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Administration Guide

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Introduction

FortiNAC integrates with your existing desktop security software, network directories and infrastructure, and security solutions. This gives your organization unlimited visibility to which users are on the network, which endpoint devices are on the network, and where and when users and devices are connecting. Additionally, Network Access Policies ensure that confidential resources are secure by tracking which users are allowed to have access, detailing which users may have already accessed those resources, and ensuring that private information remains private. FortiNAC simplifies IT operations by empowering administrators to create security policies that automate control over network access. Finally, our built-in tools and schema enable administrators to build reports for regulatory compliance.

FortiNAC is a flexible, modular security platform that allows solutions to be customized to fit your organization’s needs. FortiNAC uses a unique out-of-band architecture that leverages your existing IT infrastructure to provide unparalleled visibility and to enable security policies to be applied automatically across the entire network.

The FortiNAC package installed on your appliance is referred to as FortiNAC throughout the documentation.

If you do not see a feature described in the documentation, it could be for one of the following reasons:

  • You may not have purchased all of the features outlined in this documentation.
  • You may not have permission to access the feature.

This document provides comprehensive information on all of the features available in FortiNAC that are used to enforce network usage policies, monitor specific events, and automatically take actions. When FortiNAC recognizes an event, it takes the defined action, and logs both for tracking purposes. Configuration of individual FortiNAC components, such as groups and scheduled actions are included. Device integration information is provided through the Customer Portal.

The Requirements section defines the host requirements for the FortiNAC Administrator User host. Refer to Quick start and Dashboard topics to get started.

This documentation applies to the FortiNAC Server, FortiNAC Control Server, and FortiNAC Application Server appliances.

Introduction

FortiNAC integrates with your existing desktop security software, network directories and infrastructure, and security solutions. This gives your organization unlimited visibility to which users are on the network, which endpoint devices are on the network, and where and when users and devices are connecting. Additionally, Network Access Policies ensure that confidential resources are secure by tracking which users are allowed to have access, detailing which users may have already accessed those resources, and ensuring that private information remains private. FortiNAC simplifies IT operations by empowering administrators to create security policies that automate control over network access. Finally, our built-in tools and schema enable administrators to build reports for regulatory compliance.

FortiNAC is a flexible, modular security platform that allows solutions to be customized to fit your organization’s needs. FortiNAC uses a unique out-of-band architecture that leverages your existing IT infrastructure to provide unparalleled visibility and to enable security policies to be applied automatically across the entire network.

The FortiNAC package installed on your appliance is referred to as FortiNAC throughout the documentation.

If you do not see a feature described in the documentation, it could be for one of the following reasons:

  • You may not have purchased all of the features outlined in this documentation.
  • You may not have permission to access the feature.

This document provides comprehensive information on all of the features available in FortiNAC that are used to enforce network usage policies, monitor specific events, and automatically take actions. When FortiNAC recognizes an event, it takes the defined action, and logs both for tracking purposes. Configuration of individual FortiNAC components, such as groups and scheduled actions are included. Device integration information is provided through the Customer Portal.

The Requirements section defines the host requirements for the FortiNAC Administrator User host. Refer to Quick start and Dashboard topics to get started.

This documentation applies to the FortiNAC Server, FortiNAC Control Server, and FortiNAC Application Server appliances.