FortiWeb-VM is deployed in the following environments:
- VMware ESXi (see illustration)
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- OpenStack cloud computing platform
- Citrix XenServer
- Open Xen
FortiWeb can be deployed in a one-arm topology, but is more commonly positioned inline to intercept all incoming clients’ connections and redistribute them to your servers. FortiWeb has TCP- and HTTP-specific firewalling capability. Because it is not designed to provide security to non-HTTP applications, it should be deployed behind a firewall such as FortiGate that focuses on security for other protocols that can be forwarded to your back-end servers, such as FTP and SSH.
Once the virtual appliance is deployed, you can configure FortiWeb-VM via its web UI and CLI, from a web browser and terminal emulator on your management computer.
FortiWeb-VM requires Internet connectivity.