Proven, Optimized Network Security

FortiGate Next Generation Firewall Virtual Appliance (NGFW)

  • Top security—NSS Labs “Recommended”
  • Multiple security controls in one solution
  • Secure and manage physical, virtual, and cloud environments with one solution
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Effective and efficient security for virtualized environments

FortiGate next generation firewall virtual appliances provide proven security while realizing the flexibility and benefits of VM-based packaging: unmatched ROI, rapid provisioning, east-west traffic visibility, unlimited scalability, and consolidation.

FortiGate virtual appliances can be tightly orchestrated with hypervisors, cloud management, and SDN controllers through purpose-built integration or with FortiGate Connectors.

FortiGate virtual firewalls (NGFW) enable and secure your enterprise with:

Top-rated protection tested by NSS Labs, Virus Bulletin, and AV Comparatives

Deep visibility and granular control of applications, devices, and users

Flexible licensing and provisioning to support on-demand consumption models

Simplified security with easy-to-manage, single-platform solution

Actionable reports to enforce policies, understand targeted attacks, and meet compliance

Support for all major hypervisor, cloud, and SDN platforms

Fortinet Next Gen Firewall Virtual Appliances


FortiGate VM NGFW

FortiGate VM provides advanced security and greater visibility for virtualized and cloud environments in an agile and elastic form factor. FortiGate VMs enable quick deployment, automatic provisioning, and centralized management.

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FortiGate VMX NGFW

FortiGate VMX integrated with VMware NSX in the software-defined data center extends the NSX firewall functionality with advanced security services. It protects by controlling east-west traffic while realizing the benefits of server and network virtualization. Automatic provisioning ensures coverage and agility for micro-segmentation and other use cases.

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FortiOS VM provides the same award-winning security and management functionality found in FortiGate virtual appliances, with flexible licensing, provisioning and metering, and billing to support on-demand and pay-as-you-go consumption through Fortinet’s VM On-Demand program for MSSP offerings.

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Get better protection, deeper visibility, and superior performance

To provide consistently top-rated security, greater visibility, and unmatched performance, we give you the unique combination of the most advanced threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs with our intuitive FortiOS Operating System.


Protect your entire network with one OS

Increase security coverage while simplifying management across your physical, virtual, and cloud deployments.

FortiOS gives you one-click visibility into network traffic and one-click controls to take immediate action.

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FortiGate next-gen firewall security features

FortiGuard Security Subscription Services enable visibility and control for next generation protection against advanced threats, including zero day attacks.

The following features work together to give you intelligent, effective network security:

  • Application and user-identity awareness
  • Content security with integrated intrusion prevention, antivirus, and web filtering
  • SSL encryption/decryption
  • Advanced threat detection and remediation

Additional critical defense subscriptions can be easily added. You can choose individual services, or get access to all available services with the Enterprise Bundle.