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Table of Contents

Overview of Version 9.4.0

FortiNAC v9.4.0 provides broad enhancements and fixes. At the architectural level, FortiNAC adds enhanced support for RADIUS integrations with FortiAuthenticator, as well as new RADIUS logging and dashboard widgets that allow for at-a-glance view of large numbers of authentication attempts.

FortiNAC administrators confronted with large numbers of devices attempting to get network access will be helped by new dashboard enhancements.

Furthermore, FortiNAC administrators hoping for SMS verification will see that FortiNAC has now added support for API/HTTPS-based SMS gateway integration, including integration with Twilio.

More improvements include an updated Azure deployment guide document, device support for Palo Alto VPN, MOXA, Kerberos, and Huawei wireless LAN Controllers.

Finally, ForitNAC will check anti-virus product status via Windows Security Center to help customers achieve endpoint compliance on the anti-virus products.

Notes

  • Starting from 9.1.0, FortiNAC uses a new GUI format. FortiNAC cannot go backwards to a previous version. Snapshots should always be taken on virtual appliances prior to upgrade.

  • Prior to upgrading, review the FortiNAC Known Anomalies posted in the Fortinet Document Library.
  • If using agents or configured for High Availability, additional steps may be required after upgrade for proper functionality. See Upgrade Instructions and Considerations posted in the Fortinet Document Library.
  • CentOS 7.4 or higher is required. The current CentOS version installed is listed as "Distribution" in the CLI login banner or typing "sysinfo".
    Example:
    > sysinfo
    ************************************************************************
    Recognized platform: Linux
    Distribution: CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)

    If the CentOS version is below 7.4, run OS updates and reboot before upgrading. For instructions on updating CentOS, refer to the Fortinet Document Library.
  • For upgrade procedure, see Upgrade Instructions and Considerations posted in the Fortinet Document Library.

Supplemental Documentation

The following can be found in the Fortinet Document Library.

  • FortiNAC Release Matrix

Version Information

These Release Notes contain additional Enhancements, Device Support, and features. Unique numbering is used for the various components of the product. The software version and Agent version supplied with this release are listed below.

Version: 9.4.0

Agent Version: 9.4.0

A newer Persistent Agent may be required to support certain antivirus and anti-spyware products. Refer to the Agent Release Notes in the Fortinet Document Library.

Firmware version represents a collection of system services and operating system features imaged on to the appliance before it leaves manufacturing. The firmware image cannot be updated by a Fortinet customer. Services within the image are updated by Fortinet or a certified Fortinet Partner in appliance maintenance packages released as new more robust and secure versions of services become available.

Note: Upgrading software versions does not change firmware nor does it automatically require an upgrade to the Persistent Agent. Newer Persistent Agents are not compatible with older software versions unless that capability is specifically highlighted in the corresponding release notes.

Overview of Version 9.4.0

FortiNAC v9.4.0 provides broad enhancements and fixes. At the architectural level, FortiNAC adds enhanced support for RADIUS integrations with FortiAuthenticator, as well as new RADIUS logging and dashboard widgets that allow for at-a-glance view of large numbers of authentication attempts.

FortiNAC administrators confronted with large numbers of devices attempting to get network access will be helped by new dashboard enhancements.

Furthermore, FortiNAC administrators hoping for SMS verification will see that FortiNAC has now added support for API/HTTPS-based SMS gateway integration, including integration with Twilio.

More improvements include an updated Azure deployment guide document, device support for Palo Alto VPN, MOXA, Kerberos, and Huawei wireless LAN Controllers.

Finally, ForitNAC will check anti-virus product status via Windows Security Center to help customers achieve endpoint compliance on the anti-virus products.

Notes

  • Starting from 9.1.0, FortiNAC uses a new GUI format. FortiNAC cannot go backwards to a previous version. Snapshots should always be taken on virtual appliances prior to upgrade.

  • Prior to upgrading, review the FortiNAC Known Anomalies posted in the Fortinet Document Library.
  • If using agents or configured for High Availability, additional steps may be required after upgrade for proper functionality. See Upgrade Instructions and Considerations posted in the Fortinet Document Library.
  • CentOS 7.4 or higher is required. The current CentOS version installed is listed as "Distribution" in the CLI login banner or typing "sysinfo".
    Example:
    > sysinfo
    ************************************************************************
    Recognized platform: Linux
    Distribution: CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)

    If the CentOS version is below 7.4, run OS updates and reboot before upgrading. For instructions on updating CentOS, refer to the Fortinet Document Library.
  • For upgrade procedure, see Upgrade Instructions and Considerations posted in the Fortinet Document Library.

Supplemental Documentation

The following can be found in the Fortinet Document Library.

  • FortiNAC Release Matrix

Version Information

These Release Notes contain additional Enhancements, Device Support, and features. Unique numbering is used for the various components of the product. The software version and Agent version supplied with this release are listed below.

Version: 9.4.0

Agent Version: 9.4.0

A newer Persistent Agent may be required to support certain antivirus and anti-spyware products. Refer to the Agent Release Notes in the Fortinet Document Library.

Firmware version represents a collection of system services and operating system features imaged on to the appliance before it leaves manufacturing. The firmware image cannot be updated by a Fortinet customer. Services within the image are updated by Fortinet or a certified Fortinet Partner in appliance maintenance packages released as new more robust and secure versions of services become available.

Note: Upgrading software versions does not change firmware nor does it automatically require an upgrade to the Persistent Agent. Newer Persistent Agents are not compatible with older software versions unless that capability is specifically highlighted in the corresponding release notes.