Saturday, September 18, 2010

FortiGate 60C - Initial Feedback

The FortiGate 60C is a neat little unit. Hardware-wise it has some decent specs.
At the moment the main problem is speed and software. The FG60C is currently running a branch build of FortiOS 4.0 MR1 Patch 4. Doing a straight comparison between a FWF60C and a FWF50B on a DSL connection the FWF50B wins out. Both systems were running firewall only with no protection profile.
Download speed on the 60C was 10 Mbit/s and 16 Mbit/s on the 50B (both tested on the same 18 Mbit/s link).

According to Fortinet a 4.0 MR2 Patch 2 build should be out for the 60C mid-to-late September.