Fortinet 3810D appliance delivers high throughput with zero packet loss

Cyber security solutions provider Fortinet, in partnership with Spirent Communications, has validated Fortinet’s FortiGate-3810D appliance designed for large enterprises, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and data center environments.

FortiGate-3810D is designed to deliver 10X performance compared to other solutions in the industry, the company claims.

The test showed that the FortiGate-3810D – which comes standard with six 100-Gigabit Ethernet ports, delivers a steady 292 Gbps Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) throughput and 317 Gbps User Datagram Protocol (UDP) throughput with zero packet loss at 512 bytes packet size.

Spirent’s test results validate the high performance and scalability delivered by the FortiGate-3810D, Fortinet said.


The appliance also achieves latency as low as 4.23 microseconds (µs) under 100% load, and tests confirmed there is no performance degradation between IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.

Further the tests also confirmed that FortiGate-3810D supports more than 100 Million concurrent sessions and a setup rate of 550,000 new connections per second.

With such results, the FortiGate-3810D proves to address the stringent throughput and connectivity requirements of today’s large enterprises and data center environments, the company said.

The UDP traffic throughput test was performed with Spirent TestCenter, which was used as a UDP traffic injector through a total of four 100 Gb Ethernet (GbE) ports.

The test was conducted with a variety of packet mix, and showed performance of 231 Million packets per second.

The latency introduced by the FortiGate-3810D was minimal at 4.23 µs for 64 bytes packets and with zero packet loss, the company said.

The TCP traffic throughput test was performed with the Spirent Avalanche, used as an Application Traffic generator through a total of six 100 GbE ports. It showed application data throughput of 292 Gbps, which is approximatively equivalent to 8 x 40 Gbps of line-rate L2 Ethernet.

As part of the full performance test, Spirent’s Avalanche also tested max setup TCP connections rate at 550,000 new connections per second, and the support for a total of 100 Million open connections.

FortiGate-3810D, the latest to join FortiGate-3000 series family, is the only 100-GbE port in its class.

The devices includes the latest FortiASIC  network processors (NP6) and content processors (CP8), which accelerate next generation firewall and VPN functions, eliminating traffic bottlenecks in such high speed environments, the company said.

Rajani Baburajan

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