Note: This release is mandatory for all F-Series users. You must upgrade to Release 6.1.4 before upgrading to Release 6.2.0. Failure to do so will result in loss of the system configuration and/or crashing the packet processing system after upgrade.
This release also fixes a serious issue (731389) affecting traffic on FDD-200F.
This Release Notes covers the new features, enhancements, and known issues of FortiDDoS version 6.1.4 build number 0079.
FortiDDoS 6.1 features a clean-sheet new architecture that draws on more than 10 years of FortiDDoS’ DDoS mitigation experience while providing a flexible and forward-looking solution to detect and mitigate Layer 3 to Layer 7 DDoS attacks for enterprise data centers. FortiDDoS uses machine learning and behavior based methods, and monitors hundreds of thousands of networking parameters to build an adaptive baseline of normal activity. It then monitors traffic against that baseline and defends against every DDoS attack.
For those familiar with FortiDDoS B- and E-Series, FortiDDoS 6.1 offers additional features, some changed functionality and some features that have been removed. A reference table is included for comparison.