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FortiGate™ Virtual Appliances - BYOL

Product Overview

FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall technology delivers complete content and network protection by combining stateful inspection with a comprehensive suite of powerful security features.

Application control, firewall, antivirus, IPS, Web filtering and VPN along with advanced features such as an extreme threat database, vulnerability management and flow-based inspection work in concert to identify and mitigate the latest complex security threats.

The security-hardened FortiOS operating system is purpose-built for inspection and identification of malware and supports direct Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) for higher & more consistent performance.


  • Delivers complete content and network protection by combining stateful inspection with a comprehensive suite of powerful security features to meet PCI DSS compliance.
  • IPS technology protects against current and emerging network-level threats. In addition to signature-based threat detection, IPS performs anomaly-based detection which alerts users to any traffic that matches attack behavior profiles.
  • New Docker application control signatures protect your container environments from newly emerged security threats.

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 6.4.15
  • FortiGate 7.4.3


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

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 Fortinet FortiGate 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 can be used:

username: admin
password: *< leave blank >*

It is the responsibility of the customer to change those as soon as possible.

For versions lower than 7.0, it’s necessary to enable the HTTP service (port 80) via the Exoscale console:

FortiGate-VM64-KVM # config system interface
FortiGate-VM64-KVM (interface) # edit port1
FortiGate-VM64-KVM (port1) # set allowaccess ping http https ssh
FortiGate-VM64-KVM (port1) # end

Additionally, it is the responsibility of the customer to protect the admin interfaces port 22 (ssh), 80 (http) and 443 (https) 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 underlying 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 using this product, you agree to terms and conditions according to the Fortinet end user license agreement (EULA).