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Fortinet FortiGate 40F

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The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 40F series provides a fast and secure SD-WAN solution in a compact fanless desktop form factor for enterprise branch offices and mid-sized businesses.


Protects against cyber threats with system-on-a-chip acceleration and industry-leading secure SD-WAN in a simple, affordable, and easy to deploy solution. Fortinet's Security-Driven Networking approach provides tight integration of the network to the new generation of security.


The Fortinet enterprise firewall solution delivers end-to-end network security with one platform, one network security system and unified policy management with a single pane of glass - for the excellent protection against the advanced security threats and targeted attacks.



Combines A RISC-Based CPU With Fortinet S Proprietary Security Processing Unit (SPU) Content And Network Processors For Unmatched Performance
Simplifies Appliance Design And Enables Breakthrough Performance For Smaller Networks
Supports Firewall Acceleration Across All Packet Sizes For Maximum Throughput
Delivers Accelerated UTM Content Processing For Superior Performance And Protection
Accelerates VPN Performance For High Speed, Secure Remote Access
Recommended for 1-10 User Network
Threat Protection Throughput: 600 Mbps
Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels: 250
Concurrent Sessions: 700,000
5 x GE RJ45 ports (including 4 x Internal Ports, 1 x WAN Ports)


The FortiGate 40F-3G4G includes a built-in 3G / 4G modem for additional WAN connectivity or a redundant link allows for maximum reliability.

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Fortinet Parts & Accessories

40F / 40F 3G4G

60F / 61F

80F / 81F

100F / 101F

Fortinet Fortigate 40F / 40F-3G4G
Fortinet Fortigate 60F/61F
Fortinet Fortigate 80F/81F
Fortinet Fortigate 100F/101F

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The Fortinet Entry Level Appliance range is currently made up of 4 main models.  These are ideal for small to midsize organizations looking for a small form factor, strong throughput, port rich and enterprise-grade security.  The table below highlights the main features of each model.


40F Series

60F /61F Series

80F / 81F Series

100F / 101F Series

3G / 4G Model Available

Yes on 40F-3G4G




SIM Slots

2 on 40F-3G4G




Onboard Storage


128 GB SSD on 61F

128 GB SSD on 81F

480 GB SSD on 101F

Redundant Power Option




Dual Power As Standard


NGFW Throughput

800 Mbps

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

1.6 Gbps

Threat Protection Throughput

600 Mbps

700 Mbps

900 Mbps

1 Gbps

IPSec VPN Throughput

4.4 Gbps

6.5 Gbps

6.5 Gbps

11.5 Gbps

SSL Inspection (IPS Enabled)

310 Mbps

640 Mbps

715 Mbps

1 Gbps

SSL-VPN Throughput

490 Mbps

900 Mbps

950 Mbps

1 Gbps

Application Control Throughput

990 Mbps

1.8 Gbps

1.8 Gbps

2.2 Gbps


Interfaces (10/100/1000)




18 + 4 shared with SFP

SFP Ports



2 x SFP

2 x SFP+, 8 x SFP

Virtual Domains (Default/Max)





Maximum Number of FortiAPs





Maximum Number of FortiSwitches





VPN Tunnels

IPSec Gateway to Gateway (Max)





IPSec Client to Gateway (Max)





Concurrent SSL-VPN Users (Max)





Our Serving suggestion

Internet Speed

<  155 Mbps

<  300 Mbps

<  400 Mbps

<  600 Mbps

Number of Users

< 15

< 25

< 30

< 100

Paul's Quick Tip

So here's my quick tip for selecting a Fortinet Entry Level firewall to meet your needs.  Having sold and managed literally thousands of firewalls across the world since I started in 1999, I have noticed one thing - Our browsing and data consuming habits effect a firewall's throughput.  All the tests above were preformed in labs and under controlled conditions.  

I would always recommend taking the slowest speed published - in this instance something like the SSL Inspection performance value and then dividing it by two (Fortinet perform somewhat better in our tests).   This will give you, from our experience, the worst speed you will get under the heaviest load conditions.   Make sure this speed is faster than your internet connection and you will be good to go.

Example using a Fortinet 40F
SSL Inspection Performance  speed is 310 Mbps, divide this by 2 which gives you around 155 Mbps.  This is the slowest we believe this firewall will run under the heaviest of loads.  Obviously if you want to turn some of the security services off, then you will make it run faster.

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Gio's Advice

Your firewall is nothing without a live and updating subscription.  Viruses, Malware and network threats, change almost hourly.  Purchasing a security subscription means that your firewall will always be receiving the latest threat signatures, virus protection updates and filter block lists.

The best bit is that an active security subscription also gives you free firmware updates, technical support from Fortinet and hardware warranty for the duration of the subscription.

Never view a security subscription like the warranty for a car.   It is not there just in case something goes wrong, it is actually needed to make sure nothing goes wrong.  You are only truly being protected if your firewall is auto updating and has an active subscription.


In addition to 24x7 support, the Forticare license includes full VPN capabilities, and built-in SD-WAN

Unified threat protection

Unified Threat Protection (UTP) includes all of the traditional network security services typical to a NGFW appliance: IPS, Advanced Malware Protection, Web Filtering, Application Control, Spam Blocking and Zero Day Protection (Sandboxing)

enterprise protection

Enterprise Protection includes all services offered with the UTP suite but adds in further enterprise protection layers including Security Rating, IoT Detection.  It also includes services that will help protect solutions you may have running for building management or environmental controls.


