The Fortinet FG-81F Next-Generation Firewall is a powerful networking-security choice for branch offices and mid-sized businesses. Compact and fanless, it’s easy to forget the FG 81F is there. That is, except for the peace-of-mind you’ll enjoy as it safeguards your network. Like all FortiGates, it 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. The difference between the FG-80F and the FG-81F is that the FG-81F has onboard storage.
What are FortiCare and FortiGuard, and how do I choose one of these for my Fortinet FG 80F?
Good question. When you purchase a Fortinet FG-81F Next-Generation Firewall, 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. Without these support options in place, a firewall would basically be an expensive doorstop.
What are they, then?
Basically, FortiCare gives you global tech support on a per-product basis for your Fortinet FG 80F. 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. You get reporting on technical incidents via the web, chat, and telephone. There’s 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.
Fortinet FG-81F Next-Generation Firewall