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Logical networks

Use logical networks to separate network access policies from device specific values. Each logical network has an access value, which is translated to the physical value of network infrastructure devices. FortiNAC uses this value to provision the appropriate network access. Using logical networks can simplify network policy management by reducing the number of required policies.

Once you create a logical network, you then assign access values on individual devices, then assign a network access configuration for the logical network.

In a FortiNAC Control Manager environment, you can create logical networks on the FortiNAC Control Manager and push this information to other FortiNAC appliances.

If you have a new FortiNAC installation, the first time you access either the Logical Networks tab or Policy > Policy Configuration, a message appears asking if you want to initialize network access policies to a pre-defined sample configuration. If you select Yes, the following pre-defined logical networks are created:

  • Corporate
  • BYOD
  • Guest
  • Printer
  • Camera
  • UPS

 

Logical networks

Use logical networks to separate network access policies from device specific values. Each logical network has an access value, which is translated to the physical value of network infrastructure devices. FortiNAC uses this value to provision the appropriate network access. Using logical networks can simplify network policy management by reducing the number of required policies.

Once you create a logical network, you then assign access values on individual devices, then assign a network access configuration for the logical network.

In a FortiNAC Control Manager environment, you can create logical networks on the FortiNAC Control Manager and push this information to other FortiNAC appliances.

If you have a new FortiNAC installation, the first time you access either the Logical Networks tab or Policy > Policy Configuration, a message appears asking if you want to initialize network access policies to a pre-defined sample configuration. If you select Yes, the following pre-defined logical networks are created:

  • Corporate
  • BYOD
  • Guest
  • Printer
  • Camera
  • UPS