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Available in:
  • Appliance
  • Virtual Machine
  • Hosted
  • Cloud


With the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks, it takes only one threat to slip through security for a data breach to occur. CISOs have adopted sandboxing as an essential component of their security strategies to help combat previously unknown threats.

While attack surfaces are becoming more dynamic due to the rise of IoT and cloud-based services, a continuing shortage of cyber security talent is driving organizations to integrate sandboxing with greater controls and a high degree of automation.


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FortiSandbox, Fast and Effective Protection Against Advanced Threats

FortiSandbox Product Details:

Today’s threats are increasingly sophisticated and often bypass traditional malware security by masking their malicious activity. A sandbox augments your security architecture by validating threats in a separate, secure environment. FortiSandbox offers a powerful combination of advanced detection, automated mitigation, actionable insight, and flexible deployment to stop targeted attacks and subsequent data loss. It's also a key component of our Advanced Threat Protection solution.

Features and Benefits


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Independently top-rated

NSS Labs "Recommended" for breach detection and breach prevention, and ICSA labs certified for advanced threat defense
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Broad integration

Extends advanced threat protection to your next-generation firewall, web application firewall, secure email gateway, and endpoint protection platform
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Intelligent automation

Speeds mitigation by sharing real-time updates to disrupt threats at the origin and subsequent immunization across the entire organization and the global community
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Simplifies deployment and reduces complexity by covering all protocols in a single common sandbox platform
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Flexible deployment

Available as a physical or virtual appliance on premises, as well as a cloud-based or managed service
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Open extensibility

Flexible APIs for easy third-party integration and available day-zero integration with Fabric-Ready partners

FortiSandbox Models and Specifications

FortiSandbox broad form factor offering including physical, virtual appliance to public cloud and as a hosted service that supports various deployment options to fit any environment. 

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Form Factor
1 RU
Effective real-world throughput (files/hr)
200 (upgradeable to 600)
4x GE RJ45 ports
Form Factor
1 RU
Effective real-world throughput (files/hr)
200 (upgradeable to 1,400)
4x GE RJ45 ports, 4x GE SFP slots
Form Factor
2 RU
Effective real-world throughput (files/hr)
400 (upgradeable to 2,400)
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x 10 GE SFP+ slots
Form Factor
2 RU
Effective real-world throughput (files/hr)
800 (upgradeable to 5,600)
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x 10 GE SFP+ slots
FortiSandbox VM supports VMware ESXi version 5.1 or later, and Linux KVM CentOS 7.2 or later. 

Effective real-world throughput (files/hr)
Hardware dependent
6 (minimum) virtual network interfaces
Effective real-world throughput (files/hr)
500 (upgradeable to 20,000)
6 (minimum) virtual network interfaces

As businesses move to the cloud, it is imperative to extend a seamless security infrastructure to protect workloads and assets in the cloud against sophisticated threats. FortiSandbox native support of public cloud includes Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, allows organizations to build a comprehensive cloud security architecture that integrates FortiSandbox (sandbox) with FortiGate (NGFW), FortMail (SEG), FortiWeb (WAF), FortiClient (EPP), FortiSIEM (SIEM), and 3rd party solutions.

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FortiSandbox Cloud offers an alternate deployment option to the FortiSandbox appliance for organizations searching for a turnkey solution. It delivers the same rapid detection and automated response, but in the cloud.  This provides unlimited flexibility to complement FortiGates in any deployment scenario such as distributed enterprise, data center, and more.

The FortiSandbox Cloud is available with the FortiGate next-generation firewall, FortiMail secure email gateway, and FortiWeb web application firewall, and FortiProxy secure web gateway.

If you are an existing FortiSandbox Cloud customer, please click here to access the service.


FortiGuard Security Services for FortiGuard Service Bundles

FortiSandbox employs FortiGuard Threat Intelligence including an extended AV signature set, IPS, Web Filtering, emerging malware query, and sandbox engine updates to improve the robustness of threat detection as well as accelerate threat analysis and verdict determination. 

FG Antivirus


FortiGuard Antivirus protects against the latest viruses, spyware, and other content-level threats. It uses industry-leading advanced detection engines to prevent both new and evolving threats from gaining a foothold inside your network and accessing its invaluable content.

FG Intrusion Prevention

Intrusion Prevention

FortiGuard IPS protects against the latest network intrusions by detecting and blocking threats before they reach network devices.

