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Product Line: Fortinet 81E Series
Product Type: Router Switch
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Product Description

The FG-81E Fortinet features 12 GE RJ45 ports, 2 GE RJ45/SFP shared media pairs, and 2 GE RJ45 DMZ/HA ports for versatile connectivity, alongside 1 USB port and 1 RJ45 console port for management. It includes 1x 128 GB SSD for internal storage and operates within a temperature range of 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C), designed for desktop deployment with dimensions of 1.65 inches in height, 8.5 inches in width, and 7 inches in length. The device supports a power input of 100–240V AC, 50–60 Hz, with an average power consumption of 20 W and a maximum of 72 W, offering firewall throughput rates of 4 Gbps across different packet sizes and a firewall latency of 3 μs for 64 byte UDP packets.

FAQs for the FG-81E

  • What is the form factor of the networking device?
    The device has a desktop form factor.
  • How many GE RJ45/SFP Shared Media Pairs does the device support?
    It supports 2 GE RJ45/SFP Shared Media Pairs.
  • Can you detail the device's power requirements?
    It requires 100–240V AC, 50–60 Hz, with an average power consumption of 20W and a maximum of 72W. The maximum current is 0.7A at 100V AC and 0.3A at 240V AC.
  • What are the temperature operating limits of this device?
    The minimum operating temperature is 32°F (0°C), and the maximum is 104°F (40°C).
  • How many USB ports are available on the device?
    There is 1 USB port available.
  • What are the device's dimensions?
    Height: 1.65 inches (42mm), Width: 8.5 inches (216mm), Length: 7 inches (178mm).
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the device?
    The maximum operating altitude is up to 16,404 ft (5,000 m).
  • Describe the device's firewall throughput and latency.
    Firewall throughput is 4 Gbps for 1518 / 512 / 64 byte UDP packets with a latency of 3 μs for 64 byte UDP packets. The throughput in packets per second is 6 Mpps.
  • What type of internal storage does the device have?
    It is equipped with 1x 128 GB SSD for internal storage.
  • How does the device handle heat dissipation?
    The device dissipates heat at a rate of 245.67 BTU/h.

Product Review

The Fortinet FG-81E offers a broad range of connectivity options with 12 GE RJ45 ports, 2 GE RJ45/SFP shared media pairs, and additional DMZ/HA ports, supporting diverse network architectures. However, its internal storage is limited to a single 128 GB SSD, which may not meet the needs of environments with extensive logging or reporting requirements. Its fanless design ensures silent operation, making it suitable for quiet office environments, although its maximum operating temperature of 104°F (40°C) could be a constraint in hotter climates or densely packed IT closets.


The Fortinet FG-81E is designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses by providing comprehensive security and connectivity. This device features a mix of hardware specifications tailored for efficient performance and security management in various operational environments. At the core of its connectivity options, the FG-81E offers 2 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45/SFP Shared Media Pairs, allowing for flexible connections between fiber and copper networks. Additionally, it is equipped with 12 GE RJ45 Ports and 2 GE RJ45 DMZ/HA Ports, enabling segmented network setups for enhanced security and high availability configurations. For local management and file transfer capabilities, the device includes 1 USB Port and 1 Console Port (RJ45). Storage needs are addressed with an internal 128 GB SSD, providing ample space for logs and firmware. The FG-81E's compact design, with dimensions of 1.65 inches in height, 8.5 inches in width, and 7 inches in length, makes it suitable for desktop placement, optimizing workspace usage without compromising functionality. The device operates within a power requirement range of 100–240V AC at 50–60 Hz, with an average power consumption of 20 W and a maximum of 72 W. Despite its power, the FG-81E maintains efficiency with a maximum current draw of 0.7A at 100V AC and 0.3A at 240V AC, along with a heat dissipation rate of 245.67 BTU/h. Environmental adaptability is another key feature of the FG-81E, capable of operating in temperatures ranging from 32°F to 104°F and being stored in temperatures from -31°F to 158°F. Its humidity tolerance spans from 10–90% non-condensing, ensuring reliable performance in varying conditions. The device operates silently, thanks to its fanless design, eliminating noise with a level of 0 dBA. It can function at altitudes up to 16,404 ft, providing versatility for deployment in numerous geographic locations. Performance metrics of the FG-81E are impressive, with firewall throughput rates of 4 Gbps across 1518 / 512 / 64 byte UDP packets and firewall latency at 3 μs for 64 byte UDP packets. Its capacity to handle up to 6 million packets per second (Mpps) demonstrates its ability to manage high volumes of network traffic efficiently.
  • Firewall Throughput (1518 / 512 / 64 byte UDP packets): 4 / 4 / 4 Gbps
  • Firewall Latency (64 byte UDP Packets): 3 μs
  • Firewall Throughput (Packet per Second): 6 Mpps
Overall, the Fortinet FG-81E is engineered for businesses seeking a balance between performance, security, and connectivity, packaged within a compact and efficient device. Its comprehensive port array, internal storage, and performance capabilities make it a suitable choice for organizations looking to secure their networks without compromising on speed or reliability.


ModelFortinet FG-81E
GE RJ45/SFP Combo Ports2
GE RJ45 Interfaces12
GE RJ45 for DMZ/HA2
USB Interfaces1
Console Interface1 RJ45
Storage Capacity128 GB SSD
Vertical Size1.65 inches / 42 mm
Horizontal Width8.5 inches / 216 mm
Depth7 inches / 178 mm
Installation TypeDesktop
Input Voltage100–240V AC, 50–60 Hz
Average Power Draw20 W
Peak Power Consumption72 W
Max Electrical Current100V AC / 0.7A, 240V AC / 0.3A
Thermal Output245.67 BTU/h
Lowest Operating Temperature32°F (0°C)
Highest Operating Temperature104°F (40°C)
Minimum Storage Temperature-31°F (-35°C)
Maximum Storage Temperature158°F (70°C)
Humidity Range10–90% non-condensing
Acoustic Output0 dBA (Fanless)
Operational Altitude LimitUp to 16,404 ft (5,000 m)
Firewall Performance (1518 / 512 / 64 byte UDP)4 / 4 / 4 Gbps
Firewall Latency (64 byte UDP)3 μs
Firewall Processing Capability6 Million pps

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