Chapter 15 Access Control 15.1 WebWall 15.1.1 Overview The WebWall functionality of the FortiBalancer appliance allows you to create permit/deny rules to filter packets passing through your network infrastructure. The WebWall supports the filtering of TCP, UDP and ICMP packets that are using the IPv4 or IPv6 address. To use access lists you will define […]
Chapter 14 Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) 14.1 Overview GSLB (Global Server Load Balance) is also known as Smart DNS (SDNS). This function allows you to distribute Web traffic among a collection of servers deployed in multiple geographic locations. We will cover introduction of GSLB and the examples of GSLB configuration in this chapter. 14.2 […]
Chapter 13 Link Load Balancing (LLB) 13.1 Overview This chapter details the configuration of the following Inbound and Outbound Link Load Balancing implementations: Single FortiBalancer appliance and two ISPs Dual FortiBalancer appliances and two ISPs 13.2 Understanding LLB LLB (Link Load Balancing) allows TCP/IP network traffic to be load balanced through up to 128 upstream […]
Chapter 12 Quality of Service (QoS) 12.1 Overview This chapter introduces how to setup the QoS (Quality of Service) function on the FortiBalancer appliance. We setup the QoS functionality to provide administrators with the control over network bandwidth and allow them to manage the network from the business perspective, rather than the technical perspective. 12.2 […]
Chapter 11 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 11.1 Overview Now that the basic SLB and Caching are setup on the FortiBalancer appliance, we can set up the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) acceleration functionality to provide secure transactions with your clients. The SSL Accelerator works by decrypting the secure traffic and passing the unencrypted traffic to the […]
Chapter 10 HTTP Compression 10.1 Overview The FortiBalancer appliance supports in-line compression of HTTP objects. By employing this licensed feature, administrators may maximize throughput to the desired site while end-users will experience quicker download speeds. This chapter describes the configuration of HTTP Compression capabilities which are part of the FortiBalancer platform. Configuration of HTTP Compression […]
Chapter 9 DNS Cache 9.1 Overview The DNS SLB mechanism used by FortiBalancer appliance supports DNS cache feature. Upon receiving any type “A” or “AAAA” DNS responses, which are mapping of host names to IP addresses, FortiBalancer will save them in SLB DNS cache. Then, when the FortiBalancer appliance receives any DNS requests for the […]
Chapter 8 HTTP Content Rewrite 8.1 Overview The HTTP Content Rewrite feature allows end users to visit the HTTP contents on the Web servers behind the FortiBalancer appliance. This feature aims to reduce network latency and improve user experience. This chapter will cover the theories and configurations of the HTTP Content Rewrite feature.