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Introduction

Welcome, and thank you for selecting Fortinet products for your testing environment.

FortiTester™ appliances and VMs offer an enterprise-grade solution for performance testing and validating their network security infrastructure and services, providing a comprehensive range of application test cases to evaluate equipment and right-size infrastructure. All test functionality is included in one simple device-based license. FortiTester is also ideal for testing performance and security of next-gen firewalls and applications on public cloud infrastructures. It is available in most major public cloud marketplaces.

FortiTester provides powerful yet easy-to-use test cases that simulate many applications and a case history browser for simple analysis. It enables you to establish performance standards and run audits to validate they continue to be met. A single 40 GE appliance allows 20 million concurrent connections and new TCP connection rates greater than 1 million/second, hardware-based acceleration supports new HTTPS connection rates above 20,000/second. Up to 4 appliances can be grouped in Test Center mode to massively scale performance. 40 GE device interfaces can be split to 4x 10 GE SPF+ for additional testing flexibility. Furthermore, the virtual appliance version provides an ideal tester for NFV and SDN environments.

Meanwhile, the 100 GE device has a single QSFP28 interface and is designed to run in test center mode. Two devices in test center mode have 93 Gbps HTTP throughput and 76,000,000 HTTP concurrent connections.

FortiTester implements DPDK, which provides libraries and user-space NIC drivers for accelerated packet processing performance. The implementation allows FortiTester to offer comprehensive line-rate testing on server-class hardware.

This document describes how to set up your FortiTester appliance. It also describes how to use the web user interface (web UI) and command-line interface (CLI).

Introduction

Welcome, and thank you for selecting Fortinet products for your testing environment.

FortiTester™ appliances and VMs offer an enterprise-grade solution for performance testing and validating their network security infrastructure and services, providing a comprehensive range of application test cases to evaluate equipment and right-size infrastructure. All test functionality is included in one simple device-based license. FortiTester is also ideal for testing performance and security of next-gen firewalls and applications on public cloud infrastructures. It is available in most major public cloud marketplaces.

FortiTester provides powerful yet easy-to-use test cases that simulate many applications and a case history browser for simple analysis. It enables you to establish performance standards and run audits to validate they continue to be met. A single 40 GE appliance allows 20 million concurrent connections and new TCP connection rates greater than 1 million/second, hardware-based acceleration supports new HTTPS connection rates above 20,000/second. Up to 4 appliances can be grouped in Test Center mode to massively scale performance. 40 GE device interfaces can be split to 4x 10 GE SPF+ for additional testing flexibility. Furthermore, the virtual appliance version provides an ideal tester for NFV and SDN environments.

Meanwhile, the 100 GE device has a single QSFP28 interface and is designed to run in test center mode. Two devices in test center mode have 93 Gbps HTTP throughput and 76,000,000 HTTP concurrent connections.

FortiTester implements DPDK, which provides libraries and user-space NIC drivers for accelerated packet processing performance. The implementation allows FortiTester to offer comprehensive line-rate testing on server-class hardware.

This document describes how to set up your FortiTester appliance. It also describes how to use the web user interface (web UI) and command-line interface (CLI).