This is a 2-day training, participants learn the basic configuration and administration aspects of the most commonly used features on the FortiGate Unified Threat Management (UTM) Appliance. Through interactive modules, participants explore firewall policies, user authentication, VPNs, virus detection, email filtering, web filtering, application control and more. FortiGate unit administrative fundamentals provide a solid understanding of how to integrate and ensure operational maintenance for optimal performance in the corporate environment.

Audience: This introductory-level course is intended for anyone who is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of a FortiGate unit. Students must be familiar with the topics presented in this course before attending the FortiGate Multi-Threat Security Systems II - Secured Network Deployment and IPSec VPN course.

Course Detail: Module 1: Introduction to Fortinet Unified Threat Management This module introduces students to the FortiGate unit, comparing and describing the essential. FortiGate features, as compared to other firewall devices. Feature usage and their order of operations are explained and students examine how these can affect system performance and resources. Finally this module will cover configuration backup and restore, factory default settings and establishing connectivity to the FortiGate device GUI. Module 2: Logging and Monitoring. This module familiarizes students with how to search various logs from the FortiGate device GUI and understand how these logs are used. Different methods of logging will be discussed (both on and off the device), as well as getting information from the logs that may not be initially visible. Module 3: Firewall Policies. This module demonstrates setting up the Firewall policies on a FortiGate device and explains. the logic for how a match on a firewall policy is determined. Module 4: Local User Authentication. This module familiarizes students with utilizing Identity based policies. The focus will be on setting up and manipulating traffic based on authentication using local users. Module 5: SSL VPN. In this module students learn how to configure and connect to an SSL VPN. Module 6: IPSec VPN. The students will be shown how to configure an IPSec VPN on the FortiGate device using Interface-based and policy-based modes. Module 7: Antivirus. This section will teach students how to configure and enable traffic scanning for the detection of viruses. Module 8: Email Filtering. This module will introduce students to email inspection and spam detection. Module 9: Web Filtering. This module introduces students to the web filtering functions available on the FortiGate unit.

Course Detail 1: Module 10: Application Control. This module teaches Students the inner workings of Application Control, how to configure it, and how signature triggers are accomplished.

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Prerequisites: Introductory-level network security experience. Basic understanding of firewall concepts.