Configure FortiGate and FortiClient (v5.0.2) IPSec VPN for Secure Remote Access to Work Network
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FortiCloud is a hosted Security Management and Log Retention service for the FortiGate® product line. It gives you a centralized reporting, traffic analysis, configuration and log retention tool without the need for additional hardware and software.
FortiCloud provides a central web-based management console to manage individual or aggregated FortiGate devices. Adding a device to the FortiCloud management subscription is straightforward and provides detailed Traffic and Application visibility across the whole network.
Log Retention is an integral part of any security and compliance program, but administering a separate storage system is burdensome. FortiCloud takes care of this automatically and stores the valuable log information in the cloud. Each device is allowed up to 200G of Log Retention storage. Different types of logs can be stored including Traffic, System Events, Web, Applications and Security Events.
Network availability is critical to a good end user experience. FortiCloud allows you to monitor your FortiGate network in real time with different alerting mechanisms to pin-point potential issues. Alerting mechanisms can be delivered via email.
Reporting and analysis are your eyes and ears into you network health and security. Pre-configured reports are available, as well as custom reports, which can be tailored to your specific reporting and compliance requirements. For example you may want to look closely at application usage or web site violations. The reports can emailed out as a PDF and can cover different time periods.
The correct configuration of the devices within your network is essential to maintaining an optimum performance and security posture. In addition, maintaining the correct firmware (operating system) level allows you to take advantage of the latest features.
All communication (including log information) between the devices and the clouds is encrypted. Redundant data centers are always used to give the service its high availability. Operational Security measures have been put in place to make sure your data is secure only you can view or retrieve it.
Most manufacturers were able to offer two out of our three desired security functions but Fortinet was the only vendor with the capability to provide all three in a single security solution, while meeting our high expectations in terms of performance and cost effectiveness. On top of providing first-class security, the flexibility of the FortiGate systems allows our security solution to evolve on a per-region basis, as and when required. Moving forward, Fortinet's integrated approach means that other security functions such as SSL VPN, firewall and traffic shaping can be switched as per a country's individual requirements. As a fast-growing acquisitive company, this made for a very compelling proposition.