FGFM – FortiGate to FortiManager protocol

FGFM – FortiGate to FortiManager protocol The FortiGate to FortiManager (FGFM) protocol is designed for FortiGate and FortiManager deployment scenarios, especially where NAT is used. These scenarios include the FortiManager on public internet while the FortiGate unit is behind NAT, FortiGate unit is on public internet while FortiManager is behind NAT, or both FortiManager and […]

FortiManager Open Ports

FortiManager Open Ports Incoming Ports Purpose Protocol/Port FortiClient FortiGuard Queries UDP/53, UDP/8888 FortiGate Management TCP/541 IPv6 TCP/542 Log & Report TCP or UDP/514 Secure SNMP UDP/161, UDP/162 FortiGuard Queries TCP/8890, UDP/53 FortiGuard AV/IPS UDP/9443 FortiMail Reg, Config Backup, Config/Firmware Pull TCP/443 SNMP Traps UDP/162 FortiManager FortiClient Manager TCP/6028 FortiManager Open Ports Incoming Ports Purpose Protocol/Port […]

Administrative domains

Administrative domains FortiManager administrative domains enable the super_admin to create groupings of devices for configured administrators to monitor and manage. FortiManager can manage a large number of Fortinet appliances. This enables administrators to maintain managed devices specific to their geographic location or business division. This also includes FortiGate units with multiple configured VDOMs. Each administrator […]

Backup and restore configurations

Backup and restore configurations A FortiManager unit stores configuration files for backup and restore purposes. A FortiManager also enables you to save revisions of configuration files. Configuration backups occur automatically when the administrator logs out or the administrator login session expires. FortiManager also enables you to view differences between different configurations to view where changes […]

Central Management FortiGuard

FortiGuard FortiManager can also connect to the FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) to receive push updates for IPS signatures and antivirus definitions. These updates can then be used to update multiple FortiGate units throughout an organization. By using the FortiManager as the host for updates, bandwidth use is minimized as updates are downloaded to one source […]

Central Management Firmware Updates

Firmware updates A FortiManager unit can also perform firmware updates for multiple FortiGate units, saving time rather than upgrading each FortiGate unit individually. The FortiManager unit stores local copies of firmware images, either by downloading images from the Fortinet Distribution Network (FDN) or by accepting firmware images that are uploaded from the management computer. If […]

Configuration through FortiManager

Configuration through FortiManager With the FortiManager system, you can monitor and configure multiple FortiGate units from one location. Using the FortiManager’s Device Manager, you can view the FortiGate units and make the usual configuration updates and changes, without having to log in and out of multiple FortiGate units. FortiManager enables you to complete the configuration, […]