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Secure Ethernet Switches

Fortinet’s Secure, Simple, Scalable Ethernet Solutions

Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
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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 driven networking approach offering Ethernet as an extension of the security infrastructure through FortiSwitch and FortiLink. Features such as NAC are included with no additional licensing. FortiSwitch offers a broad portfolio of secure, simple, and scalable Ethernet switches ideal for Secure SD-Branch and applications ranging from desktop to data center.

Learn more about Ethernet Switching.

Fortinet LAN Edge Security | Security-Driven Networking

LAN Edge equipment from Fortinet converges networking and security into a secure, simple to manage architecture with a single focal point for management and configuration. By leveraging Security-driven networking Fortinet allows you to secure the LAN Edge without the need for costly and complex licensing schemes.

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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, our switch Product selector can be found here.

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8 GE RJ45 + 2 SFP
PoE
N/A
港口
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
港口
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP
PoE
N/A
港口
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
港口
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
港口
24 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
12 port PoE+ with maximum 180 W limit
港口
48 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
24 port PoE+ with maximum 370 W limit
港口
48 GE RJ45 + 4 SFP ports
PoE
48 port PoE+ with maximum 740 W limit
港口
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
港口
24 GE RJ45, 4x 10 GE SFP+ and 2x 40 GE QSFP+
PoE
N/A
港口
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
港口
48 GE RJ45, 4x 10 GE SFP+ and 2x 40 GE QSFP+
PoE
48 port PoE+ with maximum 750 W limit

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.

 

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

Our Customers Emphasize the Value of Secure Ethernet Switching in Gartner Peer Insights Reviews

Balancing support for business-critical applications and devices while securing them can be an overwhelming task. FortiSwitch offers a secure simple and scalable approach enabling customers to deploy Ethernet access in a secure framework through Security-driven networking. 

Read what end users say about FortiSwitch on Gartner Peer Insights

★★★★★
“Making strides to become the industry leading network AND security company.”

“We have always had success in deploying and scaling Fortinet technologies to fit our business needs. The hardware build and quality is top notch, the security features are second to none, and the company stands behind their products. We have, however, had challenges with overall stability of new OS versions at times and Fortinet has been slow to adopt and build robust cloud management suites unlike their competitors.”

Infrastructure and Operations in the Services Industry

★★★★★
“Fortinet - Four out of Fortinet”

“Our experience with Fortinet has always been great and the partners they use has equally been reflective of this relationship. Advise has always been professional and in the best interests of my organisation not necessarily what will create more revenue for the vendor and this brings a high level of trust not only in Fortinet but the people who represent them.”

Head of Operations in the Healthcare Industry    

★★★★★
“Superior hardware with offerings to fit just about any project”

“Fortinet has exceeded all of our expectations in allowing us to test various product lines before purchasing which helped us choose the right products for our environment. Fortinet makes great hardware, but sometimes the licensing for support doesn't match properly with the hardware.”

Senior Network & Server Administrator in the Education Industry    

 

 

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

 

Secure Ethernet Switching Alliance Partners

Fortinet’s Ethernet switches provide integration with many leading vendors as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric.  

Below is a list of current Product Alliance Partners:

Secure Ethernet LAN Use Cases

How do you secure and enable the edges of your network? The wired and wireless network poses a challenge to network administrators faced with limited IT budget and staff. Fortinet’s LAN Edge 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 on how the Fortinet LAN Edge provides a software-driven, artificial intelligence enabled LAN here.

 

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Campus

Local-area networks (LANs) in campus settings are dynamic and complex, making them challenging to secure and manage. By leveraging the FortiGate Next Generation Firewall as a LAN controller, IT can simplify their work load by consolidating functions into a single management interface that converges both networking and security. Learn more here.

SD-Branch

Securing the wireless at new branches can be expensive, difficult, and time consuming to deploy. The same simplicity, manageability, and security offered in our Secure SD-WAN solution leveraging the FortiGate NGFW can be carried over into wired and wireless access management to create a Secure SD-Branch. FortiSwitch, integrate directly into the FortiOS security infrastructure via our FortiLink protocol. Learn more here.

 

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.
Scalable

Virtual Stacking

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

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. These features are included and have no licensing fee. FortiSwitch can also be managed without a FortiGate and for these types of deployments at scale our FortiSwitch Manager supports up to 2500 switches utilizing a similar network design as FortiGate managed, but without security. 

Secure SD-Branch overview

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