Class Firewall (CCFW)
Encryption Algorithm SSL, 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, 256-bit SHA, TLS 1.2
Interfaces 6 x 40Gb Ethernet/100Gb Ethernet - QSFP+/QSFP28 u00a6 16 x 10Gb Ethernet - SFP+ u00a6 1 x console - RJ-45 u00a6 2 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x USB - Type A
Compliant Standards UL, VCCI, C-Tick, ICSA IPSec certified, ICSA Firewall certified, cUL, ICSA Antivirus, CB, FCC Part 15 A, ICSA Network IPS, IPv6 Ready, USGv6, ICSA SSL-VPN
Power Device Internal power supply - hot-plug
Installed Qty 3
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption Operational 960 Watt
OS Provided FortiOS
Min Operating Temperature 32 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 104 u00b0F
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90% (non-condensing)