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Next-Gen Firewalls (NGFW) - FortiGate 500-300 Series

The FortiGate 500-300 series delivers up to 5 Gbps of Next Generation Threat protection and 16 Gbps of Firewall throughput, ideal for a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) at the enterprise branch or midsize business. (Certain models include the option to expand ports, storage and performance.) As a result, these midrange FortiGate models deliver 5 times the next gen performance compared to other leading NGFWs- enabling organizations to increase protection and consolidate devices.

Powered by FortiOS, these appliances provide visibility into and control over more than 3000 applications, top rated intrusion prevention and antimalware and actionable reporting. Organizations can optionally add Web Filtering, Advanced Threat Protection or Strong Authentication to extend their FortiGate next generation firewall to consolidate a Secure Web Gateway (SWG) or address the challenges posed by Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) programs.

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Firewall Throughput 1518 BytesFirewall Throughput 512 BytesFirewall Throughput 64 BytesFirewall Max Concurrent SessionFirewall New Sessions per secondIPS ThroughputIPSec Throughput 512 Byte PacketAntivirus Throughput (Proxy)Antivirus Throughput (Flow)Total Network InterfacesTotal Storage Capacity
16 Gbps16 Gbps16 Gbps6 Million280,0004.7 Gbps14 Gbps1.7 Gbps3.4 Gbps8 x 10/100/1000 RJ45, 8 x SFP, 2x Management.120GB MLC
8 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps2 M50,0001.4 Gbps4.5 Gbps200 Mbps550 Mbps8 x 10/100/1000 FortiASIC-accelerated port, 2 x 10/100/1000 port32 GB (MLC, Slim SATA Module)
8 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps6 Million200,0002.8 Gbps7 Gbps1.4 Gbps2.5 Gbps4 x 10/100/1000 RJ45, 4 x SFP, 2x Management.120GB MLC

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With our entire business being done online, it is paramount for us to protect our employees and data from external and internal threats while, at the same time, making sure that our network throughput is not impacted. We chose Fortinet's chassis-based security systems because they proved to offer superior performance and security functions, IPS in particular.

Yuval Benjamin
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