Unified Threat Protection

enterprise protection

Stateful Firewall

A stateful firewall is simply not enough anymore, but is a start.  It allows source, destination, port and protocol blocking.


A VPN enables secure, encrypted connections between networks and devices at geographically separated locations.


SD-WAN allows remote sites to connect more easily to networks, data centers, and/or multiple-clouds with lower latency, better performance, and more reliable connectivity.

Advanced Malware Protection

Advanced Malware Protection combines our award winning Antivirus service with our FortiSandbox Cloud service into one offering, providing robust core protection capabilities against today's sophisticated attacks, providing protection against known threats and unknown threats.

Intrusion Prevention Service

FortiGuard IPS, combined with the actionable threat intelligence, protects against the latest network intrusions by detecting and blocking threats before they reach network devices. Our combination of real-time threat intelligence updates and thousands of existing intrusion prevention rules delivers the industry’s best IPS protection.

Application Control

Conventional firewalls that only identify ports, protocols, and IP addresses can’t identify and control applications.  You can use application control to keep malicious, risky, and unwanted applications out of your network through control points at the perimeter, in the data center, and internally between network segments.

Web and Video Filtering Service

FortiGuard’s cloud-delivered AI-driven web filtering service provides comprehensive threat protection to address threats including ransomware, credential-theft, phishing, and other web-borne attacks. It uses AI-driven behavior analysis and correlation to block unknown malicious URL’s almost immediately, with near-zero false-negatives.

Antispam Service

FortiGuard Antispam provides a comprehensive and multi-layered approach to detect and filter spam processed by organizations. Dual-pass detection technology can dramatically reduce spam volume at the perimeter, giving you unmatched control of email attacks and infections.

Sandbox Cloud Service

FortiCloud Sandbox Service is an advanced threat detection solution that performs dynamic analysis to identify previously unknown malware. Actionable intelligence generated by FortiCloud Sandbox is fed back into preventive controls within your network—disarming the threat.

Security Rating Service

Stay on track of your Security Roadmap and Target Security Maturity level with measurable and meaningful feedback in the form of actionable Configuration Recommendations, and Key Performance/Risk Indicators

IoT Detection Service

Automatically discover and segment IoT devices based on FortiGuard intelligence, and enforce appropriate policies. Improve the capabilities of FortiGate, FortiNAC, and FortiLink NAC with this fast, cloud-hosted look-up subscription service. 

Industrial Service

The FortiGuard Industrial Security Service continuously updates signatures to identify and police most of the common ICS/OT/SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) protocols for granular visibility and control. Additional vulnerability protection is provided for applications and devices from the major ICS manufacturers. This combination provides more sophisticated application control of the traffic between zones and enables the FortiGate NGFW to detect attempted exploits of known vulnerabilities. 

Converter Service

FortiConverter Service helps you transition to the latest version of FortiOS with confidence. This service accelerates your migration process from a wide range of firewalls to a new FortiGate next-generation firewall by using proven methodologies and comprehensive validation by Fortinet security experts.


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Fortinet Fortigate 40F

The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 40F series provides a fast and secure SD-WAN solution in a compact fanless desktop form factor for enterprise branch offices and mid-sized businesses.

Protects against cyber threats with system-on-a-chip acceleration and industry-leading secure SD-WAN in a simple, affordable, and easy to deploy solution. Fortinet’s Security-Driven Networking approach provides tight integration of the network to the new generation of security.

Fortinet Fortigate 80F

FortiGate FortiWiFi 80F series provides an application-centric, scalable, and secure SD-WAN solution in a compact, fanless, desktop form factor for enterprise branch offices and mid-sized businesses with integrated WiFi-6 (802.11ax).

Protects against cyber threats with system-on-a-chip acceleration and industry-leading secure SD-WAN in a simple, affordable, and easy to deploy solution. Fortinet’s Security-Driven Networking approach provides tight integration of the network to the new generation of security.

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What happens if I don't renew my Fortinet Subscription?

For the best protection a firewall will always need an active and configured security subscription.   If this has lapsed or your are thinking about not renewing it, then the following will happen.

1 - You will loose the option to get free support from the Manufacturer

2 - You will loose all hardware warranty and if your physical unit fails, you will no longer be able to get a free replacement

3 - Any firewall polices that use subscription services will need to be updated to remove them, otherwise they will often switch in to blocking mode.

Is support included in the subscription?

Support is included as standard in the 3 main subscription offerings - Forticare, Unified Threat Protection and Enterprise Protection.   This support includes telephone and email support direct with Fortinet, Firmware Updates and Hardware Warranty.

Is hardware warranty included?

If you have a current Forticare, Unified Threat Protection or Enterprise Protection subscription then hardware replacement is included for the length of time you keep that subscription current.  Please do note that in the case of hardware failure, Fortinet will ship you a replacement from outside of Australia.   You may like to consider additional next business day hardware warranty services to supplement this, to get you back and running as quickly as possible.

What options do I have to get additional support if I get stuck?

We know that sometimes we just need that extra little bit of help and support.   The Tech Geeks have a team that are qualified to assist you and get your back on track as quickly as possible.   We offer rates from $150 + GST per hour and would be happy to quote for any work that you need help with.

Real world performance tests

The below tests have been conducted on a dedicated 1:1 uncontended 1Gb/s fibre connection