FortiGate from Fortinet is a highly successful family of appliances enabled to manage routing and security on different layers, supporting dynamic protocols, IPSEC and VPN with SSL, application and user control, web contents and mail scanning, endpoint checks, and more, all in a single platform. The heart of the appliance is the FortiOS (FortiOS 5 is the latest release) which is able to unify a friendly web interface with a powerful command line to deliver high performance. FortiGate is able to give users the results they usually achieve at a fraction of the cost of what they would have to invest with other vendors.
This practical, hands-on guide addresses all the tasks required to configure and manage a FortiGate unit in a logical order. The book starts with topics related to VLAN and routing (static and advanced) and then discusses in full the UTM features integrated in the appliance. The text explains SSL VPN and IPSEC VPN with all the required steps you need to deploy the aforementioned solutions. High availability and troubleshooting techniques are also explained in the last two chapters of the book.
This concise, example-oriented book explores all the concepts you need to administer a FortiGate unit. You will begin by covering the basic tools required to administer a FortiGate unit, including NAT, routing, and VLANs. You will then be guided through the concepts of firewalling, UTM inside the appliance, tunnelling using SSL, and IPSEC and dial-up configurations. Next, you will get acquainted with important topics like high availability and Vdoms. Finally, you will end the book with an overview of troubleshooting tools and techniques.
This book is a step-by-step tutorial that will teach you everything you need to know about the deployment and management of FortiGate, including high availability, complex routing, various kinds of VPN working, user authentication, security rules and controls on applications, and mail and Internet access.
Who this book is for
This book is intended for network administrators, security managers, and IT pros. It is a great starting point if you have to administer or configure a FortiGate unit, especially if you have no previous experience. For people that have never managed a FortiGate unit, the book helpfully walks through the basic concepts and common mistakes. If your work requires assessing the security of a corporate network or you need to interact with people managing security on a Fortinet product, then this book will be of great benefit. No prior knowledge of Fortigate is assumed.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Rosato Fabbri, 50 years old, has been the IT Manager for Need s.r.l. for the last 10 years. The company has more than a thousand users spread across eight sites (a national headquarters in Italy and a network of remote offices abroad). Need's network is entirely based on FortiGate appliances and on secure VPNs over the Internet. Rosato used his first FortiGate in 2003 and for him it was "love at first sight". He fully used the competitive advantage of Fortinet technology, both in functionalities and in features and that advantage made Need a use case, enabling the company to gain the trust of its customers and adding a lead over competitors.
Fabrizio Volpe has worked in the Iccrea Banking Group since 2000, as Network and Systems Administrator. Since 2011 he has been awarded the Microsoft MVP on Directory Services from Microsoft, and his focus is on Windows systems, security, and unified communications. Since the year 2000 Fabrizio has delivered speeches at many events and conferences (both Italian and international). He is committed to creating content that is accessible to a wide number of people, so he often publishes content on his Lync2013 channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/lync2013), on his personal blog (http://blog.lync2013.org), and on SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/fabriziov). In the last year Fabrizio has published two books with Packt, Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and Instant Microsoft Forefront UAG Mobile Configuration Starter. He has also made available a free e-book, Microsoft Lync Server 2013: Basic Administration in the TechNet gallery (http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Lync-Server-2013-Basic-0a86824d).