Technical progress requires not only the know-how of a qualified IT service provider but also the use of up-to-date hardware and software. Qualifications as well as professional solution strategies in dealing with the latest customer requirements are certainly mainly the homework of the respective IT specialists, whereby the provision of high-performance components is more the responsibility of the customer.
Especially in times of significantly increasing demands on the throughput rates of firewalls, access points and other devices, older models often reach their limits. Depending on the size of the company, a new acquisition can then significantly exceed the budget and often forces companies to remain in the old - slower and possibly endangered - IT security infrastructure.
Thanks to Fortinet's TradeUp programme, it's now a case of "old for new", as known from many a car promotion: Simply replace your "aging" Fortinet components with the latest Fortinet generation at an extremely attractive price. The licensing of your old Fortinet product will be taken over completely as part of the exchange programme.
For a TradeUp you have the following options using the example FortiGate-60D -> FortiGate-60F:
- You buy a "naked" FG-60F according to the offer and transfer the licence of the FG-60D 1:1 to the "naked" FG-60D. You can then trigger the licence transfer manually to prevent a standstill of the FortiGate 60D - and thus a security risk. The FG-60D hardware does not have to be sent back to Fortinet and can continue to be used as a test device without any problems. However, since Fortinet stores the serial number for the FG-60D in the course of the trade-up, no more licences can be booked for the FG-60D afterwards.
- You buy a new FG-60F bundle with 3 years UTM/UTP protection according to the TradeUp conditions in the offer and get it delivered with full 3 years UTM/UTP protection (the 3 years licence period starts from the time of activation). The licence of the FG-60D would then expire regularly - so it cannot be associated with the new bundle. The FG-60D hardware does not have to be sent back to Fortinet and can continue to be used as a test device without any problems. However, since Fortinet stores the serial number for the FG-60D in the course of the trade-up, no more licences can be booked for the FG-60D afterwards.
The following table shows which devices are qualified for the Trade-Up Programme: