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By Rosato Fabbri, Fabrizio Volpe

Simplify and shield your community utilizing the FortiGate community safeguard equipment


  • Learn approximately FortiGate and FortiOS five ranging from the floor up, without earlier wisdom of Fortinet products
  • Understand and carry Routing, VLANs, NAT, and excessive availability strategies utilizing FortiGate units
  • Design and set up safety guidelines, content material filters, and endpoint defense utilizing UTM good points within a FortiGate unit

In Detail

FortiGate from Fortinet is a hugely winning kin of home equipment enabled to control routing and protection on diversified layers, assisting dynamic protocols, IPSEC and VPN with SSL, program and person regulate, net contents and mail scanning, endpoint assessments, and extra, all in one platform. the guts of the application is the FortiOS (FortiOS five is the most recent unlock) which will unify a pleasant net interface with a strong command line to carry excessive functionality. FortiGate is ready to provide clients the consequences and so they in attaining at a fragment of the price of what they might need to make investments with different vendors.

This sensible, hands-on advisor addresses all of the projects required to configure and deal with a FortiGate unit in a logical order. The publication begins with subject matters concerning VLAN and routing (static and complex) after which discusses in complete the UTM beneficial properties built-in within the equipment. The textual content explains SSL VPN and IPSEC VPN with the entire required steps you must install the aforementioned strategies. excessive availability and troubleshooting recommendations also are defined within the final chapters of the book.

This concise, example-oriented booklet explores the entire suggestions you want to administer a FortiGate unit. you are going to start by way of protecting the elemental instruments required to manage a FortiGate unit, together with NAT, routing, and VLANs. you are going to then be guided in the course of the options of firewalling, UTM contained in the equipment, tunnelling utilizing SSL, and IPSEC and dial-up configurations. subsequent, you'll get conversant in very important themes like excessive availability and Vdoms. eventually, you'll finish the e-book with an outline of troubleshooting instruments and techniques.

What you are going to research from this book

  • Configure static and dynamic routing in a FortiGate unit
  • Filter junk mail, viruses, and illegitimate web actions utilizing the UTM positive factors of FortiGate
  • Enforce compliance and block threats utilizing IPS and endpoint controls
  • Design tunnels with SSL and IPSEC to increase your community in a safe manner
  • Use excessive availability recommendations together with hyperlink aggregation, clustering, and digital domains
  • Identify the most gains and makes use of of the Forticlient software
  • Troubleshoot concerns with regards to the aforementioned features


This ebook is a step by step instructional that might train you every little thing you want to find out about the deployment and administration of FortiGate, together with excessive availability, complicated routing, different types of VPN operating, consumer authentication, safeguard principles and controls on functions, and mail and net access.

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Its FortiGate family of products is widely used and appreciated and includes solutions optimized for high-end, mid-range, desktop, and virtual scenarios. Such a success means that security professionals, networking experts, and system administrators often have to manage (or at least have to deal with) a FortiGate appliance. The documentation as well as training courses available on the Fortinet knowledge base are of excellent quality. Nevertheless, the first impact with a complex apparatus as the FortiGate, often creates significant difficulties.

To find out more about the TCP/IP protocol, a simple search on a search engine will provide a considerable amount of free resources. A FortiGate firewall contains a list of default services, and by using them we are able to manage the most common scenarios. However, in most cases we will likely need to define custom services to accommodate our particular requirements. In such a scenario we are able to define a custom service by navigating to the Firewall Objects | Services | Create New drop-down menu and selecting Custom Service.

Summary In this chapter, we learnt some basic concepts and fundamental tools for management of a FortiGate. We also deep dived into VLANing and routing covering OSPF in particular. In the next chapter we will talk about Fortinet's approach to UTM, including FortiClient and FortiGuard. We will also look into web filters, antivirus, antispam, and endpoint security.  Filters, Policies, and Endpoint Security After considering the FortiGate routing features, it is necessary to discuss its firewall functionalities.

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