FortiGate Security

The FortiGate Security course combines instructor-led training and interactive labs to build a working knowledge of basic configuration and administration of FortiGate appliances’ most commonly used features. Administrative fundamentals such as the Fortinet security fabric, firewall policies, NAT, user authentication, logging, certificates, SSL inspection, SSL and dialup VPNs, and FortiGate’s security profiles will provide a solid understanding of how to integrate and maintain basic network security using FortiGate appliances.

Target Audience
The FortiGate Security course is intended for anyone who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the security of a FortiGate appliance. This includes network managers, administrators, installers, sales engineers, systems engineers, professional services engineers (presales and post sales) and technical support professionals. Anyone planning on taking the FortiGate Infrastructure course is strongly recommended to complete the FortiGate Security course first.

Course Overview

1. Who is this course designed for?

Networking and security professionals involved in the management, configuration, administration and monitoring of FortiGate devices used to secure their organizations’ networks should attend this course. Participants should have a thorough understanding of all the topics covered in the FortiGate Security course before attending the FortiGate Infrastructure course.

2. What are the main subjects covered?

  • Introduction and Initial Configuration
  • Security Fabric
  • Firewall Policies
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Firewall Authentication
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Certificate Operations
  • Web Filtering
  • Application Control
  • Antivirus
  • Intrusion Prevention and Denial of Service
  • Dialup IPsec VPN

3. What are the main skills, knowledge or capabilities that course participants will take away?

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Deploy the appropriate operation mode for your network
  • Use the GUI and CLI for administration
  • Identify the characteristics of the Fortinet Security Fabric
  • Control network access to configured networks using firewall policies
  • Apply port forwarding, source NAT, and destination NAT
  • Authenticate users using firewall policies
  • Understand encryption functions and certificates
  • Inspect SSL/TLS-secured traffic to prevent encryption used to bypass security policies FortiGate Security Course Description
  • Configure security profiles to neutralize threats and misuse, including viruses, torrents, and inappropriate websites
  • Apply application control techniques to monitor and control network applications that might use standard or non-standard protocols and ports
  • Fight hacking and denial of service (DoS)
  • Offer an SSL VPN for secure access to your private network
  • Implement a dialup IPsec VPN tunnel between FortiGate and FortiClient
  • Collect and interpret log entries.

4. Will course participants gain certification by completing the course?

This course and the FortiGate Infrastructure course are intended to help prepare for the NSE 4 certification exam.

5. What are the main benefits to businesses whose employees complete this course?

In this three-day course, you will learn how to use basic FortiGate features, including security profiles. In interactive labs, you will explore firewall policies, security fabric, user authentication, SSL VPN, dial-up IPsec VPN, and how to protect your network using security profiles such as IPS, antivirus, web filtering, application control, and more. These administration fundamentals will provide you with a solid understanding of how to implement basic network security.

6. Why choose this course and course provider?

Firewall administrators who either

  • Not used a FortiGate before and are new to the product.
  • Have a requirement to gain NSE4 certification.
  • Has previous experience, but never taken training and would like to verify already existing knowledge.

Our training team have years of experience and expertise from working in professional service, technical support and training roles.


Date Location Duration Seats Reminder
04/10/2021 Online Instructor Led 3 Days 0 + Google | + Ical
18/10/2021 Online Instructor Led 3 Days 0 + Google | + Ical
25/10/2021 Online Instructor Led 3 Days 8 + Google | + Ical
15/11/2021 Online Instructor Led 3 Days 4 + Google | + Ical
29/11/2021 Online Instructor Led 3 Days 10 + Google | + Ical
13/12/2021 Online Instructor Led 3 Days 10 + Google | + Ical

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