Re: Advice about Fortigate 50 needed
From: r0b0 (r0b0.wegmetdit_at_pandora.be)
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 11:52:08 GMT
"Colin C" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> New to the groupso please forgive me if this has been covered before.
> We were sold a Fortigate 50 firewall by our ISP for a 15 user network, we
> are using between 3 and four VPN (pptp) connections for remote users and
> have now started using webmail access to our internal server.
> We seem to be getting more problems with VPN authentication and hangs
> webmail sessions now so I sarted loking at uprades.
> There are a number of software upgrades for the Fortigate but all of them
> seem to come with dire warnings about using them with greater than 5
> Should I upgrade the software any way of uprade (replace) the whole unit.
> Any words of wisdom gratefully accepted
A word of advice from a reseller that has sold over 100 FG50's : for you
setup you need at least a FG60 or even better a FG100.
Ask your ISP to take back the FG50 and replace it by one of the above. Or
use the FG50 at one of your teleworkers home (your boss or yourself ;-)
The latest supported FortiOS for the 50 is 2.36 (mainly because the lack of
memory to run all features of 2.50 - that's why there is now a FG50A with
more memory installed).
Fortigates are great value for money Firewalls (+ all the other stuff they
do) but you should size 'em correctly.