FortiWAN Function Status

Function Status

This report category is the function to monitor the status of FortiWAN’s major functions for a long period. Long term statistics of function status is helpful to administrators. This category can further be divided into Connection Limit, Firewall, Virtual Server and Multihoming.

Connection Limit

To prevent network congestion, FortiWAN’s Connection Limit function limits the number of connections from each source IP. A Connection Limit event means the number of connections from a given source IP has exceeded the limit (See “Connection Limit”). Reports produces a summary report for Connection Limit events.

Create a report for a specific day or over a range of dates (See “Create a Report”).

Export reports and send reports through email (See “Export and Email”). Statistics Table

  • List the Source IP generating the most accesses while connections exceeding the limit, sorted by the volume of Drops in declining order.
  • Source IP: The IP address generating connections exceeding the limit. l Drops: The counts of denied access (try to construct new connection) while the connections exceeding the limit.

Firewall

Firewall is the most popular tool to control network access and deny illegal access. FortiWAN’s Firewall function limits network access by service, source IP and/or destination IP. A Firewall event means that network access has been denied according to the Firewall rules (See “Firewall”). Reports produces a summary report for Firewall events.

Create a report for a specific day or over a range of dates (See “Create a Report”).

Export reports and send reports through email (See “Export and Email”).

Function Status

Statistics Table

  • Lists the Service, Source IP and Destination IP of denied network access, sorted by the volume of Drops in declining order.
  • Service: The Service of denied access. l Source IP: The Source IP address of denied access. l Destination IP: The Destination IP address of denied access. l Drops: The counts of denied access.

Virtual Server

FortiWAN’s Virtual Server function the linking of multiple servers in an internal (or private) network to external network (public) IP addresses. It is usually used to share multiple servers with single public IP addresses – a simple server load balancing application (See “Virtual Server & Server Load Balancing”). Reports produces a summary and detailed report for Virtual Server.

Create a report for a specific day or over a range of dates (See “Create a Report”).

Export reports and send reports through email (See “Export and Email”). Statistics Table

  • Lists the Virtual Server IP (Service) and count of access, sorted by the Server IP (default). l WAN IP: the public IP address for external users to access the virtual server. l WAN Service: the service for external users to access the virtual server. l Server IP: the IP address of the Virtual Server. l Server Service: the service ran on the virtual server. l Requests: the count of accessing this Server Service ran on the Virtual Server IP from the WAN IP address.
  • Note: Select “WAN IP”, “WAN Service”, “Server IP” and “Server Service” as primary sorting via clicking on the column title. A “▲” or “▼” is shown aside the column header while the column is selected as primary sorting, e.g. Server IP ▲. The sorting order will be switched by clicking on the same column header.

Multihoming

FortiWAN’s Multihoming function performs load balancing and fault tolerance between WAN links for inbound traffic. Users from the public network are told dynamically by FortiWAN the best available WAN link to access in order to reach specific resources on the internal network (See “Inbound Load Balancing and Failover (Multihoming)”). Reports produces a summary and detailed report for Multihoming.

Create a report for a specific day or over a range of dates (See “Create a Report”).

Export reports and send reports through email (See “Export and Email”). Statistics Table

  • Lists the Domain Name and the count of the number of times this domain was accessed, sorted by the FQDN

(default).

  • FQDN: the domain name configured on FortiWAN. Select “FQDN” as primary sorting via clicking on the column title “FQDN”.
  • WAN: which WAN links this FQDN was accessed through. Select “WAN” as primary sorting via clicking on the column title “WAN”.
  • WAN IP: the WAN IP address in this FQDN accessed through the WAN link. Select “WAN IP” as primary sorting via clicking on the column title “WAN IP”.
  • Access: the counts of accessing this domain by external users via the WAN IP address.
  • Note: Select “FQDN”, “WAN” and “WAN IP” as primary sorting via clicking on the column title. A “▲” or “▼” is shown aside the column header while the column is selected as primary sorting, e.g. FQDN ▲. The sorting order will be switched by clicking on the same column header.

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