FortiGate 3500F Series

FortiGate 3500F Series

J&M Eastern Group is a Fortigate supplier in Malaysia that specialises in Fortigate Solutions. As a Fortinet partner and reseller in Malaysia, we carry a wide range of Fortinet products to meet your requirements and quickly respond to the demands of your business.

Effective network security is the key to achieving secure digital acceleration. FortiGate NGFWs converge networking and security to protect hybrid and hyperscale data centers. They help organizations achieve a zero-trust strategy and deliver a strong security posture. One FortiGate can be shared across network and security teams for better control and compliance.

FortiGate high-end NGFWs are driven by our seventh-generation network processor (NP7) and ninth-generation content processor (CP9). These powerful, purpose-built Security Processing Units (SPUs) deliver unparalleled performance that is essential for digital acceleration. With one operating system (FortiOS) across the Security Fabric, you get:

  • Visibility and control into users and applications with integrated ZTNA enforcement
  • Protection from known and zero-day threats with top-rated FortiGuard Services
  • Prevention of unknown threats with inline sandboxing
  • Hyperscale to meet escalating business demands

FortiGate® 3500F Series

The FortiGate 3500F series delivers high performance next generation firewall (NGFW) capabilities for large enterprises and service providers. With multiple high-speed interfaces, high-port density, and high-throughput, ideal deployments are at the enterprise edge, hybrid data center core, and across internal segments. Leverage industry-leading IPS, SSL inspection, and advanced threat protection to optimize your network’s performance. Fortinet’s Security-Driven Networking approach provides tight network integration to the new security generation.


  • Identifies thousands of applications inside network traffic for deep inspection and granular policy enforcement
  • Protects against malware, exploits, and malicious websites in both encrypted and non-encrypted traffic
  • Prevent and detect against known and unknown attacks using continuous threat intelligence from AI-powered FortiGuard Labs security services


  • Delivers industry’s best threat protection performance and ultra-low latency using purpose-built security processor (SPU) technology
  • Provides industry-leading performance and protection for SSL encrypted traffic


  • Independently tested and validated for best-in-class security effectiveness and performance
  • Received unparalleled third-party certifications from NSS Labs


  • Delivers advanced networking capabilities that seamlessly integrate with advanced layer 7 security and virtual domains (VDOMs) to offer extensive deployment flexibility, multi-tenancy and effective utilization of resources
  • Delivers high-density, flexible combination of various high-speed interfaces to enable best TCO for customers for data center and WAN deployments


  • Includes a management console that is effective, simple to use, and provides comprehensive network automation and visibility
  • Provides Zero Touch Integration with Fortinet’s Security Fabric’s Single Pane of Glass Management
  • Predefined compliance checklist analyzes the deployment and highlights best practices to improve overall security posture

Security Fabric

  • Enables Fortinet and Fabric-ready partners’ products to provide broader visibility, integrated end-to-end detection, threat intelligence sharing, and automated remediation
Firewall*IPS*NGFW*Threat Protection*Interfaces
595 Gbps72 Gbps65 Gbps63 GbpsMultiple GE RJ45, 25 GE SFP28 / 10 GE SFP+ / GE SFP and 100 GE QSFP28 / 40 GE QSFP+ slots

* Refer to specification table for details


Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)

  • Reduce the complexity and maximize your ROI by integrating threat protection security capabilities into a single high-performance network security appliance, powered by Fortinet’s Security Processing Unit (SPU)
  • Full visibility into users, devices, and applications across the entire attack surface, and consistent security policy enforcement irrespective of asset location
  • Protect against network exploitable vulnerabilities with industry-validated IPS that offers low latency and optimized network performance
  • Automatically block threats on decrypted traffic using the industry’s highest SSL inspection performance, including the latest TLS 1.3 standard with mandated ciphers
  • Proactively block newly discovered sophisticated attacks in real-time with AI-powered FortiGuard Labs and advanced threat protection services included in the Fortinet Security Fabric


  • Segmentation that adapts to any network topology, delivering end-to-end security from the branch level to data centers and extending to multiple clouds
  • Reduce security risks by improving network visibility from the components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which adapt access permissions to current levels of trust and enforce access control effectively and efficiently
  • Delivers defense in depth security powered by high-performance L7 inspection and remediation by Fortinet’s SPU, while delivering third party validated TCO of per protected Mbps
  • Protects critical business applications and helps implement any compliance requirements without network redesigns

Secure Web Gateway

  • Secure web access from both internal and external risks, even for encrypted traffic at high performance
  • Enhanced user experience with dynamic web and video caching
  • Block and control web access based on user or user groups across URLs and domains
  • Prevent data loss and discover user activity to known and unknown cloud  applications
  • Block DNS requests against malicious domains
  • Multi-layered advanced protection against zero-day malware threats delivered over the web


