The Fortinet FG-80F is a powerful networking-security choice for branch offices and mid-sized businesses. Compact and fanless, it’s easy to forget the FG 80F is there. That is, except for the peace-of-mind you’ll enjoy as it safeguards your network. Like all FortiGates, the Fortinet FG80F sports the new SOC4 processor. So, you’re getting the same secure SD-WAN performance as Enterprise firewalls. And all of this comes in an affordable and easy to deploy solution.
Now available in PoE (learn more!)
Now, the FortiGate 80F is being offered in a PoE option (read about PoE and PoE+ here). Why should you care about PoE? Well, 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. PoE can save you a lot of headaches when devices that require higher power levels come onto your network.
So what are FortiCare and FortiGuard support contracts?
Good question. When you purchase a Fortinet FG80F, you have several options to go along with the firewall itself. In effect, these support contracts ensure that your firewall performs at its highest level, for as long as possible. The options on the right combine FortiCare and FortiGuard. Without these support options in place, a firewall would basically be an expensive doorstop.
How do I choose one for my Fortinet FG80F?
Basically, FortiCare gives you global tech support on a per-product basis. You’ll receive a timely response to any technical issues your device may have. In addition, you’ll have complete visibility on ticket resolution progress. It includes things like firmware upgrades, access to the support portal and associated technical resources. Also, you get reporting on technical incidents via the web, chat, and telephone. There is also a hardware return option.
FortiGuard is the constantly self-updating security part of your FortiGate 80F. It’s what makes it a firewall. Each option includes a range of security services designed to tackle the most advanced Internet threats at any given time. This includes AntiVirus, Advanced Malware Protection, Content Filtering, Sandboxing, AntiSpam, Email Security, Botnet Protection, and more.
Highlights of the Fortinet FG80F
– Max Firewall Throughput of 10 Gbps
– NGFW Throughput of 1 Gbps
– SSL VPN Throughput of 900 Mbps
– 100 Concurrent Users
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