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.


Anonymous said...

the SDHC card is a great new option
the USB and fortiexplorer is very usefull when you don't have COM port on a laptop
1Gbps interfaces on switch port is also very interesting

Anonymous said...

I changed my FWF50B out for an FWF-60C and agree the Software is holding the unit back. I understand from a 'source in the know' that some testing of SDHC cards has reveled Transcend and ATC as being the better performing brands (60C is shipped with 4GB Transcend or ATC card). I have a 32GB Transcend and to be honest, the WebCaching algorithms need ALOT of work! Im holding out for 4.2 branch support!

phil said...

Release of 4.2.2 for 60C again postponed to 18. October.... ;(

Anonymous said...

Have you heard anything on the updated firmware for the FG60C?

Sebastian said...

4.2.2 for FG/FWF 60C just got posted.