Secure Ethernet Switching

Fortinet’s Secure, Simple, Scalable Ethernet Solutions

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Secure Ethernet Switching Overview

Legacy Ethernet LANs face many challenges including exponential growth in devices and applications, increased throughput demands from wireless LANs, and complex security implementations. Rather than asking how to secure traditional Ethernet LANs, Fortinet takes a security centric approach offering Ethernet as an extension of the security infrastructure through FortiSwitch and FortiLink. FortiSwitch offers a broad portfolio of secure, simple, and scalable Ethernet switches ideal for SD-Branch and applications ranging from desktop to data center. 

 

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Introduction to Fortinet Secure Switching
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Secure Ethernet Switching Product Details

Fortinet’s Ethernet switches can be managed standalone or integrate directly into the Fortinet Security Fabric via the FortiLink protocol. FortiLink is a key supporting technology of the FortiSwitch, that enable its ports to become extensions of the FortiGate security appliance. When connected via FortiLink the security polices of the FortiSwitch can mirror the FortiGate making Firewall interfaces and Switch ports equally secure. Centralized management through the FortiGate simplifies deployment and provisioning of FortiSwitch with no touch auto-discovery, one click VLAN and security policy assignment. With an integrated access layer, the FortiGate provides consolidated visibility and reporting easing management and troubleshooting. Lastly, FortiLink enables stacking of up to 300 switches per FortiGate, depending on the model. All of these features are included and have no licensing fee.

   

Features and Benefits

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Security Fabric Integration with FortiLink

FortiGate management of FortiSwitch extends Security Fabric features to the Ethernet access layer.
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No Touch Provisioning and Management with FortiLink

Auto discovery, Global VLAN and Security Policies, Firewall interfaces and Ethernet ports equally secure.
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Highly Scalable

Broad portfolio of stackable 1, 10, and 40 GE access ports with up to 100 GE uplinks to scale from desktop to datacenter.    
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Unparalleled Visibility

Single pane of glass management of both Security and Network Access, Device detection and port visibility.
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Enable voice, data, and wireless traffic across a single network

Power network and IoT devices with POE, Auto provision using LLDP-MED.
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Virtual Stacking

FortiLink enables stacking across IDFs when managed, up to 300 switches based on FortiGate model.

Secure Ethernet Switching Models and Specifications

FortiSwitches are available in a variety of models to address needs from the access layer to the datacenter. All models can be managed and configured directly from the FortiGate.

For assistance choosing a switch, visit our Product Compare Tool.

Ports
8 GE RJ45 + 2 SFP
PoE
N/A
Ports
8 GE RJ45 + 2 SFP
PoE
4 port PoE+ with maximum 65 W
Ports
8 GE RJ45 + 2 SFP
PoE
8 port PoE+ with maximum 130 W
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP
PoE
N/A
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP
PoE
12 port PoE+ with maximum 185 W limit
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 370 W limit
Ports
48 x GE RJ45 ports, 4 x GE SFP
PoE
N/A
Ports
48 x GE RJ45 ports, 4 x GE SFP
PoE
24 ports POE with max 370W POE limit

Please see the product page for more information on these and many more product features.

Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 370 W limit
Ports
48 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP
PoE
N/A
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
N/A
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
12 port PoE+ with maximum 180 W limit
Ports
48 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 370 W limit
Ports
48 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
48 port PoE+ with maximum 740 W limit

Please see the product page for more information on these and many more product features.

Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 2x 10 GE SFP+
PoE
N/A
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 2x 10 GE SFP+
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 185 W limit
Ports
24 GE RJ45 + 2x 10 GE SFP+
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 370 W limit
Ports
48 GE RJ45 + 4x 10 GE SFP+
PoE
N/A
Ports
48 GE RJ45 + 4x 10 GE SFP+
PoE
48 port PoE+ with maximum 370 W limit
Ports
48 GE RJ45 + 4x 10 GE SFP+
PoE
48 port PoE with maximum 740 W limit
Ports
24 GE RJ45, 4x 10 GE SFP+ and 2x 40 GE QSFP+
PoE
N/A
Ports
24 GE RJ45, 4x 10 GE SFP+, 2x 40 GE QSFP+
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 400 W limit
Ports
48 GE RJ45, 4x 10 GE SFP+ and 2x 40 GE QSFP+
PoE
N/A
Ports
48 GE RJ45, 4x 10 GE SFP+ and 2x 40 GE QSFP+
PoE
48 port PoE+ with maximum 750 W limit

Please see the product page for more information on these and many more product features.

With 10 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet access ports and a high throughput backbone, FortiSwitch Data Center Switches are ideal for top-of-rack server or firewall-aggregation applications. These high-speed switches are also well suited for enterprise network core or backbone network installations.

 

Ports
24x GE/10 GE SFP/SFP+
Ports
48x GE/10 GE SFP/SFP+ slots and 4x 40 GE QSFP+
Ports
48x GE/10 GE SFP/SFP+ slots and 6x 40 GE QSFP+ or 4x 100 GE QSFP28
Ports
32x 40 GE QSFP+
Ports
32x 100 GE QSFP28

Please see the product page for more information on these and many more product features.

FortiSwitch Rugged switches deliver all of the performance and security of the trusted. FortiSwitch secure, simple, scalable Ethernet solution, but with added reinforcement that makes them ideal for deployments in challenging environments.   

Ports
8x GE RJ45 PoE+, 4x GE SFP slots
Ports
16x GE RJ45, 4x GE SFP slots, 8 shared media interfaces (GE RJ45 or GE SFP slots)

FortiSwitch Cloud centralizes the lifecycle management of stand-alone FortiSwitch Ethernet switches with a simple, intuitive, and easy to use cloud interface—accessible from anywhere.

Secure Ethernet Switching Use Cases

How do you secure and enable the edges of your network? The remote enterprise branch poses a challenge to network administrators faced with limited IT budget and staff. Fortinet’s SD-Branch solution leverages the FortiSwitch to provide secure Ethernet access that is simple to deploy and easy to scale from the smallest remote branch to a campus. Learn more here.

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