Central Management Firmware Updates

Firmware updates A FortiManager unit can also perform firmware updates for multiple FortiGate units, saving time rather than upgrading each FortiGate unit individually. The FortiManager unit stores local copies of firmware images, either by downloading images from the Fortinet Distribution Network (FDN) or by accepting firmware images that are uploaded from the management computer. If […]

Configuration through FortiManager

Configuration through FortiManager With the FortiManager system, you can monitor and configure multiple FortiGate units from one location. Using the FortiManager’s Device Manager, you can view the FortiGate units and make the usual configuration updates and changes, without having to log in and out of multiple FortiGate units. FortiManager enables you to complete the configuration, […]

Probing interfaces

Probing interfaces Server probes can be used on interfaces. In order for this to occur, the probe response mode must first be configured, then the probe response must be allowed administrative access on the interface. The probe response mode can be: none                    Disable probe. http-probe             HTTP probe. twamp                   Two way active measurement protocol. Both steps […]


Zones Zones are a group of one or more FortiGate interfaces, both physical and virtual, that you can apply security policies to control inbound and outbound traffic. Grouping interfaces and VLAN subinterfaces into zones simplifies the creation of security policies where a number of network segments can use the same policy settings and protection profiles. […]

Virtual LANs

Virtual LANs The term VLAN subinterface correctly implies the VLAN interface is not a complete interface by itself. You add a VLAN subinterface to the physical interface that receives VLAN-tagged packets. The physical interface can belong to a different VDOM than the VLAN, but it must be connected to a network route that is configured […]

Virtual domains

Virtual domains Virtual domains (VDOMs) are a method of dividing a FortiGate unit into two or more virtual units that function as multiple independent units. A single FortiGate unit is then flexible enough to serve multiple departments of an organization, separate organizations, or to act as the basis for a service provider’s managed security service. […]