Custom Application & IPS Signatures Creating a custom IPS signature The FortiGate predefined signatures cover common attacks. If you use an unusual or specialized application or an uncommon platform, add custom signatures based on the security alerts released by the application and platform vendors. You can add or edit custom signatures using the web-based manager […]
Fortinet UTM Overview Fortinet offers a very robust UTM (Unified Threat Management) feature set that makes Fortinet based hardware extremely powerful. One of the main things a lot of firewall and router based hardware is missing in this day and age is the ability to see the applications that are traversing the networking and making […]
Managed to get the FortiManager 5.2 Administrators guide on the site. Should help a lot of you that are having some FortiManager issues or need some assistance. Will be working on getting the rest of the documentation relating to fortinet products up before I start loading it with my videos and personal experiences!
Reports FortiManager units can analyze information collected from the log files of managed log devices. It then presents the information in tabular and graphical reports that provide a quick and detailed analysis of activity on your networks. To reduce the number of reports needed, reports are independent from devices, and contain layout information in the […]
Event Management In the Event Management tab you can configure events handlers based on log type and logging filters. You can select to send the event to an email address, SNMP community, or syslog server. Events can be configured per device, for all devices, or for the local FortiManager. You can create event handlers for […]
Log view Logging and reporting can help you determine what is happening on your network, as well as informing you of certain network activity, such as the detection of a virus, or IPsec VPN tunnel errors. Logging and reporting go hand in hand, and can become a valuable tool for information gathering, as well as […]
FortiView The FortiView tab allows you to access both FortiView drill down and Log view menus. FortiView in FortiManager collects data from FortiView in FortiGate. In order for information to appear in the FortiView dashboards in FortiGate, disk logging must be selected for the FortiGate unit. Select the FortiView tab and select the ADOM from […]
High Availability This section provides a general description of FortiManager High Availability (HA). This section also describes all HA configuration options and includes some basic HA configuration and maintenance procedures. This section describes: l HA overview l Configuring HA options l Monitoring HA status l Upgrading the FortiManager firmware for an operating cluster HA overview […]