FortiAnalyzer platforms integrate network logging, analysis, and reporting into a single system, delivering increased knowledge of security events throughout your network. The FortiAnalyzer family minimizes the effort required to monitor and maintain acceptable use policies, as well as identify attack patterns to help you fine-tune your policies. Organizations of any size will benefit from centralized security event logging, forensic research, reporting, content archiving, data mining and malicious file quarantining.

FortiAnalyzer offers enterprise class features to identify threats, while providing the flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network. FortiAnalyzer can generate highly customized reports for your business requirements, while aggregating logs in a hierarchical, tiered logging topology.

You can deploy FortiAnalyzer physical or virtual appliances to collect, correlate, and analyze geographically and chronologically diverse security data. Aggregate alerts and log information from Fortinet appliances and third-party devices in a single location, providing a simplified, consolidated view of your security posture. In addition, FortiAnalyzer platforms provide detailed data capture for forensic purposes to comply with policies regarding privacy and disclosure of information security breaches.

Feature support

The following table lists FortiAnalyzer feature support for log devices.

Table 1: Feature support per platform

Platform Logging FortiView Event Management Reports
FortiGate a a a a
FortiCarrier a a a a
FortiMail a     a
FortiWeb a     a
FortiCache a     a
FortiClient a      
FortiSandbox a      
Syslog a      

FortiAnalyzer documentation

The following FortiAnalyzer product documentation is available:

                                 •    FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide

This document describes how to set up the FortiAnalyzer system and use it with supported Fortinet units.

                                 •   FortiAnalyzer device QuickStart Guides

These documents are included with your FortiAnalyzer system package. Use this document to install and begin working with the FortiAnalyzer system and FortiAnalyzer Web-based Manager.

                                 •   FortiAnalyzer Online Help

You can get online help from the FortiAnalyzer Web-based Manager. FortiAnalyzer online help contains detailed procedures for using the FortiAnalyzer Web-based Manager to configure and manage FortiGate units.

                                 •   FortiAnalyzer CLI Reference

This document describes how to use the FortiAnalyzer Command Line Interface (CLI) and contains references for all FortiAnalyzer CLI commands.

                                 •   FortiAnalyzer Release Notes

This document describes new features and enhancements in the FortiAnalyzer system for the release, and lists resolved and known issues. This document also defines supported platforms and firmware versions.

                                 •   FortiAnalyzer Log Message Reference

This document describes the structure of FortiAnalyzer log messages and provides information about the log messages that are generated by the FortiAnalyzer system.

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