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FortiGate Fundamentals

Nov 15, 2013 198 12750

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Summary

Welcome and thank you for selecting Fortinet products for your network protection. The firewall policies are the key component of FortiOS that allows, or disallows, traffic to and from your network. It is through the firewall policies you define who, what and when traffic goes between networks and the Internet. This guide describes the firewall functionality of FortiOS on all FortiGate units. It includes the purpose of the firewall, how traffic moves through the FortiGate unit, the components involved in the firewall and its policies. This guide also describes both simple how to steps to configure the basic components, and some more involved examples to demonstrate how firewall policies can be employed within FortiOS. Finally, this guide also provides some troubleshooting advice should problems arise when creating firewall policies. Because of the magnitude of features, this guide will only touch the surface of traffic shaping, Universal Threat Management (UTM) and profile information. Other guides are available with more in depth content. For basic configuration to install the FortiGate unit on the network, see the System Administration Guide. T

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