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Product Line: Fortinet FG-501E
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,344.00
Original price
$0.00 - $2,344.00
Current price $2,344.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The FG-501E Fortinet features a 1 RU form factor with dimensions of 1.75 inches (44.45 mm) in height, 17.0 inches (432 mm) in width, and 15.0 inches (380 mm) in length. It supports a power supply range of 100–240V AC, 60–50 Hz, with an average power consumption of 105 W and a maximum of 200 W. Connectivity options include 2 10 GE SFP+ slots, 8 GE SFP slots, 8 GE RJ45 Interfaces, and local storage is provided by 2x 240 GB SSD.

Key Feature for the FG-501E

  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The device has a 1 RU form factor.
  • How many GE SFP+ slots are available?
    There are 2 10 GE SFP+ slots.
  • What is the maximum power consumption?
    The maximum power consumption is 200 W.
  • Detail the device's operating temperature range.
    The operating temperature ranges from 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C).
  • What type of power supply does the device use?
    It uses an AC Power Supply, supporting 100–240V AC, 50–60 Hz.
  • How many USB ports does the device include?
    The device includes 2 USB ports.
  • What is the noise level of the device?
    The noise level is 43 dBA.
  • Can you list the storage options available on the device?
    It has 2x 240 GB SSD for local storage.
  • What are the device's dimensions?
    Height: 1.75 inches (44.45 mm), Width: 17.0 inches (432 mm), Length: 15.0 inches (380 mm).
  • What is included in terms of transceivers?
    Included are 2x SFP (SX 1 GE) transceivers.

Product Review

The Fortinet FG-501E offers a compact form factor at 1 RU, suitable for efficient space utilization in data centers. With its diverse connectivity options, including 10 GE SFP+ and GE SFP slots, it supports high-speed network architectures while providing ample local storage with 2x 240 GB SSDs. However, the device's maximum power consumption of 200W and noise level of 43 dBA may be considerations for environments aiming for energy efficiency and low acoustic footprints.


The Fortinet FG-501E is a high-performance network security appliance designed to meet the demands of mid-sized to large enterprises. It integrates into the Fortinet Security Fabric, providing advanced protection against cyber threats. This device is engineered with precision to ensure reliability and high availability for critical network infrastructure. The compact size, with dimensions of 1.75 inches in height, 17.0 inches in width, and 15.0 inches in length, allows for efficient rack space utilization in a 1 RU form factor. Power efficiency is a key aspect of the FG-501E, with an average power consumption of 105 W and a maximum of 200 W. It operates within a current maximum of 6A and a heat dissipation capacity of 613 BTU/h, ensuring optimal performance without excessive energy use. The system is designed to operate within a wide temperature range, from a minimum operating temperature of 32°F (0°C) to a maximum of 104°F (40°C), and can be stored from -31°F (-35°C) up to 158°F (70°C). Humidity tolerance is rated at 10–90% non-condensing, making it versatile for various environmental conditions. Noise levels are maintained at 43 dBA, offering a relatively quiet operation for noise-sensitive environments. Connectivity options are ample, with the FG-501E featuring: - 2 10 GE SFP+ slots - 8 GE SFP slots - 8 GE RJ45 interfaces - 2 GE RJ45 management ports - 2 USB ports - 1 RJ45 console port This selection provides flexibility in network design, allowing for a wide range of connections to various network segments and devices. Additionally, the appliance comes equipped with 2x 240 GB SSD for local storage, enhancing the speed and reliability of internal data processing and logging. It also includes 2x SFP (SX 1 GE) transceivers to facilitate immediate deployment in fiber-optic networks. Performance metrics highlight the device's capability to handle substantial network traffic without compromising security or speed. IPv4 firewall throughput is impressive, reaching up to 36 Gbps for larger packets (1518 byte, UDP) and maintaining this rate down to smaller packet sizes (512 byte, UDP), with a slight decrease to 22 Gbps for the smallest packets (64 byte, UDP). This ensures that even under heavy load, the FG-501E can efficiently manage network traffic. Firewall latency is minimal, recorded at 2 μs for 64-byte UDP packets, indicating the device's ability to process and forward traffic with negligible delay. In summary, the Fortinet FG-501E stands out as a powerful and reliable network security appliance. Its robust hardware specifications, including a comprehensive set of connectivity options, efficient power usage, and strong performance metrics, make it an excellent choice for organizations looking to secure their networks without compromising on speed or reliability.


Part Number Fortinet FG-501E
Manufacturer Fortinet
Height 1.75 inches (44.45 mm)
Width 17.0 inches (432 mm)
Depth 15.0 inches (380 mm)
Enclosure Type 1 Rack Unit
Electrical Input 100–240V AC, 50–60 Hz
Average Power Draw 105 W
Peak Power Consumption 200 W
Maximum Current 6A
Thermal Output 613 BTU/h
Operating Temperature Range 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range -31°F to 158°F (-35°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity Range 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Acoustic Noise Level 43 dBA
10G SFP+ Ports 2
1G SFP Ports 8
1G RJ45 Ports 8
Management RJ45 Ports 2
USB Interfaces 2
Serial Console Port 1
Internal Storage Capacity 2x 240 GB SSD
Supplied Transceivers 2x SFP (SX 1 GE)
IPv4 Network Throughput 36 / 36 / 22 Gbps (for 1518 / 512 / 64 byte packets, UDP)
Network Latency (UDP, 64 byte packets) 2 microseconds

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