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Fortinet FortiSwitch 248D
Secure Access Switches

Fortinet FortiSwitch 248D

Fortinet FortiSwitch-248D Series
Fortinet FortiSwitch-248D
Fortinet FortiSwitch-248D
Layer 2/3 FortiGate switch controller compatible switch with 48 x GE RJ45 ports, 4 x GE SFP
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FortiSwitch Secure Access switches deliver outstanding security, performance and manageability for threat conscious small to mid-sized businesses, distributed enterprises and branch offices. Tightly integrated into the FortiGate® Network Security Platform, the FortiSwitch Secure Access switches can be managed directly from the familiar FortiGate interface. This single pane of glass management provides complete visibility and control of all users and devices on the network, regardless of how they connect.

When a device connects to a Secure Access Switch Ethernet port, it is first identified, and then the user is authenticated. Once authenticated, access to the network is granted based on pre-defined security policy from the FortiGate, ensuring secure network access across the enterprise, without impacting the user experience.

Secure Managed Switches for Wire Closet Installation

The FortiSwitch D-Series switches are ideal for the next generation applications, where increased productivity can be achieved through faster network access speeds via dedicated Gigabit Ethernet ports. With a compact 1RU form factor, these switches are ideally suited for high density enterprise or classroom wire closet installations, delivering a truly secure network access platform for wired Ethernet devices.

Simple Network Deployment and Compliance

The Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability enables simple installation of wireless Access Points and IP phones in the network, with power and data being delivered over the same network cable. There is no need to contract electricians to install power for your PoE capable devices anymore, reducing your overall network TCO.

By leveraging the FortiSwitch VLAN segmentation feature of the switches, enterprise networks can support the convergence of voice, data and wireless traffic onto a single network platform. FortiSwitch network segmentation can even be managed from the FortiGate interface, simplifying the process of meeting compliance requirements for data separation.


  • Secure Access switches suitable for wire closet and desktop installations.
  • Devices are identified and users authenticated prior to being granted access to the network.
  • Centralized security management and reporting from FortiGate interface.
  • Up to 48 ports in a compact 1 RU form factor.
  • Power over Ethernet capable, including PoE+.
  • Ideal for converged network environments; enabling voice, data and wireless traffic to be delivered across a single network.
Key Features & Benefits
Single Management Framework Reduces complexity and decreases management cost with network security functions managed through a single console.
Single Policy Provisioning The same security policy can apply to a user or device regardless of how or where they connect to the network.Enables access to certain network ports based on the role of a user within the organization, such as in shared conference rooms or engineering facilities.
Centralized Authentication All users are authenticated against the same user database, regardless of whether they connect to the wired or wireless network, including temporary guest users.
Role-Based Ports Enables access to certain network ports based on the role of a user within the organization, such as in shared conference rooms or engineering facilities..

Capabilities: Fortilink Mode Vs. Standalone Mode:

802.1x Port Authentication Yes Yes
MAC Address-Based Authentication No Yes
MAC Black/White Listing No Yes
Layer 3,4 Stateful Firewall to Control Access No Yes
TACACS+/RADIUS Admin Access Yes Yes
DHCP Relay/DHCP Snooping No Yes
Virtual Domain No Yes
Layer 3, Dynamic Routing No Yes
Inter-VLAN Routing Yes* Yes
Policy-Based Routing No Yes
DNS Server No Yes
VLANs Supported 4K 1K
Auto Discovery of Multiple Switches 1 16 (model dependent)
Software Upgrade of Switches 1 switch Central upgrade of each switch
VLAN Configuration 1 switch Central VLAN provisioning of entire switch network
Policy Control of Users and Devices No Yes
Syslog Collection Yes Yes (FortiGate syslog only)
Switch POE Control Yes Yes**
LAG support from FortiSwitch to FortiGate Yes Yes**
High Availability
Support for FortiGate in HA cluster Yes Yes**
UTM Features
Firewall No Yes
IPS, AV, Application Control No Yes
* supported in 124D, 124D-POE, 200 (except 224D-POE), 400 and 500 series.
** enabled with FOS 5.4 release

FortiSwitch Deployment Example:

FortiLink Mode

The FortiSwitch Secure Access Switch series integrates directly into the FortiGate* Connected UTM, with switch administration and access port security managed from the familiar FortiGate interface. Regardless of how users and devices connect to the network, you have complete visibility and control over your network security and access through this single pane of glass, perfectly suited to threatconscious organizations of any size.

FortiSwitch Deployment Example

* Selected models only

Standalone Mode

Virtualization and cloud computing have created dense high-bandwidth Ethernet networking requirements in the data center, pushing the limits of existing data center switching. FortiSwitch Data Center switches meet these challenges by providing a high performance 10 or 40 GE capable switching platform, with a low Total Cost of Ownership. Ideal for Top of Rack server or firewall aggregation applications, as well as enterprise network core or distribution deployments, these switches are purpose-built to meet the needs of today's bandwidth intensive environments.

