FortiGate Version Comparison

Below is a table detailing the differences between Fortinet FortiGate sizes. The FG-VM01v should be suitable for most use cases. However, referencing this article will ensure that the FortiGate size chosen for your environment will have adequate resources to handle the demands placed on that environment.

 

FortiGate Version Comparison Table
Feature FG-VM00 FG-VM01V FG-VM02V FG-VM04V
  Stateful inspection throughput (maximum/UDP) 12 Gbps 12 Gbps 13.7 Gbps 19.1 Gbps
  AES VPN throughput 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 1.5 Gbps 3 Gbps
  Connections per second 85,000 85,000 100,000 125,000
  Concurrent sessions 1,000,000  1,000,000  2,600,000  4,300,000
  VLANs 4094 4094 4094 4094
  IPsec VPN peers 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
  SSL VPN user sessions 1,000 1,000 2,000 4,500
  SSL VPN Throughput 800 Mbps 800 Mbps 830 Mbps 2 Gbps
  Virtual CPUs 1 1 2 4
  Memory 2 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
  Minimum disk storage 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB

 

If Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) features such as Application Control, IPS/IDS, and Threat Protection are enabled, you can expect the throughputs on the table below.

 

FortiGate NGFW Comparison Table
Feature FG-VM00 FG-VM01V FG-VM02V FG-VM04V
  IPS Throughput (Enterprise Traffic Mix) 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 3.6 Gbps
  IPS Throughput (1 Mbyte HTTP) 3.5 Gbps 3.5 Gbps 5.4 Gbps 8.8 Gbps
  Application Control Throughput (64 Kbyte HTTP traffic) 2 Gbps 2 Gbps 2.7 Gbps 5.2 Gbps
  NGFW Throughput 850 Mbps 850 Mbps 1.5 Gbps 2.9 Gbps
  Threat Protection Throughput 700 Mbps 700 Mbps 1.2 Gbps 2.2 Gbps

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