FortiGate supports both FortiView and Non-FortiView monitors. FortiView monitors are driven by traffic information captured from logs and real-time data. Non-FortiView monitors capture information from various real-time state tables on the FortiGate.

Non-FortiView monitors

Non-FortiView monitors capture information on various state tables, such as the routes in the routing table, devices in the device inventory, DHCP leases in the DHCP lease table, connected VPNs, clients logged into the wireless network, and much more. These monitors are useful when troubleshooting the current state of the FortiGate, and to identify whether certain objects are in the state table or not. For more information, see Dashboards.

FortiView monitors

FortiView is the FortiOS log view tool and comprehensive monitoring system for your network. FortiView integrates real-time and historical data into a single view on your FortiGate. It can log and monitor network threats, keep track of administration activities, and more.

Use FortiView monitors to investigate traffic activity such as user uploads and downloads, or videos watched on YouTube. You can view the traffic on the whole network by user group or by individual. FortiView displays the information in both text and visual format, giving you an overall picture of your network traffic activity so that you can quickly decide on actionable items.

FortiView is integrated with many UTM functions. For example, you can quarantine an IP address directly in FortiView or create custom devices and addresses from a FortiView entry.


The logging range and depth will depend on the FortiGate model.

The Optimal template contains a set of popular default dashboards and FortiView monitors. The Comprehensive template contains a set of default dashboards as well as all of the FortiView monitors. See Dashboards.