  • Purpose-built security processors delivering industry validated IPS performance with high throughput and low latency
  • Deploy virtual patches at the network level to protect against network exploitable vulnerabilities and optimize network protection time
  • Deep packet inspection at wire speeds offers unparalleled threat visibility into network traffic including traffic encrypted with the latest TLS 1.3
  • Proactively block newly discovered sophisticated attacks in real-time with advanced threat protection provided by the intelligence services of the Fortinet Security Fabric

Mobile Security for 4G, 5G, and IOT

  • SPU accelerated, high performance CGNAT and IPv6 migration option including: NAT44, NAT444, NAT64/DNS64, NAT46 for 4G Gi/sGi and 5G N6 connectivity and security
  • RAN Access Security with highly scalable and best performing IPsec aggregation and control security gateway (SecGW)
  • User plane security enabled by full Threat Protection and visibility into GTP-U inspection
  • 4G and 5G security for user and data plane traffic including SCTP, GTP-U, and SIP that provides protection against attacks
  • High-speed interfaces to enable deployment flexibility

Data Center Deployment (IPS/NGFW, Intent-based Segmentation)


FortiGate 3500F and 3501F

12x 10GE/ GE RJ45 Management Ports
22x 25GE SFP28/ 10GE SFP+ HA Slots
330x 25GE SFP28/ 10GE SFP+/ GE SFP Slots
46x 100GE QSFP28/ 40GE QSFP+ Slots

Hyperscale Firewall License

Empower organizations by unlocking further performance boosts with this perpetual license. The Hyperscale Firewall License will enable the hardware acceleration of CGNAT features by utilizing the latest SPU NP7. These features include hardware session setup, firewall session logging, and NAT.

Powered by SPU

  • Fortinet’s custom SPU processors deliver the power you need to detect malicious content at multi-Gigabit speeds
  • Other security technologies cannot protect against today’s wide range of content- and connection-based threats because they rely on general-purpose
    CPUs, causing a dangerous performance gap
  • SPU processors provide the performance needed to block emerging threats, meet rigorous third-party certifications, and ensure that your network security solution does not become a network bottleneck

Network Processor

Fortinet’s new, breakthrough SPU NP6 network processor works inline with FortiOS functions delivering:

  • Superior firewall performance for IPv4/IPv6, SCTP and multicast traffic with ultra-low latency
  • VPN, CAPWAP, and IP tunnel acceleration
  • Anomaly-based intrusion prevention, checksum offload, and packet defragmentation
  • Traffic shaping and priority queuing

Content Processor

Fortinet’s ninth generation custom SPU CP9 content processor works outside of the direct flow of traffic and accelerates the inspection.

High-Speed Connectivity

The FortiGate 3500F Series features a dedicated module that hardens physical networking appliances by generating, storing, and authenticating cryptographic keys. Hardware-based security mechanisms protect against malicious software and phishing attacks.


Security Fabric

The industry’s highest-performing cybersecurity platform, powered by FortiOS, with a rich ecosystem designed to span the extended digital attack surface, delivering fully automated, self-healing network security.

  • Broad: Coordinated detection and enforcement across the entire digital attack surface and lifecycle with converged networking and security across edges, clouds, endpoints and users
  • Integrated: Integrated and unified security, operation, and performance across different technologies, location, deployment options, and the richest Ecosystem
  • Automated: Context aware, self-healing network & security posture leveraging cloud-scale and advanced AI to automatically deliver near-real-time, user-to-application coordinated protection across the Fabric

The Fabric empowers organizations of any size to secure and simplify their hybrid infrastructure on the journey to digital innovation.

FortiOS™ Operating System

FortiOS, Fortinet’s leading operating system enable the convergence of high performing networking and security across the Fortinet Security Fabric delivering consistent and context-aware security posture across network endpoints, and clouds. The organically built best of breed capabilities and unified approach allows organizations to run their businesses without compromising performance or protection, supports seamless scalability, and simplifies innovation consumption.

The release of FortiOS 7* dramatically expands the Fortinet Security Fabric’s ability to deliver consistent security across hybrid deployment models consisting on appliances, software and As-a-Service with SASE, ZTNA, and other emerging cybersecurity solutions.

* FortiOS 7 is not supported on FGR-30D and FGR-35D.


FortiGuard™ Security Services

FortiGuard Labs offers real-time intelligence on the threat landscape, delivering comprehensive security updates across the full range of Fortinet’s solutions. Comprised of security threat researchers, engineers, and forensic specialists, the team collaborates with the world’s leading threat monitoring organizations and other network and security vendors, as well as law enforcement agencies.

