FortiGate™ Virtual Appliances - BYOL

FortiGate™ Virtual Appliances 6.2.0 - BYOL logo

FortiGate™ Virtual Appliances 6.2.0 - BYOL

Product Overview

Fortinet delivers both physical and virtualized security appliances to secure unique data planes. It offers on one side, unmatched performance and security capabilities while allowing for the growth and evolution of the consolidating Data Center with no service degradation or bottlenecks, no compromise on security, and with an unmatched ROI — fulfilling the outcomes of a robust software-defined security framework.

FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional Hardware-based FortiGate appliances.

With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.


  • Increased visibility within virtualized infrastructure
  • Rapid deployment capability
  • Ability to manage virtual appliances and physical appliances from a single pane of glass management platform
  • Simple licensing with no per-user fees
  • Support for multiple virtualization and Cloud platforms
  • Full support for FortiHypervisor deployments enabling line-speed security in vCPE requirement
  • Wide array of licensing choices to fit any infrastructure requirement
  • VDOM-enabled models for multi-tenant environments

Editor Details

Fortinet, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a worldwide vendor of network security products providing customers with broad, integrated, and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure.

Maintainer Details

A1 Digital advises companies in matters of digital transformation and guides them through the digitisation of their business areas. The focus is on industry-specific applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as cloud-based products and solutions for the modern workplace.

With scalable services, A1 Digital is also an ideal partner for digital projects in medium-sized companies. As part of the Telekom Austria Group and therefore also América Móvil, the company can rely on the mature infrastructure of one of the world’s largest mobile network operators.

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Version Details

FortiGate 6.2.0


The total end customer pricing is the sum of the pure IaaS price according to the Exoscale price information and the license cost for the Fortinet image. For the BYOL model the customer has to manage the license and the related costs.

CPU Cores RAM (min / max) Storage (min / max) Recommended Instance Type Price (EUR)
FORTIGATE-VM01V 1 / 1 1 GB / 2 GB 32 GB / 2 TB Tiny 0 (BYOL)
FORTIGATE-VM02V 1 / 2 1 GB / 4 GB 32 GB / 2 TB Small 0 (BYOL)
FORTIGATE-VM04V 1 / 4 1 GB / 6 GB 32 GB / 2 TB Medium 0 (BYOL)
FORTIGATE-VM08V 1 / 8 1 GB / 12 GB 32 GB / 2 TB Large 0 (BYOL)
FORTIGATE-VM16V 1 / 16 1 GB / 24 GB 32 GB / 2 TB Extra-Large 0 (BYOL)

Usage & Technical Prerequisites

Bring your own license (BYOL): In this scenario Exoscale provides the pure IaaS according to the Exoscale end user service agreements (EUSA).

In addition, an image of the virtual firewall can be provisioned via the Exoscale add-ons portfolio.

Please note, that in this license case Exoscale cannot guarantee the vendor support for the firewall image. It is the responsibility of the customer to purchase a license and a software subscription.

For using FortiGate 6.X it is important to know that the licenses are based on the used virtual cores of the virtual machine.

The customer needs to identify the necessary instance and take over the responsibility of sizing. After selecting the correct instance, the according number of licenses per core can be selected.

Technical Documentation

For the initial configuration (vendor web GUI/Exoscale console interface) the default credentials username: admin and no password can be used.

It is the responsibility of the customer to change this as soon as possible. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the customer to protect the admin interfaces port 22 (ssh) and port 443 (http) via security groups, so that only intended people can access them.

For technical limitations, please see the official vendor documentation.

Service and Support

With the BYOL model the customer is fully responsible for service and support.

  • For issues related to the software (eg.: configuration, functionality, etc.) itself, the customer needs to contact the editor:
    Fortinet support desk
  • For issues related to the BYOL template (eg.: build issues, version issues, interaction with the udnerlying infrastructure, etc.), the customer needs to contact the maintainer:
    A1 Digital security support desk
  • For issues related to the infrastructure (eg.: account management, virtual machine issues, etc.) the customer needs to contact Exsocale:
    Exoscale support desk

Terms of Service

By subscribing to this product, you agree to terms and conditions according to the Fortinet end user license agreement (EULA).