WAN optimization and user and device identity policies, load balancing and traffic shaping

WAN optimization and user and device identity policies, load balancing and traffic shaping

Please note the following about WAN optimization and firewall policies:

  • WAN optimization is not compatible with firewall load balancing.
  • WAN optimization is compatible with source and destination NAT options in firewall policies (including firewall virtual IPs). If a virtual IP is added to a policy the traffic that exits the WAN optimization tunnel has its destination address changed to the virtual IPs mapped to IP address and port.
  • WAN optimization is compatible with user identity-based and device identity security policies. If a session is allowed after authentication or device identification the session can be optimized.

 

Traffic shaping

Traffic shaping works for WAN optimization traffic that is not in a WAN optimization tunnel. So traffic accepted by a WAN optimization security policy on a client-side FortiGate unit can be shaped on ingress. However, when the traffic enters the WAN optimization tunnel, traffic shaping is not applied.

 

In manual mode:

  • Traffic shaping works as expected on the client-side FortiGate unit.
  • Traffic shaping cannot be applied to traffic on the server-side FortiGate unit. In active-passive mode:
  • Traffic shaping works as expected on the client-side FortiGate unit.
  • If transparent mode is enabled in the WAN optimization profile, traffic shaping also works as expected on the server-side FortiGate unit.
  • If transparent mode is not enabled, traffic shaping works partially on the server-side FortiGate unit.

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