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Reviewing the New Fortinet FortiGate 100F firewall

Fortigate 100F – The F stands for fast

Well not really, but Fortinet’s latest firewall, the FortiGate 100F does feature throughput speeds well above similar competition (Fortinet says it’s 10 times faster than others in the VPN throughput category, with 11.5 Gbps). Throughput is just one reason why this new firewall, ideal for mid-size enterprise deployments, stands out. The other reason? SD-WAN. The new FortiGate 100F is purpose-built for SD-WAN (also known as software-defined wide area networking). Its processor is the first-of-its-kind SD-WAN ASIC, Fortinet’s SoC4, which allows this new device to combine the excellent next-generation firewall security and the top-notch SD-WAN you’ve come to expect from Fortinet in one appliance. Join us as we take a closer look at the FortiGate 100F in our latest feature review video:

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FortiGate 100F Spec Snapshot

FortiGate 100F

Fortinet FortiGate 100F

Max Firewall Throughput: 20 Gbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 700 Mbps

Network Interface Ports: 30 x 1GbE, 2 x 10 GbE, 1 USB, 1 Console

Maximum Connections: 1,500,000

Maximum Connections (DPI SSL): 135,000

Maximum Supported Wireless Access Points: 64/32 (Total/Tunnel Mode)

Hardware-Only MSRP: $2,800

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Still doing some comparison shopping or simply enjoy good clean network appliance-related entertainment? Check out our other feature review videos of the Fortinet FortiGate 50E, 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 also new in 2019 SonicWave 200 Series wireless access points. Once you’ve made it through the playlist, read through our firewall buyer’s guide series. You should cover all your bases to ensure you have the right device to protect your network.

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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. Additionally, we’ve partnered with Fortinet to offer free (as in complimentary, or at no cost to you) Cyber Threat Assessments to give you a clear picture of how well your current network setup can handle the latest online hazards.


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No More Wizards! Get the Firewalls.com Configuration QuickStart Checklist

Unrivaled Network Security. It’s no magic trick. Stopping 2021’s top threats means more than just a slick next-gen appliance. It means deploying a detailed and thorough configuration touching on dozens of unique settings, complex hierarchies, and strategic arrangements of resources. How you manage your firewall is just as important as which brand or model you choose, so you can’t afford to short yourself with the setup wizard. According to Gartner, 99% of successful network breaches can be attributed to a misconfiguration of the firewall. It’s time to blow away the smoke and mirrors.

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You want to try DIY, but maybe you’re not the GOAT with the NSA series. If you’re switching to new tech or just haven’t tackled a config project in a while, you may be surprised by all the advanced new features and options available on next-generation firewalls like the FortiGate-100E with built-in SPUs or how the SFOS 17.5 firmware release handles clientless SSO through Sophos Central. While you may be tempted to bridge a knowledge gap with the pre-packaged configuration wizard, there’s just not a whole lot there when you look behind the curtain.

In fact, the setup wizard is one of the culprits behind some of the most common mistakes even experienced professionals make when configuring their firewalls. We went over seven missteps that we see most often in the video below. Watch if you’re feeling lucky.

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Make sure you never miss a step by following along with the Firewalls.com Configuration QuickStart Checklist. Every setting, big or small, can be the deciding factor that determines whether you’re a victor or a victim. Download the checklist free and say “No” to the setup wizard!


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Want to skip the config headache completely? Firewalls.com has the credentials to write the guide on firewall configurations because our expert team of top-tier certified network engineers has been perfectly configuring SonicWall, Sophos, Fortinet, WatchGuard, and Barracuda firewalls for literal decades! Each year, we process hundreds of end-to-end firewall configurations out of our Security Operations Center in Indianapolis. Real, local certified security experts work one-on-one with you to take on the unique demands of your network. Whether you’re looking for a highly available network with built-in redundancy or a super smart appliance backed by machine learning, our engineers have the skills and experience to get the job done while you focus on more productive tasks.

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