Fortinet’s new FortiSwitch 148F series managed switches are a new Layer 2 (Data Link) series of networking appliances. The FortiSwitch Secure Access Family delivers outstanding security, performance, and manageability. It is secure, simple, and scalable.
The FortiSwitch 148F (and all FortiSwitches) is tightly integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric via FortiLink. FortiLink is an innovative proprietary management tool. So, any FortiGate can seamlessly manage any FortiSwitch. As a result, the switch becomes a logical extension of the FortiGate. And, it can be managed directly from the familiar, easy-to-grasp FortiGate GUI. The nice thing is, it’s a “single pane of glass” interface. It provides complete visibility and control of users and devices no matter how they connect.
The reporting and monitoring between the FortiGate and FortiSwitch is superb. One of the most valuable features is that you can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.
In contrast to the FortiSwitch E series PoE switches, that provide power to only half of their switch ports, the FortiSwitch F series features FPoE switches that provide power to all 48 ports. Additionally, the 148F introduces 10GE capable SFP+ uplinks paired with 48 1GE access ports into our entry level platform, whereas the 148E has 1GE SFP uplinks.
The FS148F has 48x GE RJ45 and 4x 10GE SFP+ ports. It delivers 176 Gbps of Switching Capacity, and 260 Mpps (Packets per Second -Duplex). Additionally, network latency is < 1µs. Lastly, it supports 4000 VLANS. It carries 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, and 64 MB of Flash memory.
The FS148F features flow control, auto-negotiation, port mirroring, SNTP support, Link Aggregation Control Protocol, and IPv6 management. In addition, there’s Protocol support, DHCP client, VLAN Tagging, and a lot more.
FortiSwitch 148F Highlights
48x GE RJ45 and 4x 10GE SFP+ ports
176 Gbps of Switching Capacity
260 Mpps (Packets per Second -Duplex)
Supports 4000 VLANS
You can learn more about the FortiSwitch 148F series and switches generally, in our blog post!