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Receive data from external devices

FortiNAC can be configured to receive data or messages from other devices on the network, such as an IPS/IDS device. FortiNAC can accept data from a trap or Syslog message to add records to the database or trigger events and alarms. If events and alarms are triggered, alarms can be configured to take action on hosts or users and notify administrators via e-mail or SMS messages.

There are several options that can be used to leverage data from other devices. Each of these options is independent of all of the others. They can be used simultaneously but they do not work together.

Syslog management

The Syslog Management feature in FortiNAC allows you to create specific configurations used to parse inbound syslog messages. Supported message formats include CSV, TAG/VALUE and CEF. New events and alarms are automatically created for each syslog configuration you create. When an inbound message is received, FortiNAC can react based on the event and alarm generated. See Syslog management.

Trap MIB

The Trap MIB feature allows you to configure FortiNAC to receive SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 traps from external devices that contain information about the connecting host. New events and alarms are created for these configurations and they display based on the OID of the sending device. When a trap is received FortiNAC can react based on the event and alarm generated. See Trap MIB files.

SNMPv3

SNMPv3 traps can be leveraged to populate the FortiNAC database with hosts and users as they connect to the network. When a trap is received from an external device, host and user records are added, modified or removed in the database. Events and alarms associated with these traps can be used to notify administrators or take actions on connecting hosts and users.

MDM services

MDM Services allows you to configure communication with one or more Mobile Device Management servers. Based on the information received from the MDM server you can take action on hosts, such as disabling them. See MDM services.

Receive data from external devices

FortiNAC can be configured to receive data or messages from other devices on the network, such as an IPS/IDS device. FortiNAC can accept data from a trap or Syslog message to add records to the database or trigger events and alarms. If events and alarms are triggered, alarms can be configured to take action on hosts or users and notify administrators via e-mail or SMS messages.

There are several options that can be used to leverage data from other devices. Each of these options is independent of all of the others. They can be used simultaneously but they do not work together.

Syslog management

The Syslog Management feature in FortiNAC allows you to create specific configurations used to parse inbound syslog messages. Supported message formats include CSV, TAG/VALUE and CEF. New events and alarms are automatically created for each syslog configuration you create. When an inbound message is received, FortiNAC can react based on the event and alarm generated. See Syslog management.

Trap MIB

The Trap MIB feature allows you to configure FortiNAC to receive SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 traps from external devices that contain information about the connecting host. New events and alarms are created for these configurations and they display based on the OID of the sending device. When a trap is received FortiNAC can react based on the event and alarm generated. See Trap MIB files.

SNMPv3

SNMPv3 traps can be leveraged to populate the FortiNAC database with hosts and users as they connect to the network. When a trap is received from an external device, host and user records are added, modified or removed in the database. Events and alarms associated with these traps can be used to notify administrators or take actions on connecting hosts and users.

MDM services

MDM Services allows you to configure communication with one or more Mobile Device Management servers. Based on the information received from the MDM server you can take action on hosts, such as disabling them. See MDM services.