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Fabric Setup

Quick Start

This section outlines the basic Fabric configurations to get started.

Configuring the root FortiGate and downstream FortiGates

Configuring FortiAnalyzer

Security Fabric Components

Fortinet On-Prem Connectors

This section highlights various On-prem Fortinet products that can be connected to the Fabric

Authorizing FortiAP

Authorizing FortiSwitch

Adding FortiManager

Adding FortiClient EMS

Adding FortiSandbox

Adding FortiNAC

Adding additional devices

Fortinet Cloud Connectors

This section highlights Fortinet Cloud based products and services that can be connected to the Fabric

Adding FortiGate Cloud

Adding FortiAnalyzer Cloud

Adding FortiManager Cloud

Adding FortiClient EMS Cloud

Adding FortiSandbox Cloud

SAML Authentication

Using the Fabric root FortiGate as Identity Provider (IdP), downstream devices can be configured as Service Providers for easy access between Fabric devices

Configuring SAML single-sign-on in the Security Fabric

Pre-authorizing downstream FortiGates

Integrating FortiAnalyzer management using SAML SSO

Integrating FortiManager management using SAML SSO

Navigation, Topology and Views

Security Fabric enhances the way you use your Fortinet devices by allowing you to easily navigate between devices and consolidating device info within different views and dashboards

Navigating between Security Fabric members with SSO

Fabric Topology View

Viewing device dashboards in the Security Fabric

Monitoring

Getting started with FortiExplorer for iOS

Monitoring the Security Fabric with FortiMonitor

Fabric Agent

FortiClient Endpoint and EMS

Telemetry and Compliance data shared between FortiGate and FortiClient EMS help enhance endpoint visibility, compliance control, vulnerability scanning, and automated response

Endpoint Visilibity through FortiGate's Topology View

Topology view based on consolidated risk

Quarantine FortiClient through Automation Stitches

FortiSOC EMS Connector and Playbook

Configuring Compliance Verification Rules & Host Tags

FortiOS dynamic policies using EMS dynamic endpoint groups

Automation & Security Rating

Fabric Automation Stitches

Creating an automation stitch

FortiSoC Playbook Automation

3rd Party Automation

Fortinet works with various 3rd party providers to deliver ways to automate our solutions. You can find the resources in the following locations

Security Rating

Using Security Rating

Integrated Solutions

Endpoint/Identity Connectors

FortiOS synchronizes with different systems to manage Identities of endpoint

Synchronizing FortiClient EMS tags and configurations

FortiNAC endpoint connector

FSSO Agent Connector

Poll Active Directory Server Connector

Exchange Server connector

Cisco pxGrid connector

Clearpass endpoint connector via FortiManager

Symantec endpoint connector

RSSO Agent Connector

External SDN Connectors

FortiOS provides a variety of SDN connectors to pull objects such as network addresses from 3rd party vendors

AWS SDN Connector

Azure SDN Connector

GCP SDN Connector

AliCloud SDN Connector

OCI SDN Connector

Kubernetes SDN Connectors

VMware ESXi and vCenter Connector

VMware NSX-T SDN Connector

OpenStack Fabric Connector

Cisco ACI SDN Connector

IBM Cloud SDN Connector

Nuage SDN Connector

Fabric Address Management

FortiIPAM provides IP address management solutions for FortiGates and network resources in the Fabric.

Assigning a subnet with the FortiIPAM service

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Security Fabric

Diagnosing automation stitches