Notifications about network activity Alert email messages provide notification about activities or events logged. These email messages also provide notification about log severities that are recorded, such as a critical or emergency. You can send alert email messages to up to three email addresses. Alert messages are also logged and can be viewed from the […]
Log database and datasets The log database, also known as the SQL log database, is used to store logs on FortiGate units that have a builtin hard disk. The log database uses Structured Query Lanaguage (SQL), specifically it uses SQLite which is an embedded Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). If you have disabled SQL logging […]
Log files and types As the log messages are being recorded, log messages are also being put into different log files. The log file contains the log messages that belong to that log type, for example, traffic log messages are put in the traffic log file. When downloading the log file from within Log & […]
A quick high level hit of what the benefits of SSL VPN are and an explanation and brief walk through of the SSL Web Portal Access you can provide your users.
Explanation of a debug log message Debug log messages are only generated if the log severity level is set to Debug. The Debug severity level is the lowest log severity level and is rarely used. This severity level usually contains some firmware status information that is useful when the FortiGate unit is not functioning properly. […]
Log messages Log messages are recorded by the FortiGate unit, giving you detailed information about the network activity. Each log message has a unique number that helps identify it, as well as containing fields; these fields, often called log fields, organize the information so that it can be easily extracted for reports. These log fields […]
FortiOS features available for logging Logs record FortiGate activity, providing detailed information about what is happening on your network. This recorded activity is found in log files, which are stored on a log device. However, logging FortiGate activity requires configuring certain settings so that the FortiGate unit can record the activity. These settings are often […]
Logging and reporting overview Logging and reporting in FortiOS can help you in determining what is happening on your network, as well as informing you of certain network activity, such as detection of a virus or IPsec VPN tunnel errors. Logging and reporting go hand in hand, and can become a valuable tool for information […]