Reviewing Fortinet’s Desktop Secure SD-WAN device, the FortiGate 60F

FortiGate 60F – Secure SD-WAN in a Desktop

It was just a few short months ago that Fortinet introduced its new SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC processor, powering the first-of-its-kind Secure SD-WAN appliance, the FortiGate 100F. While the 100F is notable for its lightning-quick firewall performance and excellent connectivity, smaller organizations may not need a device to pack quite that much punch. Enter the Fortinet FortiGate 60F, which still offers quite a kick in providing Secure SD-WAN for small to mid-size business and branch office deployments. It boasts the same SD-WAN ASIC processor, purpose-built for security and SD-WAN in one device – and still excellent performance, at more than 15 times industry average throughput. But the FortiGate 60F does all this in a 1.9 pound, fanless desktop form factor, so you won’t need a rack mount setup to use it. Come along with us on a video feature review of the newest FortiGate to combine top-notch security and SD-WAN all-in-one. Introducing the Fortinet FortiGate 60F:

FortiGate 60F Spec Snapshot

Fortinet FortiGate 60F

Max Firewall Throughput: 10 Gbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 700 Mbps

Network Interface Ports: 10 x 1GbE, 1 USB, 1 Console

Maximum Connections: 700,000

Maximum Connections (DPI SSL): 55,000

Maximum Supported Wireless Access Points: 30/10 (Total/Tunnel Mode)

Hardware-Only MSRP: $695

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If this video piqued your interest but you’d like to see a few other firewall models, you’re in luck! We’ve also done feature review videos for the FortiGate 100F and FortiGate 50E among Fortinet firewalls. And we haven’t forgotten other brands, with the Sophos XG 125 and new in 2019 XG 86 & 106, the SonicWall NSa 2650, the new in 2019 SOHO 250 & TZ 350, and the WatchGuard Firebox T35 and T55. Once you’ve binged the full review playlist, read through our firewall buyer’s guide series to go into even another layer of depth.

The Fortinet Buyer’s Guide

Speaking of our Buyer’s Guide series, we take a deeper dive into Fortinet’s firewall portfolio as well as the security services it offers in our Fortinet Buyer’s Guide.