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FortiBridge Bypass Appliances

FortiBridge Bypass Appliances

The FortiBridge-2000 series of appliances provides bypass functionality to FortiGate multi-threat security systems. The FortiBridge-2002 appliance provides eight 10/100/1000 interfaces and bypass functionality for two network segments. The FortiBridge-2002F provides four SFP-based GbE interfaces, four fiber (LC, 850nm) GbE interfaces, and bypass functionality for two network segments. Operating in transparent mode during normal operation, both appliances automatically bridge network traffic in the event of a system failure or power outage to ensure missioncritical network continuity.

Bypass Appliances for Network-Based Security Systems

To ensure mission-critical network continuity, FortiBridge bypass appliances automatically bridge network traffic, re-routing network traffic around inline security infrastructure in the event of a power outage or system fault. The FortiBridge-2002 appliance is designed for 10/100/1000 networks and the FortiBridge-2002F is designed for SFP-based or fiber-based (LC, 850nm) networks. Both appliances provide bypass functionality for two network segments.

Fortinet Bypass Modules Benefits

  • Fail-to-Wire bypass functionality maximizes network uptime by automatically re-routing traffic in the event of a power outage or any other type of event that would cause an inline security device to degrade the availability of the network segment.M
  • The 1-RU appliance form factor allows you to add bypass functionality to any existing inline security system, including FortiGate┬« multi-threat security systems.
  • Remote configuration and monitoring allow you to monitor and control the bypass status of network segments remotely, with the ability to view mode of operation, manually switch the appliance into bypass or normal operation mode, and configure thresholds for automatic bypass fail-to-wire.
Models FortiBridge-2002 FortiBridge-2002F
Interfaces Eight (8) 10/100/1000 Four (4) GbE SFP,
Four (4) GbE Fiber (LC, 850nm)
Protected Segments Two (2) Segments Two (2) Segments
Form Factor 1-RU Appliance 1-RU Appliance

FortiBridge Features and Benefits

Fail-to-Wire Bypass

FortiBridge Fail to Wire Bypass

Maximizes network uptime by automatically re-routing traffic in the event of a power outage or any other type of event that would cause an in line security device to degrade the availability of the network segment.

Standalone 1-RU appliance

FortiBridge Standalone 1-RU Appliance

Enables you to add bypass functionality to any existing in line security system, including FortiGate® multi-threat security systems.

Remote configuration and Monitoring

FortiBridge Remote Configuration and Monitoring

Enables you to monitor and control the bypass status of network segments remotely, with the ability to view mode of operation, manually switch the appliance into bypass or normal operation mode, and configure thresholds for automatic bypass fail-to-wire.