Traditionally, network security (firewalls to block unauthorized users, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to keep attackers out, Web filters to avoid misuse of Internet browsing, and antivirus software to block malicious programs) required separate boxes with increased cost and complexity. Unified Threat Management (UTM) makes network security less complex, cheaper, and more effective by consolidating all these components. This book explains the advantages of using UTM and how it works, presents best practices on deployment, and is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to deploying Fortinet's FortiGate in the enterprise. 

Key Features

  • Provides tips, tricks, and proven suggestions and guidelines to set up FortiGate implementations
  • Presents topics that are not covered (or are not covered in detail) by Fortinet’s documentation
  • Discusses hands-on troubleshooting techniques at both the project deployment level and technical implementation area


Network administrators, Information security managers, Network security architects, Computer security and data security professionals

Table of Contents

  • Dedications
  • Acknowledgements
  • About The Author
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Intended Audience
  • Organization of this book
  • Section I - General Introduction
    • Chapter 1. Introduction to UTM (Unified Threat Management)
      • Introduction
      • Unified Threat Management (UTM) Foundations
      • Solving Problems with UTM
      • Current UTM Market Landscape
      • Evolution and Future of UTM
    • Chapter 2. FortiGate Hardware Overview
      • FortiGate Hardware Overview
      • FortiGate Custom Hardware Accelerations Overview
      • The ‘Black Art’ of FortiGate Sizing
      • Centralized Management Platform Overview
      • Fortinet Product Portfolio
      • References
    • Chapter 3. FortiOS Introduction
      • Fortios Architecture
      • System Options
  • Section II: UTM Technologies Explained
    • Chapter 4. Connectivity and Networking Technologies
      • Operating Modes
      • Connectivity
      • Routing
      • Servicing users
      • Virtual Domains (VDOM)
      • High Availability
    • Chapter 5. Base Network Security
      • Firewall
    • Chapter 6. Application Security
      • FortiGuard
      • Application Control
      • Network Antivirus/AntiSpyware
      • Intrusion Protection (IPS)
      • Web Filtering
    • Chapter 7. Extended UTM Functionality
      • Introduction
      • WAN Optimization
      • Web Caching
      • Endpoint Control
      • Data Leak Prevention (DLP)
      • Vulnerability Scan
      • References
    • Chapter 8. Analyzing your Security Information with FortiAnalyzer
      • Configuring the FortiAnalyzer
      • Configuring Reports
      • FortiAnalyzer Generated Alerts
      • Log Aggregation
      • Log Forwarding
      • Log Migration


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