NPS Policy Failure

Many companies use Windows Server Network Policy Server to control network access and authentication.  This works really well when you want to deploy secure wireless networks and use group policy to ensure that your wireless clients always connect securely to the...

Restarting FortiGate Services

Recently we experienced an issue with a FortiGate firewall where you could not access the GUI using the management IP address although it had been working without issues previously.  SSH/Ping/Etc. were still functional but the GUI did not respond when trying to open...

FortiGate Debug Commands

Quite often I have to use the CLI interface on FortiGate firewalls to troubleshoot traffic connections, VPNs, etc.  Using the built in CLI is very useful and powerful tool to isolate issues and resolve very quickly rather than pouring through traffic logs using...

FortiGate Zones

When thinking about various firewall configurations, one of the most important items is high availability.  Not only high availability when it comes to the physical hardware and the ability to have one firewall take over for another in case of a failure, but also...

Firewall Licensing

I have done many blogs on the great features that Fortinet firewalls offer and was reminded again why I prefer them over most major firewall vendors, specifically the way they are licensed.  When you purchase a Fortinet FortiGate firewall you have the option to...

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