FortiCare™ Services

Fortinet is dedicated to helping our customers succeed, and every year FortiCare services help thousands of organizations get the most from their Fortinet security Fabric solution. We have more than 1,000 experts to help accelerate technology implementation, provide reliable assistance through advanced support, and offer proactive care to maximize security and performance of Fortinet deployments.


Interfaces and Modules
Hardware Accelerated 100 GE QSFP28 / 40 GE QSFP+ Slots6
Hardware Accelerated 25 GE SFP28 / 10 GE SFP+ / GE SFP Slots32
10GE/ GE RJ45 Management Ports2
USB Ports (Client / Server)1 / 1
Console Port1
Onboard Storage-2x 2 TB SSD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)Yes
Included Transceivers2x SFP+ (SR 10 GE)
System Performance — Enterprise Traffic Mix
IPS Throughput 272 Gbps
NGFW Throughput 2, 465 Gbps
Threat Protection Throughput 2, 563 Gbps
System Performance and Capacity
IPv4 Firewall Throughput (1518 / 512 / 64 byte, UDP)595 / 590 / 420 Gbps
IPv6 Firewall Throughput (1518 / 512 / 64 byte, UDP)595 / 590 / 420 Gbps
Firewall Latency (64 byte, UDP)2.98 μs
Firewall Throughput (Packet per Second)630 Mpps
Concurrent Sessions (TCP)140 Million / 348 Million*
New Sessions/Second (TCP)1 Million / 5 Million*
Firewall Policies200 000
IPsec VPN Throughput (512 byte) 1165 Gbps
Gateway-to-Gateway IPsec VPN Tunnels40 000
Client-to-Gateway IPsec VPN Tunnels200 000
SSL-VPN Throughput16 Gbps
Concurrent SSL-VPN Users (Recommended Maximum, Tunnel Mode)30 000
SSL Inspection Throughput (IPS, avg. HTTPS) 363 Gbps
SSL Inspection CPS (IPS, avg. HTTPS) 360 000
SSL Inspection Concurrent Session (IPS, avg. HTTPS) 315 Million
Application Control Throughput (HTTP 64K) 2135 Gbps
CAPWAP Throughput (HTTP 64K)65 Gbps
Virtual Domains (Default / Maximum)10 / 500
Maximum Number of FortiSwitches Supported300
Maximum Number of FortiAPs (Total / Tunnel)4096 / 2048
Maximum Number of FortiTokens20 000
High Availability ConfigurationsActive-Active, Active-Passive, Clustering
Dimensions and Power
Height x Width x Length (inches)3.5 x 17.4 x 21.9
Height x Width x Length (mm)89 x 443 x 556
Weight43.8 lbs (19.9 kg)45.3 lbs (20.6 kg)
Form Factor (supports EIA/ non-EIA standards)Rack Mount, 2 RU
AC Power Supply100–240V AC, 50/60 Hz
AC Current (Maximum)12A@120V, 9A@240V
Power Consumption (Average / Maximum)760 W / 1174 W765 W / 1181 W
Heat Dissipation4006 BTU/h4030 BTU/h
Redundant Power SuppliesYes, Hot Swappable
Operating Environment and Certifications
Operating Temperature32–104°F (0–40°C)
Storage Temperature-31–158°F (-35–70°C)
Humidity20–90% non-condensing
Noise Level53.5 dBA
Forced AirflowFront to Back
Operating AltitudeUp to 7400 ft (2250 m)
ComplianceFCC Part 15 Class A, RCM, VCCI, CE, UL/cUL, CB
CertificationsICSA Labs: Firewall, IPsec, IPS, Antivirus, SSL-VPN, USGv6/IPv6

*Requires Hyperscale Firewall License

Note: All performance values are “up to” and vary depending on system configuration.

  1. IPsec VPN performance test uses AES256-SHA256.
  2. IPS (Enterprise Mix), Application Control, NGFW and Threat Protection are measured with Logging enabled.
  3. SSL Inspection performance values use an average of HTTPS sessions of different cipher suites.
  4. NGFW performance is measured with Firewall, IPS and Application Control enabled.
  5. Threat Protection performance is measured with Firewall, IPS, Application Control and Malware Protection enabled.


