FortiAuthenticator is designed specifically to provide authentication services for firewalls, SSL and IPsec VPNs, wireless access points, switches, routers, and servers. FortiAuthenticator includes RADIUS and LDAP server authentication methods, and SMAL, which is used for exchanging authentication and authorization data between an Identity Provider and a Service Provider. Authentication servers are an important part of an enterprise network, controlling access to protected network assets, and tracking users' activities to comply with security policies.
FortiAuthenticator is not a firewall; it requires a FortiGate appliance to provide firewall-related services. Multiple FortiGate units can use a single FortiAuthenticator appliance for Fortinet Single Sign On (FSSO) and other types of remote authentication, two-factor authentication, and FortiToken device management. This centralizes authentication and FortiToken maintenance.
FortiAuthenticator provides an easy-to-configure remote authentication option for FortiGate users. Additionally, it can replace the FSSO Agent on a Windows AD network.
FortiAuthenticator for AWS delivers centralized, secure two-factor authentication for a virtual environment, with a stackable user license for the greatest flexibility. Supporting from 100 to 1 million+ users, FortiAuthenticator for AWS supports the widest range of deployments, from small enterprise right through to the largest service provider.