FortiSigConverter management extension application (MEA) imports Snort rules directly into FortiManager and converts them to Fortinet supported IPS signatures. Snort is a popular open source Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS). For details about using FortiSigConverter MEA, see the FortiSigConverter MEA Administration Guide on the Document Library.
When FortiSigConverter is enabled, you can import Snort signature files and convert them into IPS signatures. After the signature files are converted, you can use the application to select rules you want to push to FortiManager. To view the signatures in FortiManager, go to Policy & Objects > Object Configurations.