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Product Line: Fortinet FG-500E
Product Type: Firewall
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Product Description

The FG-500E Fortinet features a 1 RU rack-mount form factor with dimensions of 1.75" (H) x 17.0" (W) x 15.0" (L) and a weight of 16.1 lbs (7.3 kg). It is designed for efficient power usage with an average consumption of 95 W and a maximum of 193 W, supporting a power input range of 100–240V, 50–60Hz, and a maximum current of 6A. Connectivity options include 2 10 GE SFP+ slots, 8 GE RJ45 Interfaces, 8 GE SFP slots, and 2 GE RJ45 Management Ports, along with 2 USB Ports and 2 included SFP (SX 1 GE) transceivers.

Key Feature for the FG-500E

  • Q: What are the dimensions of the device in inches?
  • A: The device measures 1.75 inches in height, 17.0 inches in width, and 15.0 inches in length.
  • Q: How many GE SFP+ slots does it have?
  • A: It has 2 GE SFP+ slots.
  • Q: What is the form factor of this device?
  • A: The device supports a rack mount form factor, 1 RU, and adheres to both EIA and non-EIA standards.
  • Q: What are the power consumption values?
  • A: Average power consumption is 95 W, with a maximum of 193 W.
  • Q: What is the heat dissipation rate?
  • A: The device dissipates heat at a rate of 613 BTU/h.
  • Q: What are the operating and storage temperature ranges?
  • A: Operating temperature ranges from 32°F to 104°F, while storage temperature ranges from -31°F to 158°F.
  • Q: How many GE RJ45 interfaces are available?
  • A: There are 8 GE RJ45 interfaces.
  • Q: Describe the device's noise level and airflow direction.
  • A: The noise level is 43 dBA with forced airflow from the side and front to back.
  • Q: What is the device's maximum operating altitude?
  • A: The maximum operating altitude is 7,400 feet (2,250 meters).
  • Q: How does the device handle humidity?
  • A: It is designed to operate in environments with 10–90% non-condensing humidity.

Product Review

The Fortinet FG-500E offers a compact form factor at 1 RU, making it suitable for space-constrained environments, yet it supports a significant number of interfaces including 2 10 GE SFP+ slots, 8 GE SFP slots, and 8 GE RJ45 interfaces, enhancing connectivity options. However, its power consumption peaks at 193 W, which may impact operational costs in high-demand scenarios, and the noise level of 43 dBA could be a concern in quieter office settings. Additionally, the device's operational temperature range and forced airflow system from side to front ensure reliable performance in various environmental conditions.


The Fortinet FG-500E is a high-performance network security appliance designed to meet the rigorous demands of mid-sized to large enterprises and data centers. This device features a compact form factor, making it ideal for rack-mount installations in space-constrained environments. It measures 1.75 inches in height, 17.0 inches in width, and 15.0 inches in length, with a weight of 16.1 lbs (7.3 kg). Its dimensions in millimeters are 44.45 x 432 x 380, emphasizing its sleek design suitable for a standard 1 RU space in a rack setup. In terms of power specifications, the FG-500E has an average power consumption of 95 W and can reach up to 193 W at maximum load. It operates within a power input range of 100–240V and a frequency of 50–60Hz. The maximum current draw is listed at 6A. Despite its power, the device manages heat efficiently with a dissipation rate of 613 BTU/h. Its operational efficiency is maintained within a wide temperature range, from a minimum operating temperature of 32°F (0°C) to a maximum of 104°F (40°C), and storage temperatures ranging from -31°F (-35°C) to 158°F (70°C). Humidity tolerance is high, functioning optimally in environments with 10–90% non-condensing humidity levels. The FG-500E is designed to operate quietly with a noise level of 43 dBA, making it suitable for office environments where noise minimization is essential. It supports forced airflow from the side and front to back, ensuring the device remains cool during extended operations. The appliance is capable of operating at altitudes up to 7,400 ft (2,250 m), offering flexibility for deployments in various geographic locations. Connectivity options on the FG-500E are extensive, providing a variety of interfaces to meet diverse network requirements: - 10 GE SFP+ Slots: 2 - GE RJ45 Interfaces: 8 - GE SFP Slots: 8 - GE RJ45 Management Ports: 2 - USB Ports: 2 Additionally, the appliance comes with 2 included transceivers (SFP SX 1 GE), facilitating immediate deployment in environments requiring fiber connectivity. This inclusion underscores the device's readiness for high-speed network configurations. The Fortinet FG-500E stands out for its comprehensive feature set tailored to organizations looking for reliable, high-capacity network security solutions. Its design considerations, from power efficiency and thermal management to connectivity and form factor, align with the needs of modern network infrastructures, making it a versatile choice for securing enterprise networks.


Item Number and Creator Fortinet FG-500E
Dimensions Height (in) 1.75
Dimensions Width (in) 17.0
Dimensions Length (in) 15.0
Dimensions HxWxL (mm) 44.45 x 432 x 380
Mass 16.1 lbs (7.3 kg)
Installation Type Rack Mountable, 1 RU
Average Power Use 95 W
Peak Power Use 193 W
Electrical Input 100–240V AC, 50–60Hz
Max Current Draw 6A
Thermal Output 613 BTU/h
Lowest Operating Temperature 32°F (0°C)
Highest Operating Temperature 104°F (40°C)
Lowest Storage Temperature -31°F (-35°C)
Highest Storage Temperature 158°F (70°C)
Operating Humidity Range 10–90% non-condensing
Acoustic Output 43 dBA
Cooling Mechanism Side to Front Air Circulation
Maximum Elevation for Operation 7,400 ft (2,250 m)
High-Speed 10G SFP+ Ports 2
1G Ethernet Ports 8
1G SFP Slots 8
Management Ethernet Ports 2
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports 2
Transceivers Provided 2x SFP (SX 1 GE)

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