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External connectors

Cloud SDN connectors provide integration and orchestration of Fortinet products with public and private cloud solutions. In a typical cloud environment, resources are dynamic and often provisioned and scaled on-demand. By using an SDN connector, you can ensure that changes to cloud environment attributes are automatically updated in the Security Fabric.

To protect the East-West or North-South traffic in these environments, the FortiADC uses the SDN connector to sync the dynamic addresses that these volatile environments use. You can then configure the dynamic address objects as sources or destinations for firewall policies. When you make changes to cloud environment resources, such as moving them to a new location or assigning different IP addresses to them, you do not need to modify the policy in FortiADC, as the SDN connector syncs changes to the cloud address objects.

The following external connectors are available in the Security Fabric.

Public SDN:
Private SDN:
Authentication:
  • FortiAuthenticator (FAC) Connector
Threat Feeds:

If VDOMs are enabled, SDN and Threat Feeds connectors are in the global settings, and Authentication connectors are per VDOM.

External connectors

Cloud SDN connectors provide integration and orchestration of Fortinet products with public and private cloud solutions. In a typical cloud environment, resources are dynamic and often provisioned and scaled on-demand. By using an SDN connector, you can ensure that changes to cloud environment attributes are automatically updated in the Security Fabric.

To protect the East-West or North-South traffic in these environments, the FortiADC uses the SDN connector to sync the dynamic addresses that these volatile environments use. You can then configure the dynamic address objects as sources or destinations for firewall policies. When you make changes to cloud environment resources, such as moving them to a new location or assigning different IP addresses to them, you do not need to modify the policy in FortiADC, as the SDN connector syncs changes to the cloud address objects.

The following external connectors are available in the Security Fabric.

Public SDN:
Private SDN:
Authentication:
  • FortiAuthenticator (FAC) Connector
Threat Feeds:

If VDOMs are enabled, SDN and Threat Feeds connectors are in the global settings, and Authentication connectors are per VDOM.