Authors: Devon James, Julian Owusu-Abrokwa and Keith Bormann

Publish Date: September 12, 2019

This document provides test results for the Fortinet FortiGate 500E v6.0.5 build 0268.

During the NSS Labs 2019 Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test, the Fortinet FortiGate 500E v6.0.4 build 0231 failed to detect 31 evasions. This affected its placement in NSS’ 2019 NGFW Security Value Map (SVM)™.

After working closely with NSS, Fortinet updated its software and released the Fortinet FortiGate 500E v6.0.5 build 0268. The updated device was subjected to testing under the same NGFW Test Methodology (v9.0) and appropriately handled all 406 of the evasions it was tested against. Furthermore, the FortiGate 500E improved its exploit block rate by 0.9%.