FG Web Filtering

Web Filtering

Protects your organization by blocking access to malicious, hacked, or inappropriate websites.

FortiSandbox Alliance Partners

FortiSandbox provides integration with many leading IT vendors as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric.  Below is a list of current FortiSandbox Fabric-Ready API Alliance Partners:

Carbon Black
Carbon Black

Carbon Black leads a new era of endpoint security by enabling organizations to disrupt advanced attacks, deploy the best prevention strategies for their business, and leverage the expertise of 10,000 professionals from IR firms, MSSPs, and enterprises to shift the balance of power back to security teams.


SentinelOne is shaping the future of endpoint security with an integrated platform that unifies the detection, prevention and remediation of threats initiated by nation states, terrorists, and organized crime. SentinelOne’s unique approach is based on deep inspection of all system processes combined with innovative machine learning to quickly isolate malicious behaviors, protecting devices against advanced, targeted threats in real time.


Ziften delivers all-the-time visibility and control for any asset, anywhere - client devices, servers, and cloud VMs – whether on-network or remote; connected or not. Our unified systems and security operations (SysSecOps) platform empowers IT and security operations teams to quickly repair user impacting endpoint issues, reduce their overall risk posture, speed security threat response, and increase operations productivity. Ziften’s secure architecture delivers continuous, streaming endpoint monitoring and historical data collection for large and mid-sized enterprises, governments, and managed security service providers (MSSP). And Ziften helps extend the value of incumbent tools and fill the gaps between fragmented, siloed systems.


ICSA Certified for Advanced Threat Defense

With data breaches continuing to make headlines, new product and solutions designed to detect and prevent the advanced attacks often at the root of these breaches have emerged. To help organizations assess the effectiveness of these new offerings, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon (author or the annual Data Breach Investigations Report or DBIR), recently introduced a new independent, Advanced Threat Defense certification, and Email certification.

NSS Labs Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) Test 2017

NSS Labs introduced a new group test, BPS focused on detecting and blocking exploits, advanced malware, and evasions. This helps validate the advanced threat response cycle of prevent-detect-mitigate across a number of threat vectors including web, email, and endpoint. Fortinet's Security Fabric consisting of FortiSandbox, FortiGate, FortiMail, and FortiClient integrated together, earned a Recommended award by achieving a block rate of 99.6% and offering the lowest 3-year TCO.

NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems Test 2017 and SVM

According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 99% of malware is delivered by email and the web. In the NSS Breach Detection System 2017 test, newly introduced FortiSandbox 2000E blocked 100% of advanced malware delivered over these two vectors and 99% overall offered at the lowest TCO, earning the NSS Labs “Recommended” rating.


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FortiSandbox Demo

Today's sophisticated zero day and targeted attacks won't be stopped by any one type of security. Advanced threat detection is key to preventing data breaches and other consequences of a successful attack. Check out the full working demo of our sandbox, FortiSandbox. Explore multiple deployment modes: sniffer, FortiGate integrated, and manual submission. See the rich reporting and actionable dashboards to speed response. You will quickly see the value of Fortinet's consolidated approach to inspecting all protocols and performing all functions on one, high-performance appliance.

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Below are answers to common questions regarding FortiSandbox and related services:

Is FortiSandbox a point only solution?

FortiSandbox supports standalone and integrated deployment model. As a standalone, FortiSandbox can sniff packets via TAP/SPAN, scan files in a repository or accept files via on-demand submission, and via ICAP/JSON API. As an integrated solution, FortiSandbox accepts submission from FortiGate, FortiMail, FortiWeb, FortiProxy, FortiADC, FortiClient and Fabric-Ready partners and shares zero-day intelligence in real-time across integrated devices for rapid mitigation.

Does FortiSandbox fit my security infrastructure?

FortiSandbox form-factors range from a managed solution, appliance, VM, and public cloud that would meet a range of requirements from SMB to large enterprise to cloud-first organizations. 

How effective is FortiSandbox against advanced threats?

FortiSandbox has garnered Recommendations from NSS Labs Breach Detection TestBreach Prevention Test, and ICSA Advanced Threat Defense.

How fast can FortiSandbox be up and running?

Users can use Fortisandbox on day one by leveraging default VMs with pre-built OS and application license. Optionally, users can build a custom VM to replicate their standard end-user profile.

How do I test drive FortiSandbox?

A self-driven FortiSandbox demo can be found here. You may also request a threat assessment (with FortiSandbox) or request a live FortiSandbox demo by contacting us here.