The Policies console shows what policies are in affect on your network, what their source and destination interfaces are, how many sessions are in each policy, and what sort of traffic is occurring, represented in bytes sent and received.

This console can be filtered by Country, Destination Interface, Destination IP, Policy, Source, Source Device, and Source Interface. For more on filters, see Filtering options.

Only FortiGate models 100D and above support the 24 hour historical data.


Scenario: Investigate which policies are in effect

You can click on policy IDs to drill down to the policy list and see what policy’s are in effect for specific interfaces, how many sessions have occurred, how many of those with the policy have been blocked, and more:

1. Go to FortiView > Policies, and double-click on a policy ID to drill down.

2. You will be redirected to a summary screen of the policy ID. From here you can view the source IP of where the policy has been used, what source interface has been using the particular policy, and to verify what sort of threat scores have been measured, both blocked and allowed.

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