FortiSwitch-5000 Series Blades


FortiGate-5000 series networking blades such as the FortiSwitch-5003B to distribute your high-speed network traffic to multiple FortiGate security blades, enabling wire-speed firewall performance at 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE), GbE, and 10/100 link speeds. Traffic routing and load-balancing services accelerate and optimize security functions, while allowing network protection to scale effortlessly with your growth plans. Add FortiGate-5000 series security, networking, management and messaging security blades to your chassis to customize security for your unique environment.

FortiSwitch-5000 Series Blades Features & Benefits

  • Up to 300 Gbps of full duplex switching capacity for optimal traffic routing and load-balancing between FortiGate security blades
  • 10-GbE fabric and 1-GbE base backplane channel layer-2 switching in a dual star architecture
  • FortiSwitch blades distribute network traffic within a single chassis or between multiple chassis
  • Fabric channels support 802.3ad static mode layer-2 link aggregation, 802.1q VLANs, and 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) for redundant switch configurations
  • ATCA-compliant architecture delivers carrier-grade performance, reliability, availability and serviceability
  • FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer integration provides central command with rich analytics and reporting to help managers keep on top of evolving security needs

Solution Guides

Product Specs

Product Name FortiSwitch-5003B FortiSwitch-5003A FortiSwitch-5203B
Product Family FortiSwitch5000 FortiSwitch5000 FortiSwitch5000
Total Network Interfaces 8 x 10GbE SFP+ Fabric Channel ports, 2 x 10GbE SFP+ and 1 x 10/100/1000 Base Channel ports 8 x 10GbE SFP+ Fabric Channel ports, 1 x 10GbE SFP+ and 2 x 10/100/1000 Base Channel ports 8 x 10GbE SFP+ Fabric Channel ports, 2 x 10GbE SFP+ and 1 x 10/100/1000 Base Channel ports
Switching Throughput 225 Gbps 225 Gbps 300 Gbps
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