Interfaces When setting up an address one of the parameters that is asked for is the interface. This means that the system will expect to see that address only on the interface that you select. You can only select one interface. If you expect that the address may be seen at more than one interface […]


Addresses Firewall addresses define sources and destinations of network traffic and are used when creating policies. When properly set up these firewall objects can be used with great flexibility to make the configuration of firewall policies simpler and more intuitive. The FortiGate unit compares the IP addresses contained in packet headers with a security policy’s […]

UUID Support

UUID Support A Universally Unique Identified (UUID) attribute has been added to some firewall objects, so that the logs can record these UUID to be used by a FortiManager or FortiAnalyzer unit. The objects currently include: Addresses, both IPv4 and IPv6 Address Groups, both IPv4 and IPv6 Virtual IPs, both IPv4 and IPv6 Virtual IP […]

Traffic Logging

Traffic Logging When you enable logging on a security policy, the FortiGate unit records the scanning process activity that occurs, as well as whether the FortiGate unit allowed or denied the traffic according to the rules stated in the security policy. This information can provide insight into whether a security policy is working properly, as […]