Initial configuration of firewalls, switches and access points can be a difficult proposition, often requiring expert staff on site to configure each device individually. FortiDeploy greatly simplifies initial configuration and onboarding by providing one-touch provisioning when devices are deployed, locally or remotely.
Hundreds of FortiGates or FortiAPs can be provisioned by using a bulk FortiCloud key in distributed environments, such as large retail or education networks. Once a communication tunnel is established, FortiGate Cloud leverages provisioning profiles and setup wizards to quickly configure managed devices as required. Consistent configuration of the devices within your network is essential to maintain an optimal performance and security posture.
FortiGate Cloud provides a central web-based management console to control your FortiGates. Device settings such as IP addresses can be centrally configured for individual devices or pushed to multiple devices. Configuration backups are kept in FortiGate Cloud to assist with replacement or recovery efforts.
Device firmware updates can also be centrally managed and controlled, thereby ensuring uniformed policy enforcement and allowing you to take advantage of the latest features. FortiGate Cloud has the added benefit of being able to deploy, configure and manage your extended infrastructure through the FortiGate. This provides several immediate benefits — not only can you manage your entire infrastructure from a single Cloud Management Interface, but by allowing the FortiGate to manage your Switch and AP infrastructure, it is able to extend its functionality into them, for example, the switch ports inherit the same properties as the Firewall, making them extensions of the firewall — the same principle goes for the FortiAP as well.
This unique Fabric integration enables this cross product functionality and can further enable automation in the face of a threat. Such as, when an infected client is detected through Indicators of Compromise, the switch or AP can block the device until the problem is remediated. Log retention is an integral part of any security and compliance best practice, but administering a separate storage system can be burdensome and costly.
FortiGate Cloud takes care of this automatically and stores your valuable log information securely in the cloud. Depending on your device, you can easily store and access different types of logs including traffic, system, web, applications and security events. The default free service provides 7 days of logs, the subscription service extends this to 1 full year of logs. FortiGate Cloud supports two-factor authentication using the FortiToken application which is provided as a free security service with the product.
In order to place better security controls on your network, you must first know how it is being utilized. FortiGate Cloud analytics provides you with drill-down and filtering functionality to instantly determine how applications, websites, user and threats are impacting your network. Periodic review of network and security activity is essential in order to keep costs down and security breaches at bay. Solution Guides. White Papers. Case Studies. Save Time and Resources The intuitive, single-pane-of-glass dashboard reduces the burden on IT staff, freeing teams to focus on more proactive, larger-scale security strategies.
Get Up and Running Fast All of the equipment you need to manage can be easily deployed remotely, straight from the FortiGate Cloud management portal. Complete Visibility. Extend Fabric Capabilities. Actionable Reports. FortiGate Cloud Offerings. Register for Free. Quick Links. Request a Demo Take a look at the product demos to explore key features and capabilities, as well as our intuitive user interfaces.
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