Designed for smaller operations and branch offices that still need industry-leading protection, the Fortinet 50E series of smart security appliances offer a great balance between cost and performance - all in a desktop sized go-anywhere form factor. Despite the small size and low price, you still get access to top-quality protection from malicious websites, malware, exploits, and more.
You have several options in 50E security appliances, depending on your needs. All models include two Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, as well as five Gigabit Switch ports, along with a direct-access port and a USB interface. You also have the option of adding either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage, allowing it to store logs locally as well as caching websites and other data. Additionally, the FortiWiFi 50E variation adds dual-band dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n support to keep your WiFi network protected in realtime as well. With coverage of both 2.4ghz and 5ghz ranges, you are kept well-apprised of any potential WiFi threats.
The maximum throughput speeds you can expect from a Fortinet 50E are:
- Firewall: 2.5Gbps
- IPS:350 Mbps
- NGFW: 220 Mbps
- Threat Protection: 160 Mbps
Fortinet offers a smart unified interface that simultaneously keeps your security appliances updated, while giving you easy access to your entire security apparatus. The devices continuously receive updates, so that you can be protected from the latest threats at all times. However, you don't have to wait for threats to be cataloged! A dedicated onboard security processor provides live heuristic analysis, watching for threats that have not yet been documented.
The 50E is versatile, as well, and can be utilized for routing or switching, along with its potential role as WiFi security. However, all this power and flexibility does not demand much from the user! Fortinet's own FortiOS system is designed to be simple for anyone to learn, and the 50E can be fully deployed within a matter of minutes.
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