FortiSwitch Deployment Example

Software Features (standalone Mode):

Layer 2
Jumbo Frames Yes
Auto-negotiation for port speed and duplex Yes
IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridging/STP (will interoperate) Yes
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP, will interoperate) Yes
IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) Yes
IEEE 802.1p Mapping to Priority Queue Not supported
Edge Port / Port Fast Yes
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging Yes
Private VLAN Not supported on FS-108D-POE, FS-224D-POE
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP Yes
Unicast/Multicast traffic balance over trunking port (dst-ip, dst-mac, src-dst-ip, src-dst-mac, src-ip, src-mac) Yes
IEEE 802.1AX Link Aggregation Yes
Spanning Tree Instances (MSTP/CST) 15/1
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control and back-pressure Yes
IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Yes
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Yes
IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX Yes
IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Yes
802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet in FS-5xx, 4xx family
802.3 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications Yes
IEEE 802.3af-2003/2009 POE Not supported on FS-124D
Storm Control Yes (except FS-108D-POE, FS-224D-POE)
Layer 3
Static Routing (Software-based only) Up to 64 static routes, usable for software routing (like management traffic)
Static Routing (Hardware-based) 64 static routes (16K on FS-5xx family)*
L3 Host/ARP Entries 4K on FS-1xx, 2xx, 4xx family*
24K on FS-5xx family
IGMP Snooping (v1/v2/v3) 1023 groups on FS-1xx, 2xx, 4xx, 5xx. Not supported on FS-108D-POE, FS-224D-POE
Port Mirroring Yes
Admin Authentication Via RFC 2865 RADIUS Yes
802.1x authentication with port-based assignment Yes
sFlow Yes, All models except FS-108D-POE, FS-224D-POE
ACL Tables 1K entries on FS-5xx family
512 on FS-1xx, 2xx, 4xx, 5xx families
Not supported on FS-108D-POE, FS-224D-POE
Telnet / SSH Yes
SNMP v1/v2c/v3 Yes
LLDP (802.1ab, Link Layer Discovery Protocol) (receive and transmit) Yes
Standard CLI and web GUI interface Yes
Software download/upload: TFTP/FTP/GUI Yes
Managed from FortiGate Yes
RFC and MIB Support**
RFC 2571 Architecture for Describing SNMP Framework Yes
DHCP Client Yes
RFC 854 Telnet Server Yes
RFC 1643 Ethernet-like Interface MIB Yes
RFC 1213 MIB-II Yes
RFC 1354 IP Forwarding Table MIB Yes
RFC 2572 SNMP Message Processing and Dispatching Yes
RFC 1157 SNMPv1/v2c Yes
RFC 2030 SNTP Yes
* Check Release notes/Admin guide for Static Routing release details.
** MIBs have been tested with Solarwinds NPM tool.


Hardware Specifications
Total Network Interfaces 48x GE RJ45 ports and 4x GE SFP ports
Dedicated Management 10/100 Port 1
RJ-45 Serial Console Port 1
Form Factor 1 RU Rack Mount
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ports -
PoE Power Budget N/A
Mean Time Between Failures > 10 years
System Specifications
Switch Type Web and CLI Managed
Switching Capacity 104 Gbps
Packets Per Second 155 Mpps
MAC Address Storage 16K
Network Latency < 1µs
VLANs Supported 4K
Link Aggregation Group Size 8
Total Link Aggregation Groups 26
Packet Buffers 1.5 MB
Height x Width x Length (inches) 1.73 x 9.68 x 17.3
Height x Width x Length (mm) 44 x 246 x 440
Weight 7.81 lbs (3.54 kg)
Power Required 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Power Supply AC built in
Redundant Power -
Power Consumption (Average / Maximum) 38.66 W / 39.19 W
Heat Dissipation 134 BTU/h
Operating Temperature 32-122°F (0-50°C)
Storage Temperature -4-158°F (-20-70°C)
Humidity 10-90% non-condensing
Certification and Compliance
Fortinet Warranty Limited lifetime* warranty on all models


Download the Fortinet FortiSwitch D-Series Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiSwitch-248D Series
Fortinet FortiSwitch-248D
Fortinet FortiSwitch-248D
Layer 2/3 FortiGate switch controller compatible switch with 48 x GE RJ45 ports, 4 x GE SFP
List Price: £1,197.44
Our Price: Request a Quote
Fortinet FortiSwitch Advanced Features License
FortiSwitch Advanced Features License SW License for FS-200 Series Switches to activate Advanced Features
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24x7 FortiCare Contract
*24x7 Support, Advanced Hardware Replacement (NBD), Firmware and General Upgrades
1 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiSwitch-248D
List Price: £119.74
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FortiSwitch-248D 3 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract
List Price: £359.23
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FortiSwitch-248D 5 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract
List Price: £598.72
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