The FPM-7620E processing module is a high-performance worker module that processes sessions load balanced to it by FortiGate-7000 series interface (FIM) modules over the chassis fabric backplane. The FPM-7620E can be installed in any FortiGate-7000 series chassis in slots 3 and up.
The FPM-7620E includes two 80Gbps connections to the chassis fabric backplane and two 1Gbps connections to the base backplane. The FPM-7620E processes sessions using a dual CPU configuration, accelerates network traffic processing with four NP6 processors, and accelerates content processing with eight CP9 processors. The NP6 network processors are connected by the FIM switch fabric so all supported traffic types can be fast path accelerated by the NP6 processors.
The four FPM-7620E NP6 network processors, eight CP9 processors, and FIM module integrated switch fabric (ISF) provide hardware acceleration by offloading data traffic from the FPM-7620E CPUs. The result is enhanced network performance provided by the NP6 processors plus the network processing load is removed from the CPU. The NP6 processor can also handle some CPU intensive tasks, like IPsec VPN encryption/decryption. Because of the integrated switch fabric, all sessions are fast-pathed and accelerated.