FortiGate 3500FFG-3500F6x 100GE/ 40GE QSFP28 slots and 32x 25GE/ 10GE SFP28 slots, 2x 10GE RJ45 Management Ports, SPU NP7 and CP9 hardware accelerated, and 2 AC power supplies.
FortiGate 3501FFG-3501F6x 100GE/ 40GE QSFP28 slots and 32x 25GE/ 10GE SFP28 slots, 2x 10GE RJ45 Management Ports, SPU NP7 and CP9 hardware accelerated, 4 TB SSD onboard storage, and 2 AC power supplies.
Optional Accessories
Rack Mount Sliding RailsSP-FG3040B-RAILRack mount sliding rails for FG-1000C/-DC, FG-1200D, FG-1500D/DC, FG-3040B/-DC, FG-3140B/-DC, FG-3240C/-DC, FG-3000D/-DC, FG-3100D/-DC, FG-3200D/-DC, FG-3400/3401E, FG3600/3601E, FG-3700D/-DC, FG-3700DX, FG-3810D/-DC and FG-3950B/-DC.
AC Power SupplySP-FG3800D-PSAC power supply for FG-2200/2201E, FG-3300/3301E, FG-3400/3401E, FG-3500/3001F, FG3600/3601E, FG-3700D, FG-3700D-NEBS, FG-3700DX, FG-3810D and FG-3815D.
1 GE SFP LX Transceiver ModuleFN-TRAN-LX1 GE SFP LX transceiver module for all systems with SFP and SFP/SFP+ slots
1 GE SFP RJ45 Transceiver ModuleFN-TRAN-GC1 GE SFP RJ45 transceiver module for all systems with SFP and SFP/SFP+ slots
1 GE SFP SX Transceiver ModuleFN-TRAN-SX1 GE SFP SX transceiver module for all systems with SFP and SFP/SFP+ slots
10 GE SFP+ RJ45 Transceiver ModuleFN-TRAN-SFP+GC10 GE SFP+ RJ45 transceiver module for systems with SFP+ slots.
10 GE SFP+ Transceiver Module, Short RangeFN-TRAN-SFP+SR10 GE SFP+ transceiver module, short range for all systems with SFP+ and SFP/SFP+ slots.
10 GE SFP+ Transceiver Module, Long RangeFN-TRAN-SFP+LR10 GE SFP+ transceiver module, long range for all systems with SFP+ and SFP/SFP+ slots.
10 GE SFP+ Transceiver Module, Extended RangeFN-TRAN-SFP+ER10 GE SFP+ transceiver module, extended range for all systems with SFP+ and SFP/SFP+ slots.
10 GE SFP+ Active Direct Attach Cable, 10m / 32.8 ftSP-CABLE-ADASFP+10 GE SFP+ active direct attach cable, 10m / 32.8 ft for all systems with SFP+ and SFP/SFP+ slots.
25 GE SFP28 Transceiver Module, Short RangeFN-TRAN-SFP28-SR25 GE SFP28 transceiver module, short range for all systems with SFP28 slots.
25 GE SFP28 Transceiver Module, Long RangeFG-TRAN-SFP28-LR25 GE SFP28 transceiver module, long range for all systems with SFP28 slots.
40 GE QSFP+ Transceiver Module, Short RangeFN-TRAN-QSFP+SR40 GE QSFP+ transceiver module, short range for all systems with QSFP+ slots.
40 GE QSFP+ Transceiver Module, Short Range BiDiFG-TRAN-QSFP+SR-BIDI40 GE QSFP+ transceiver module, short range BiDi for all systems with QSFP+ slots.
40 GE QSFP+ Transceiver Module, Long RangeFN-TRAN-QSFP+LR40 GE QSFP+ transceiver module, long range for all systems with QSFP+ slots.
100 GE QSFP28 Transceivers, Short RangeFN-TRAN-QSFP28-SR100 GE QSFP28 transceivers, 4 channel parallel fiber, short range for all systems with QSFP28 slots.
100 GE QSFP28 Transceivers, Long RangeFN-TRAN-QSFP28-LR100 GE QSFP28 transceivers, 4 channel parallel fiber, long range for all systems with QSFP28 slots
100 GE QSFP28 Transceivers, CWDM4FN-TRAN-QSFP28-CWDM4100 GE QSFP28 transceivers, LC connectors, 2KM for all systems with QSFP28 slots.


FortiGuard Bundles

FortiGuard Labs delivers a number of security intelligence services to augment the FortiGate firewall platform. You can easily optimize the protection capabilities of your FortiGate with one of these FortiGuard Bundles.

FortiGuard BundlesEnterprise ProtectionUnified Threat ProtectionAdvanced Threat Protection




FortiGuard App Control Service
FortiGuard IPS Service
FortiGuard Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) — Antivirus, Mobile Malware, Botnet, CDR, Virus Outbreak Protection and FortiSandbox Cloud Service
FortiGuard Web and Video1 Filtering Service
FortiGuard Antispam Service
FortiGuard Security Rating Service
FortiGuard IoT Detection Service
FortiGuard Industrial Security Service
FortiConverter Service

1. Available when running FortiOS 7.0

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