FortiOS 5.4 GUI Hate

So FortiOS 5.4 has hit GA status which means regular people can download it to their supported devices. The firmware is great on several accounts but one of the items that seems to be getting a ton of backlash is the GUI layout / design. Yes, the default green GUI leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to the aesthetics of the code but that is an easy fix.

  • Login to the FortiGate
  • Go to System
  • Click Settings
  • Select the theme under “View Settings” that you like.

They have a green, blue, red, and of course melongene. My personal favorite is the blue but I see the red getting a lot of use lately. It is really up to you. I personally don’t care about the design quality of the GUI from an aesthetic point of view as long as it does what I need it to do feature and configuration wise.

Oh well. Enjoy the new code!

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Michael Pruett, CISSP has a wide range of cyber-security and network engineering expertise. The plethora of vendors that resell hardware but have zero engineering knowledge resulting in the wrong hardware or configuration being deployed is a major pet peeve of Michael's. This site was started in an effort to spread information while providing the option of quality consulting services at a much lower price than Fortinet Professional Services. Owns PacketLlama.Com (Fortinet Hardware Sales) and Office Of The CISO, LLC (Cybersecurity consulting firm).

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