Fortinet FortiManager Valuable Features

MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
The most valuable feature in FortiManager is the ability to automate the deployment processes and maintenance. View full review »
Dilip Saraf
Regional Head at MASS INFONET (P) LTD.
Feature Highlights Single Pane Automation and Orchestration FortiManager provides insight into network traffic and threats through a single-pane-of-glass and offers enterprise-class features and sophisticated security management for unified, end-to-end protection to contain advanced threats. FortiManager also delivers the industry’s best scalability to manage up to 100,000 Fortinet devices. FortiManager, coupled with the FortiAnalyzer family of centralized logging and reporting appliances, provides a comprehensive and powerful centralized management solution for your organization. Central Management of Network Infrastructure Centrally manage FortiGate, FortiSwitch, FortiExtender & FortiAP. The VPN manager simplifies the deployment and enables centrallyprovisioned VPN community and connection monitoring. FortiAP Manager allows configuring, deploying and monitoring FortiAPs from a single console. Configuration and Settings Management Collectively configure the device settings - using the provisioning templates and advance CLI templates improves management of a large number of devices. Automatic device configuration backup with revision control and change audit make it easier for daily administrative tasks. Use Management extensions to add SD-WAN Orchestrator, Wireless Manager and other modules. API for Automation and Orchestration RESTful API allows MSSPs/large enterprises to create customized, branded web portals for policy and object administration. Automate common tasks such as provisioning FortiGates and configuring existing devices. Join Fortinet Developer Network (FNDN) to access exclusive articles, how-to content for automation and customization, community-built tools, scripts and sample code. Management Extensions FortiManager’s management extensions allow rapid expansion of Single Pane to manage more Security Fabric products. The built-in engine runs containerized extensions to support trusted containers, which are pulled from the FortiGuard. FortiManager is notified when new containers are made available and users can easily choose to opt in our out of each of the management extensions. It includes modules like SD-WAN Orchestrator, Wireless Manager and more. Security Policy Management Per Policy Lock has been added to 6.4, which allows admins to control the policy change by implicitly lock a policy rule when he/ she does the change to the policy. Group commonly used security policies in a policy block and insert as needed in different Policy Packages. Global policy feature that allows companies such as: Telecom, MSSP and SAAS providers to apply a header/footer policy at the ADOM level to all policy packages or select packages. SD-WAN Orchestration & Analytics Powerful SD-WAN management capabilities using intuitive workflow and simplified provisioning at scale. Enhanced SD-WAN analytics to monitor application performance and bandwidth utilization per WAN link. Leverage application centric SD-WAN business policies to fine-tune traffic steering decisions based on performance SLA targets for each WAN provider. Provide flexible deployment options for SD-WAN orchestrator, an add-on to Multi-Tenancy & Role Based Administration FortiManager equips admins with granular device and role based administration for deploying zero-trust, multi-tenancy architecture to large enterprises, with a hierarchical objects database to facilitate re-use of common configurations and serve multiple customers. ADOMs are used to manage independent security environments, each with its own security policies and configuration database, and the intuitive GUI makes it easy to view, create, clone and manage ADOMs. The zero-touch deployment uses templates to provision devices for quick mass deployment, and also supports firmware version enforcement. Define global objects such as Firewall Objects, Policies and Security Profiles to share across multiple ADOMs. Granular permissions allow assigning ADOMs, devices and policies to users based on role and responsibilities. FortiManager’s new IPS admin is a restricted user role for performing only IPS related object configuration and install. View full review »
Mak Kazemaini
Infrastructure and Cloud Architect at Vizion network
The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls. By unifying the deployment process of the policies among many of the firewalls, or virtual domains that you have, and it is very easy to install and use. View full review »
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Filip Hajek
Consultant at DNS, a.s.
For the whole security fabric from Fortinet, with a simple click you can see if some workstations or services are affected by an attack. You can really easily quarantine it, check the solution, and fix it. It's very good from a security perspective. View full review »
reviewer1181130
Asst. Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Fortinet has the option of synchronization in the cloud, so you can manage everything if you have a cloud account. FortiManager supports orchestration in distributed environments and provides features such as automation and profiling. It allows you to push the configuration for new deployments, which makes the setup of new systems easier. It fits well into either NOC or SOC environments to assist with managing the overall security solution. View full review »
reviewer1414707
Network Delivery Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is intrusion protection. Everybody is quite happy with the way that the graphical user interface works. The redundancy and resiliency are quite good. View full review »
Rias Majeed
CIO IT Security - Connectivity at Exceed NetSec LLC
The most valuable feature is analyzing the traffic. When we call ISP and we do an upgrade, the performance is down and we can look into it and see where we're lacking and analyze the data and decide how to go about it - if it is from the firewall or the connection. We look at the traffic to segment the network and it improves and increases the performance. When we have a mobile connection and local laptops are on the same network. We have seen a big performance upgrade. View full review »
Slawomir Napiorkowski
Architect at IT Systems and Solutions sp. z o.o.
The most valuable feature is the central configuration for firewall policies. This simplifies the management of many devices and acts as a central firewall policy object. It is sometimes used to deploy a VPN, where that is used to connect many FortiGate instances. You don't need to log in to the devices many times. Instead, you can locally manage and copy the configuration to several of them. View full review »
AhmedNatil
Consultant at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface. View full review »
reviewer1171122
Manager IP Network Security Planning at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The user interface is very easy to navigate. It is comfortable to use. View full review »
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