FortiGate TFTP : Backup To & Restore From
May26

FortiGate TFTP : Backup To & Restore From

FortiGate TFTP KB ID 0001788 Problem I know FortiGate prides itself on being able to do everything from the GUI, but if you can only get in at CLI and need to take a backup then you need to go old school. Recently I had an HA Pair of Fortis, the primary had broken and I could not get access to the GUI on the standby. My plan was to get a backup, blow both (virtual Firewalls) away, deploy two new ones, and restore the config. What...

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FortiGate Web Filtering Setup and Deployment
May20

FortiGate Web Filtering Setup and Deployment

FortiGate Web Filtering KB ID 0001787 Problem In all honesty, enabling Web Filtering on your FortiGate really could not be simpler, you can simply enable it on your default users outbound policy, and select one of the three ‘pre-canned’ profiles, job done! But most companies not only want to filter their web traffic they want to see who is getting blocked, and what are users trying to get access to. Most businesses now...

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FSSO FortiGate Single Sign On
May16

FSSO FortiGate Single Sign On

FSSO  KB ID 0001786 If you are applying polices with your FortiGate, e.g. Web Filtering or IPS, then the ability to track actual users rather than IP addresses is advantageous, it’s all very well blocking access to adult material or gambling sites, from the corporate network, but most companies want to know WHO is attempting to connect to what and when.  To do that the firewall needs to learn what users are where, we can make...

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ESX SD Card?
May06

ESX SD Card?

KB ID 0001785 Problem For a while it’s been common knowledge that running ESX 7.x from a server that boots with an SD-Card is a no no. VMware themselves said (originally) that they would not support it. Then they said they would ‘sort of’ support it, if there was additional persistent storage. Then in the past week they’ve said, VMware will continue supporting USB/SD card as a boot device through the vSphere...

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FortiGate IPS (IDS)
May05

FortiGate IPS (IDS)

KB ID 0001783 Problem If you want to employ the IPS service of a FortiGate firewall then you need a license for that privilege. At the time of writing you can get IPS as part of the following subscription licenses; Enterprise Protection SMB Protection (Only on firewalls SMALLER than 100F) Unified Threat Protection (UTP) Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) But Forti love to change the names of things, so double check with your vendor....

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FortiCare Versions Essentials, Premium, or Elite?
May03

FortiCare Versions Essentials, Premium, or Elite?

KB ID 0001782 FortiCare Versions With the release of the Q2 2022 FortiNet price list, they have decided to split FortiCare up into three different versions FortiCare Essentials: Is the base-level service, and it is targeted toward devices that require a limited amount of support. This service is only offered to FortiGate models 8x and below and to low-end FortiWifi devices. Support includes web only tickets & chat, with next day...

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