Data Center and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) – Virtual Appliances

FortiGate virtual appliances provide next-generation firewall security and threat protection equivalent to FortiGate hardware appliances. Virtual appliances help reduce the data center’s footprint and increase IT agility for faster deployments in both on-premise data centers and off-premise cloud environments.

Through network virtualization in a VMware software-defined data center environment, FortiGate virtual appliances can be centrally managed and orchestrated to add advanced security functionality.

In a software-defined networking environment, like Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, all traffic can be routed on-demand through FortiGate virtual and hardware appliances for advanced security inspection.

FortiGate offers the industry’s broadest virtualization and cloud platform support including:


  • Software form factor delivers on-demand security agility
  • Flexible licensing and packaging eases heterogeneous datacenter deployment and cloud migration
  • Centralized management operationalizes consistent security policy updates
  • Rich set of RESTful and JSON APIs seamlessly bridges the end- to- end ecosystem integration




FortiGate-VM mitigates blind spots by implementing critical security controls.Its software form factor delivers on-demand agility required for cloud environments. Fortinet has the broadest virtual machine portfolio across leading hypervisors and cloud platforms. FortiGate-VM features all security / networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances, plus security intelligence from FortiOS.


Product Datasheets


Product Name Firewall Throughput 1518 Bytes Firewall Throughput 512 Bytes Firewall Max Concurrent Session Firewall New Sessions per second IPS Throughput IPSec Throughput 512 Byte Packet Total Network Interfaces Total Storage Capacity
FortiGate-VM00 500 Mbps 500 Mbps 500 K 10 K 400 Mbps 100 Mbps 10 x virtual nics (Up to) 2 TB
FortiGate-VM08 4.0 Gbps* 4.0 Gbps* 8.0 M 100 K 1.0 Gbps 200 Mbps 10 x virtual nics
FortiGate-VM04 2.0 Gbps 2.0 Gbps 3.5 M 75 K 800 Mbps 175 Mbps 10 x virtual nics
FortiGate-VM02 1.6 Gbps 1.6 Gbps 2.5 M 25 K 600 Mbps 150 Mbps 10 x virtual nics
FortiGate-VM01 1.0 Gbps 1.0 Gbps 1.0 M 20 K 600 Mbps 125 Mbps 10 x virtual nics (Up to) 2 TB



FortiGate-VMX is a platform-centric security solution, with the latest VMware NSX API integration to provide complete visibility and network security inspection for East-West inter-VM traffic across security clusters. Within a dynamic network virtualization infrastructure, its management, control and data planes work in lockstep to deliver the best platform interoperability for VMware SDDC.



Product Datasheets